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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


Supplementary schools training session
Connecting cultures: exploring objects and collections

Sunday 22 June,
British Museum
Free, booking essential

Email shunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org

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Get to know the British Museum and its collection better, and develop your own visits based on subjects that are relevant to your students.

Learn how to lead activities focused on objects, opinions and cross-cultural links, and have all of your practical questions answered to make sure your visits run smoothly. Meet colleagues from other supplementary schools to share ideas.

Age: 18+

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Supplementary school teachers attend a Connecting Cultures training session