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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


Up Pompeii!

Friday 19 April,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £3
Members/Concessions £2

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

Recommend this event

An opportunity to see the 1971 film Up Pompeii!

'Titter ye not!' Frankie Howerd brings his hugely successful role as the cheeky slave Lurcio to the big screen, as he tries to save the emperor in a Carry On-style, sex-obsessed, farcical Roman world.

Introduced by Professor Maria Wyke, University College London, and author, classicist and comedian Natalie Haynes.

Director: Bob Kellett

UK, 1971, 90 mins, Cert. 15

Age: 15

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