Public Engagement

This is a select list of public engagement activities that I have undertaken to show what types of work I have done and can do. If you have a project that you think I could help with, or would like me to give a talk to your society, please contact me through the contact form on this site, or on ruarighdale AT gmail DOT com




  • Translation into Old Norse of dialogue for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, November 2019
  • Public event: ‘Berserkr: Monster. Myth. Man.’ Heysham Viking Festival, 20/07/2019
  • Public event: Wonder 2019, University of Nottingham, 15/06/2019
  • Public lecture: ‘Danelaw Saga: How the Vikings shaped England’, Rugby Archaeological Society 08/06/2019
  • Public lecture: ‘What did the Vikings ever do for us?’ Long Bennington Local History Group, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, 25/02/2019
  • Interview for Amon Amarth’s forthcoming Berserker documentary to accompany the release of the new album (recorded 24/02/2019)
  • Public lecture: ‘The Vikings and the East Midlands’, The Collection, Lincoln, 08/02/2019


  • Public lecture: ‘What the Vikings did for us’, University of the Third Age, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, 11/09/2018
  • Interview for The History of Vikings podcast, 28/07/2018
  • Public lecture: ‘Danelaw Saga: How the Vikings never left the East Midlands’, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, The Guildhall, Leicester, Leicestershire, 16/07/2018
  • Public lecture: ‘Danelaw Saga: How the Vikings never left the East Midlands’, Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society History Fair, Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire, 15/04/2018
  • Public lecture: ‘The Vikings in Leicestershire’, Melton Fieldworkers Group, Melton Carnegie Museum, 22/03/2018
  • Interview about the Vikings in Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Lincolnshire (broadcast 01/02/2018)
  • Interview for article on Viking Age board games for Tabletop Gaming (Issue 14, January 2018)


  • Interview about The Norwegian invasion of England in 1066 with ABC Radio ‘Nightlife’ (broadcast 17/09/2017)
  • Old Norse language consultant for The Invader’s Song, a short film in Manx and Old Norse
  • Interview about Vikings and the For Honor video game for mrstainless Youtube channel
  • Interview with Jack Meegan of BBC Radio York for podcast about Vikings
  • Interview about Norse religion and belief with ABC Radio ‘Nightlife’ (broadcast 22/01/2017)


  • Skype workshop on Vikings with Bright’s Grove Public School in Ontario, Canada


  • ‘The Changing Face of the Viking in Popular Culture’, talk to the Sheffield Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Society
  • Collaborating with Lindybeige for ‘Berserkers! The facts and the fictions’ video


  • ‘An Introduction to the Vikings’, talk given to Bishop Burton Country Friends
    Vikings workshop at Burford Primary School, Nottingham


  • Consultant English translation of the Vinland Saga manga: Makoto Yukimura, 2013, Vinland Saga (New York: Kodansha Comics)
  • Translating a script into Old Norse for an audio installation at the British Museum for the Vikings exhibition (with Professor Judith Jesch)




  • Consulting on an animation about Vikings for
  • Old Norse language consultant for Ananda Braxton-Smith, 2010, Merrow (Fitzroy: Black Dog Books)