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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 Studio

Capacity: 35


+44 (0)20 7323 8136

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Recommend this event space

Perfectly formed, the Studio can be hired as a meeting room or as part of an add-on to other rooms.

The perfect space for:

  • breakout during conferences
  • brainstorming sessions
  • seminars
  • presentations

Capacities and area

  • theatre style: 35
  • boardroom style: 18
  • classroom style: 16
  • area: 37.5m²

It comes with use of audio-visual equipment and a resilient laminate flooring for practical workshop sessions.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible.

Technical specifications

  • portable data/video projection
  • induction loop in operation
  • Nautilus Shell, lent by the Natural History Museum
  • vases

The Studio

Image: Nautilus Shell, lent by the Natural History Museum for the Enlightenment Gallery, which explores the way that people understood the world of nature and human achievement during a period which saw the founding of the British Museum itself.