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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
Classics day: Augustus and his world

Saturday 1 March,

Tickets £53
Members £42
Concessions £27

Booking online via City Lit or +44 (0)20 7831 7831

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This day of lectures, run jointly by City Lit, UCL and the British Museum, commemorates the death in AD 14 of the first Roman emperor, Augustus.

It explores aspects of his life and times to see why this was such a spectacular age.

Price includes morning coffee and afternoon tea.

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