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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 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Rooms
technical specifications

Capacity: 80


+44 (0)20 7323 8136

Location map 

Floor plan for Sackler Rooms

Each room has:

  • one VHS/DVD player (PAL/NTSC)
  • one ceiling mounted video/data projector
  • one overhead projector
  • one screen
  • induction loop in operation

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Seminar Rooms can be combined by removing a dividing wall, enabling video/data projection for a larger audience.