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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


Flames of Passion

Saturday 12 October,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised

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

Recommend this event

A doctor falls in love with a man in a train station after finding a photograph.

Followed by a Q&A session with curator Richard Parkinson, author of A Little Gay History. Richard will discuss objects from the Museum's collection to explore same-sex love and gay identity.

Director: Richard Kwietniowski
1989, 18 minutes, Cert. 18

This film is part of a day of films exploring the theme of love and marriage in the context of LGBT cinema.

10.45–13.15 Maurice
14.50–16.15 Small Town Gay Bar
16.15–18.00 Cloudburst

In partnership with LGBT Camden Forum

Age: 18+

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Still from Flames of Passion