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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


Digital workshop
3D workshop

Sunday 23 February,
Samsung Centre

This event is fully booked

Sponsored by Samsung

Recommend this event

Work with a digital designer to learn the secrets of professional 3D software used in games and film.

Includes 60 mins for lunch (not provided).

Participants must bring a signed permission form. This can be downloaded from the website.

Suitable for ages 16–18.

Permission form

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