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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


Here come the Vikings!

Friday 9 May,
Great Court
Free, booking essential

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

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This evening brings together performances of music, performance poetry and standup comedy – all inspired by the Vikings.

Hear a performance of Judith Weir’s opera for soprano King Harald’s Saga, performances from Roskilde Choir and a set by comedian Tony Law.

Bar available throughout, tickets are for standing room only.

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