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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

 

Babylon to Bethnal Green: Does language unite or divide multicultural societies?

British Museum / Guardian Public Forum 2008

Chaired by Jon Snow, writer and broadcaster, with an introductory talk by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum.

A high-profile panel use Babylon as the starting point for a discussion of contemporary issues around language and identity. Panel members: Tahmima Anam, novelist; Professor Peter K. Austin, Linguistics Professor at SOAS; Professor Robert Evans, Regius Professor of History, Oxford University; Tibor Fischer, novelist and short story writer; Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

This event took place on 2 December 2008.

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