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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


Study day
From Enlightenment to Romanticism: study day with the Open University

Saturday 8 March,

Tickets £22
Members/Concessions £22

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

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A day of lectures and gallery talks.

Study themes include the network and world of enlightened Grand Tourists, Enlightenment science, Sir John Soane, Wedgwood, and Napoleon and Egyptology.

Open to Open University students and the public.

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