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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


Bright Club

Friday 11 October,
Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £5

Booking via Bright Club

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BM/PM takes place every second Friday of the month. Relax at the bar with friends and catch performances that take a fresh look at the Museum’s collection.

Bright Club is an award-winning comedy event where people from all walks of life become stand-up comedians for one night.

In this special event Museum staff and researchers from UCL take you into the funny sides of their work, from hilarious objects and collections to weird science and stories.

The event will be hosted and headlined by David Morgan, one of London's best professional comics.

Booking via brightclub.org

Age: 18+

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