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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


Culture, conflict and conservation: Asian elephants in India

Friday 7 March,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

Recommend this event

Maan Barua, University of Oxford, reflects upon the role of religion and culture in shaping attitudes towards elephants in India, and considers the ways in which these attitudes impact on elephant conservation.

Exploring the elephant’s role as a flagship species for conservation historically and in contemporary practice, Barua assesses the challenges faced and the implications of this cultural analysis for future conservation.

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