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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


London Review of Books winter lectures
The public voice of women

Friday 14 February,

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Mary Beard, Newnham College, Cambridge, reflects on the ways women have been heard in public, from Homer’s Odyssey to Margaret Thatcher to internet trolls.

Beard's books include The Parthenon, The Colosseum and Pompeii, which won the Wolfson History Prize.

Please note that this event is being filmed by the BBC. It will be broadcast on BBC FOUR on a date to be confirmed.

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