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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


Erik the Viking

Friday 7 March,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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Writer and director Terry Jones introduces this screening of his film that tells the story of Erik.

Erik gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnarok and allow his people to see sunlight again.

Tim Robbins heads up the cast that features some great British actors and includes cameos from some of the other Pythons.

Director: Terry Jones

UK, 1989, 107 mins, Cert. 15

Age: 15

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Credit 'Andrew Ogilvy