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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


The Dingwall-Beloe Lecture
The German Clock Museum Furtwangen: 160 years of collecting

Monday 25 November,

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Professor Eduard C Saluz gives the 2013 Dingwall-Beloe Lecture.

This event was founded with funds bequeathed to the British Museum by Eric Dingwall, formerly Assistant Keeper of Printed Books in the British Library, and to the Clockmakers' Company by noted horological collector Reginald Beloe.

It is intended that these annual lectures should make new contributions to our understanding of the history of horology, at an international level.

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