Here's another video in our series "What's The Point?"
In the series academics across various arts and humanities subjects discuss their work - and try to explain why it's a worthwhile field of study.
This video features Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre. He studies medieval literature and doesn't like the phrase "Middle Ages" being used as an insult.
Have to admit I find the old manuscripts quite intriguing.
More videos in this series can be found at http://www.youtube.com/ArtsPoint