One day there may be a picture of me here.
Hello. I am Verity
Allan, a former student of St Cross College Oxford, Christ's
College Cambridge and the Open University. Before I joined the happy world
of work, I wrote a
theological writings of the Venerable Bede and their manuscript
presentation, with special reference to the Gospel homilies. What
this means is that I spent my time looking at manuscripts, and reading
Latin, but I'm now exploring the real world. I'm currently working as a
QA person, testing out software before it gets unleashed on an
unsuspecting public. I've also done work in technical support and
This site is currently under development,
mostly when I'm not working.
research interests include: Bede, palaeography and Old Norse Romance
literature. Other stuff I consider to be cool and worth
investigating include: the Capetian kings of France, Beowulf, the
100-years wars, the Roman Empire from Augustus to Vespasian, early
Christianity, early Islam, Shakespeare, English drama in general, the
metaphysical poets, computer security, human-computer interaction,group
theory (mathematics) and
structures and algorithms.
In my spare time I go walking, and play strategy board games. I
even win at them sometimes.
I have finally finished my M.Litt., and have just gained a first
class degree in
Computing and Mathematical Sciences with the Open University (December
here it is in glorious technicolour: one thesis. We also have my undergraduate thesis on Bede's commentary on
the Six ages of the World in In Genesim. I make an
assertion regarding the date of composition of the commentary that I
no longer think is correct; however, the rest still stands.
Links: Bede: Bede
Net, Bede's World
Other useful links: Simon
Keyne's homepage, and Alaric
Hall's webpage. Both of these have many useful links.
Other links: Boardgamegeek.
Just what it says on the box. Royal
Shakespeare Company homepage. The UK Parliament homepage,
on which details of forthcoming legislation can be found.
A collection of photos of (mostly)
medieval sites for education and general interest
The photos were all taken by yours truly.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow me on Twitter @verityallan
© Verity Allan 2012