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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


Community training
Developing learning resources for British Museum visits

Sunday 26 January,
British Museum
Free, booking essential

Booking via shunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org

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In this free training session for supplementary school teachers and volunteers, learn how to create your own learning resources to use when you bring your students to the British Museum.

You will come away from the session with a complete learning resource tailored to your students, curriculum and learning aims, as well as inspiration for further resources so that you can visit the Museum again.

Meet colleagues from other supplementary schools and share ideas.

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