Max Adams, critically acclaimed author and archaeologist delivers an exclusive talk about the Northumbrian experience of the Viking Age and how native and foreigner merged into a new, hybrid, vibrant society. He shares a northern perspective on their fortunes in the heart of Northumbria's ancient landscape, surrounded by 1,000 year old artefacts on loan from the JORVIK group. Jane Mann, volunteer at Bailiffgate says Max is an exciting and skilled story teller who brings the Viking Age to life. Using recent archaeological research and an extensive knowledge of his subject he throws new light on a time of political and cultural upheaval for Northumberland. I can't wait to settle down with a glass of wine and be transported back 1,000 years.