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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
technical specifications

Capacity: 323


+44 (0)20 7323 8136

Location map 

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Floor plan for BP Lecture Theatre

Video projection

  • Barco HDX18 WUXGA 3-Chip DLP digital projector (with Active 3D)* light output: 18.000 ANSI, resolution: 1920X 1200)
  • Barco RLM W12 WUXGA 3-chip DLP digital projector,
    light output: 12,000 ANSI, resoloution: 1280 x 1024 min/1920 x 1200 max)

*Optional with extra equipment hire

Video playback formats

  • Blu-Ray DVD (multi region)
  • Digi Beta (PAL)
  • DVCam/Mini DV (PAL)
  • Beta SP (PAL)
  • Betacam SX/MPEG IMX (PAL)


  • Midas Verona 36 Channel mixing desk
  • 2 Sennheiser hand held radio microphones
  • 4 Sennheiser clip radio microphones
  • 5 Audio Technica table microphones
  • audio playback: CD/Minidisc/MP3
  • audio recording: Digital hard drive recorder


  • stage lighting
  • lectern with fixed Audio Technica microphone
  • Comfort monitor
  • 5.1 surround sound
  • screen ratios 4:3 or 16:9
  • induction loop in operation

Power supply

  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • one 63 Amp 3 phase adjacent to lighting gantry
  • one 32 AMP single phase adjacent to lighting gantry