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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 Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Lecture Theatre
technical specifications

Capacity: 142


+44 (0)20 7323 8136

Location map 

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Floor plan for Stevenson

Video projection

Light output: 8,000 center lumens
Resolution max: 1920 x 1200

*Optional 3D playback

Video playback formats

  • DVD Blu-Ray
  • DVCam/MiniDV (PAL)
  • BetaSP (PAL)
  • Video playback via DIGIBeta
  • Betacam SX/MPEG IMX


  • Midas Venice 24 Channel mixing desk
  • 5 Audio Technica table microphones for stage discussions
  • 2 hand Sennheiser held radio microphones
  • 2 Lavalier (clip) Sennheiser radio microphones
  • Audio playback: CD, Minidisc, MP3
  • Audio recording: Digital MP3


  • Stage lighting
  • Lectern with fixed Audio Technica microphone
  • Comfort monitor
  • Screen ratios 4:3 or 16:9
  • Induction loop in operation

Power supply

  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • 1 63 Amp 3 phase in projection room