Our magazine Wiðowinde (Bindweed)

Our magazine’s name is pronounced “withohwindeh”. It is Old English for some of the plants that are called ‘bindweed’ in modern English.

We welcome contributions from members and non-members: please see the guide for contributors

More information about the content of our quarterly magazine is below.

You can also see the range of topics covered in past issues in our index of issues 1-199.

Handbook

In addition, the Society’s Handbook is available to buy, containing our pick of articles from the magazine. These include, among others, topics such as reading and conversational Old English, an introduction to Anglo-Saxon runes, a discussion of the wics as England’s first towns, and an introduction to the Anglo-Saxon harp, laws, kingship, archery, churches and zoos.

Cost of Handbook: £5 plus postage (varies for UK and overseas)

For the cost of postage and to place an order, please contact the Membership Secretary

Image of the front cover of the Members Handbook

Contents – Issue #202 (Summer 2022)

Articles

  • Wealþeow
  • The Battle of Stamford Bridge Tapestry
  • Bee and Ham Soup Part 1: Factor Analysis
  • The Future of the Gegaderung
  • A Forgotten Old English Tale
  • Coln Rogers Church
  • Reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon Palace
  • Our Germanic Roots – Part 11
  • Lilla Cross and the Lilla Howe Hoard

Regular Features

  • Editor’s welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Events
  • Tidinga
  • Coin Corner
  • Letters

Contents – Issue #201 (Spring 2022)

Articles

  • Cædmon Prize Winner
  • Old English Course Review
  • History of the Coinage of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Hickes, Tolkein and the Freswæl
  • The Saxon Tower
  • The Kingdom of the Hwicce
  • Hough on the Hill Church
  • A Deal of Mutual Benefit
  • Oswy, King of Northumbria part 2
  • Panel Page: Key Players at the Synod of Whitby
  • Our Germanic Roots, part 10

Regular features

  • Editor’s welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Tidings
  • Coin Corner
  • Book reviews
  • Letters

Contents – Issue #200 (Winter 2021)

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Articles

  • Panel Page: Synod of Whitby
  • Cover Story: How to read an Anglo-Saxon Charter
  • The Saxon Lady of Long Compton
  • The Sons of King Cnut
  • Urien’s Rheged
  • Repton Church
  • Oswy, King of Northumbria
  • Our Germanic Roots Part 9
  • Stories in Stone: Hackness Cross
  • The Caedmon Prize Entries

Regular features

  • Editor’s welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Event Report
  • Coin Corner

Contents – Issue #199 (Autumn 2021)

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Articles:

  • The mystery of Edward the Martyr
  • The English Coronation Ceremony
  • Alt Clut: the last British Kingdom in the North
  • Useful sources for Old English: part 2
  • Fetcham Church
  • Caedmon’s Cross
  • Our Germanic Roots part 8

Regular Features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews

Contents- Issue#198 (Summer 2021)

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Articles:

  • Hlothhere’s Charter of AD 679
  • Brigstock Church
  • Useful Sources for Old English
  • COVER STORY: The Mystery of the “Bees”
  • Riddle 27
  • Panel Pages: Early Anglo-Saxon Beliefs
  • Our Germanic Roots – part 7
  • Stories in Stone: Meigle and Vanora
  • Event Report: The Site of the Battle of Brunanburh?

Regular features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews

Contents – Issue #197 (Spring 2021)

Articles:

  • Panel pages: Northumbria
  • Cover Story: That which must inevitably happen – Wyrd
  • Æðelflæd’s Burh
  • A Virtual Anglo-Saxon Year
  • Winning the Peace
  • Stories in Stone – Nechtanesmere
  • The Old English Charm against Sudden Pain
  • Kirk Hammerton Church
  • Our Germanic Roots – part 6

Regular features:

  • Editor’s Welcome
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Secretary’s Page
  • Companions’ News
  • Coin corner
  • Letters
  • Book reviews
Withowinde issue 197 cover