Alaric Hall

Alaric Hall teaches Old and Modern Icelandic language and literature (amongst other things) at the University of Leeds. He was born just before Margaret Thatcher’s government entered office, started a BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic just after Tony Blair’s government entered office, and took up what his colleagues in Human Resources call an “ongoing contract” at Leeds as the UK experienced its first bank run since 1866. En route, he undertook postgraduate study at Glasgow and Helsinki, and a postdoc at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.