Since 1932, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature has existed to advance education by the encouragement and dissemination to the scholarly community and wider public of research on medieval languages and literature.

The Society does this primarily through

The Society is a registered charity (reg. no.: 1130022). It is governed by its constitution and run by its Executive Committee.


The Board of Trustees currently comprises:

President Alastair Minnis
Vice-Presidents Jane Roberts
Sethina Watson

Executive Committee Members

Aisling Byrne
Andrew Dunning
John Hines
Julia Walworth
Kenneth Clarke
Richard Allen
Sarah Bowden
Managing Editor, Medium Ævum David Rundle

Editors, Medium Ævum

Corinne J. Saunders
Sylvia Huot
Stephen Mossman

Editor, Medium Ævum Monographs Anthony Lappin

Officers to the Committee (non-Trustees) and other Team Members:

Executive Officers

Anna Wilmore (Finance)

Hannah Ryley (Communications and Editorial Liaison)


Graduate Observers

Ashley Castelino

Elsina Caponetti

Lucy Turton


The Society has adopted a Code of Conduct:

We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment free from bullying and harassment, ensuring SSMLL’s Officers, Trustees and service-providers are treated, and treat others, with civility, respect, consideration, courtesy and dignity at all times.

We also have a Conflict of Interest Policy which, in the interests of transparency, is downloadable.

Paris: Old Testament Miniature (1420s); the Tower of Babel. Courtesy of The Morgan Picture Bible.