The 5th of July 2006 is Gillian Fellows-Jensen's 70th birthday.
For well over a generation, she was a central figure at the Institute of Name Research. Gillian Fellows-Jensen has contributed greatly to research into the onomastic and cultural relations between Scandinavia and Britain and Normandy in the Viking Age and early Medieval period. Here, she has not only continued an established Scandinavian-British research tradition but she has also herself contributed with much new knowledge through new angles of access to this immensely large and interesting material.
Through her numerous publications and lectures she has made a major contribution to the knowledge of the names and culture of the period. Through her knowledge and her forthcoming nature she has thus inspired young generations to continue and extend Scandinavian-British research.