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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
Julian Assange

Friday 21 February,

Tickets £10
Members/Concessions £8

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

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Andrew O’Hagan spent six months with Julian Assange helping him write his autobiography, though in the event Assange didn’t want the book published.

In this lecture, O’Hagan speaks about those six months for the first time. Andrew O’Hagan is Professor of Writing at King’s College London. He is the author of The Missing and four novels. The Illuminations will be published in the spring.

Please note: the details of this talk have changed from 'The Invented', as printed in What's on.

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Credit: Jerry Bauer