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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

 

Courses for teachers

There are many events at the Museum for teachers, including exclusive exhibition viewings, courses to help with professional development, as well as tailor-made courses to suit your specific needs.

 

Highlights

Teacher session

Teachers' private view of Ancient lives, new discoveries

Teachers

An opportunity for teachers to visit the exhibition and learn more from one of the exhibition curators.

Teacher course

Teachers' private view of the BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China

Teachers

An opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition.

Teacher session

Planning a visit to the British Museum

Teachers

Members of the schools team will offer advice and suggestions for your students.

Teacher course

Tailor-made courses

Teachers

Professional development courses on a variety of subjects.

Teacher session

Teaching enquiry through ancient history

Teachers

This one-day course looks at teaching cross-curricular enquiry skills and processes.

Teacher session

Sketchbooks: developing good practice

Teachers

A practical course for nonspecialist teachers for KS1 and KS2.

Teacher session

In charge of art: essentials for the art coordinator

Teachers

This one-day course introduces the 2014 Art and Design curriculum.

Teacher session

Museum visits without worksheets

Teachers

Learn how to use museums to develop more enquiry-based learning.