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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

 

BP Lecture Theatre

Capacity: 323

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8136
corporate@britishmuseum.org

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Recommend this event space

A sleek balance of functionality and style, the BP Lecture Theatre has fixed, tiered seating for 323 people, a raised stage, lectern, four translation booths, large screen and an audio-visual control room providing access to state-of-the-art projection.

The perfect space for:

  • presentations
  • product launches
  • AGMs
  • screenings
  • performances
  • press conferences
  • road shows

Capacities and area

  • fixed, tiered seating: 323
  • wheelchair spaces: 6
  • area: 339.8m²

Included in the hire of the BP Lecture Theatre is the East Foyer, an elegant curved space suitable for registration, refreshments, exhibition stands, displays, branding and cloakroom.

All delegates can be served a standing lunch or drinks reception here, and up to 120 people can enjoy a seated meal.

The BP Lecture Theatre and East Foyer are both wheelchair accessible.

Technical specifications

  • Barco RLM-W12 and HDX W18 WUXGA DLP projection
  • Midas Verona 36 channel audio mixing desk
  • 5.1 stereo for DVD/video playback
  • induction loop in operation

Layout and technical specifications 

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