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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.

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Papa Hedi

Sunday 30 June,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking advised

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

Recommend this event

A screening of the film Papa Hedi followed by a Q&A session with Claire Belhassine.

Hedi Jouini has been described as the Frank Sinatra of the Arab world and remains one of Tunisia's best-loved musicians.

Claire Belhassine was in her 20s and living in London when she discovered that Jouini was her grandfather.

This film charts Claire's journey as she unravels the story of her grandfather's legacy within Tunisian popular culture and the divisive effects his success had on her own family.

In association with Shubbak – A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture.

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