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Name: Richard Cole
Exchange Destination: USA
Award Name: Fulbright - All Disciplines Postgraduate Award
Host Institution: Harvard University
Home Institution: University College London
Level Of Study: Postgraduate
Award Year: 2013-14
Richard Cole is a medievalist, with a particular focus on Old Norse literature. He is currently writing his PhD at University College London on depictions of Jews in medieval Scandinavia.
He will be spending a year in Harvard as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, where he hopes to pursue his secondary interests in Yiddish, Old English and Medieval Hebrew. He was born in Wallington, Surrey, and has lived and worked in Denmark and the Faroe Islands.
In his spare time he plays chess (badly) and enjoys walking and cycling.