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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


The Hon Nigel Boardman

Nigel Boardman read history at Bristol University and then qualified as a solicitor. Apart from a spell as an investment banker he has spent his career at Slaughter and May where he is a partner with a broad corporate and commercial practice. He is a contributor to the 'Prospectus for the Public Offering of Securities in Europe', to 'The European Company' and to 'Modern Company Law for a Competitive South African Economy' and is a consulting editor of the Oxford University Press' 'Annotated Companies Acts'.

Nigel Boardman was a trustee of Save the Children UK and is now a vice president and has been a Governor of both state and private sector schools. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice and an Advisory Board Member of the Michael Larkin Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law at the University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Nigel Boardman