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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



Saturday 12 October,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised

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

Recommend this event

A romantic road movie staring Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker.

The story of Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. Along the way, they pick up a young male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
2011, 93 minutes, Cert. 15

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
13.45–14.45 Flames of Passion
14.50–16.15 Small Town Gay Bar

In partnership with LGBT Camden Forum

Age: 15

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