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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

 

School spotlight talk
Greek myths

Clore Education Centre
Tickets £1
£1 per student

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For Key Stage 2 students.

Your students join with students from other schools in one of the Museum’s lecture theatres for this fast-paced talk session, where one of the schools team will use pictures from Greek pots to show your students how to spot the difference between Heracles, Athena and Hermes, how to work out what is going on in the pictures and how the Greeks told a story using pictures.p>

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See full terms and conditions

Maximum group size: 120

Session lasts 45 minutes

Age: Key Stage 2

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Red-figured hydria (pottery water jug), depicting a Gorgon. Found in Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy. Made in Attica, Greece c.490 BC.


Session dates

May 2014

  • Thursday 22 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2014

  • Friday 6 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 9 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 16 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 30 June 10.30 & 12.00

July 2014

  • Thursday 10 July 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 14 July 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 17 July 10.30 & 12.00

September 2014

  • Monday 8 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 15 September 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 25 September 10.30 & 12.00

October 2014

  • Friday 3 October 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 24 October 10.30 & 12.00

November 2014

  • Monday 3 November 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 10 November 10.30 & 12.00

December 2014

  • Friday 5 December 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 11 December 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 12 December 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 15 December 10.30 & 12.00

January 2015

  • Thursday 8 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 9 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 12 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 23 January 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 30 January 10.30 & 12.00

February 2015

  • Friday 6 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 9 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 13 February 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 23 February 10.30 & 12.00

March 2015

  • Friday 13 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 19 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Thursday 26 March 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 27 March 10.30 & 12.00

April 2015

  • Friday 24 April 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 27 April 10.30 & 12.00

May 2015

  • Thursday 21 May 10.30 & 12.00

June 2015

  • Monday 8 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 15 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Friday 26 June 10.30 & 12.00
  • Monday 29 June 10.30 & 12.00

July 2015

  • Monday 13 July 10.25 & 12.00
  • Thursday 16 July 10.30 & 12.00

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