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Welcome! You have reached the web page of TOEBI, the professional organisation of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland. TOEBI aims to promote and support the teaching of Old English in British and Irish Universities, and to raise the profile of the Old English language, Old English literature and early medieval England in the public eye. The organisation consists of some 200 professionals, students and other enthusiasts; it produces its own newsletter, holds an annual meeting and an AGM.

TOEBI 2021

Our upcoming annual meeting will be held on Saturday 27 November 2021 – see TOEBI Meetings tab.

Notice: With regret we must inform our members that TOEBI 2021 will be held online due to uncertainties about Covid regulations in Galway. While this will come as a disappointment to many of you, we have a full and exciting programme for November’s meeting. We hope that you will be able to join us there!


Our Values

Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (TOEBI) is dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free experience for all our members, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

As a society, our aim is to promote the teaching of Old English in universities, and we commit to fostering a supportive environment for BIPOC, queer, disabled, and other marginalised scholars.

In the future, we will do more to amplify diverse voices and we particularly welcome their submissions to our annual newsletter.

Please feel free to contact our committee on any of these points.