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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

 

Trustee
Sir Paul Nurse, PRS PhD

Paul Nurse was appointed to the British Museum board in September 2012.

Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist interested in how the cell cycle is controlled and how cell shape and cell dimensions are determined. His major work has been on how cells regulate their reproduction. He is President of the Royal Society and Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London and has served as Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK and President of Rockefeller University.  He shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and has received the Albert Lasker Award and the Royal Society's Royal and Copley Medals.  He was knighted in 1999 and received the Legion d'honneur in 2003, and has featured extensively on TV and radio.

 

Sir Paul Nurse, PRS PhD