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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
On not going home

Friday 7 February,

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James Wood, Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard, explores the estrangement of voluntary emigration – the sense of losing the country you leave and failing to find another.

Wood's books include four collections of critical essays, of which the latest is The Fun Stuff, and the novel The Book against God.

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