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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


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For KS2 students

Students use mobile devices in the galleries to research the famous Anglo-Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo and create a video news report about its discovery. A link to the completed video online is sent back to school to continue your learning in the classroom and share with others.

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Session time: 10.30 -14.00, with 30 minutes for lunch at 11.30–12.00

Maximum group size: 30

Curriculum links: History, Literacy and Computing

Age: Key Stage 2

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Students learning to use digital video.

Session dates

June 2015

  • Thursday 25 June 10.30

September 2015

  • Monday 14 September 10.30

October 2015

  • Friday 9 October 10.30

November 2015

  • Thursday 12 November 10.30

December 2015

  • Friday 11 December 10.30

January 2016

  • Friday 15 January 10.30

February 2016

  • Friday 12 February 10.30

March 2016

  • Friday 11 March 10.30

April 2016

  • Thursday 14 April 10.30
  • Thursday 28 April 10.30

June 2016

  • Thursday 16 June 10.30
  • Friday 24 June 10.30

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