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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Sir Deryck Maughan

Sir Deryck Maughan is Senior Independent Director of GlaxoSmithKline, a Director and Chairman of the Risk Committee of BlackRock, and a Director of Thomson Reuters. He is a Senior Advisor and former Partner at Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts.

Sir Deryck was Vice Chairman of Citigroup and CEO of Citigroup International from 1998 to 2004. He was Chairman and CEO of Salomon Brothers from 1992 to 1997, a firm he joined in 1983. He worked at H.M. Treasury from 1969 to 1979, and Goldman Sachs from 1979 to 1983.

Sir Deryck has served as Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Sir Deryck is a Trustee of Lincoln Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a former Chairman of the Japan Society and the American Friends of the Churchill Museum. He has also served on the Dean’s Advisory Councils of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Sir Deryck is married to Lady Va Maughan. The Maughan Library of King’s College London is named in their honour. They have a daughter who resides in San Francisco.

Sir Deryck is a Harkness Fellow and a graduate of King’s College London and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Sir Deryck Maughan