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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


An introduction to Japanese woodblock printing

Saturday 16 November,

This event is fully booked

Recommend this event

Tutor Rebecca Salter demonstrates how great Japanese graphic artists have cut, inked and printed their compositions.

Watch how the process works and hear about the cultural context, then try inking and printing from prepared woodblocks yourself.

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Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815), detail taken from Sode no maki (Handscroll for the Sleeve), c. 1785.