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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


Does Latin have a future?

Friday 14 June,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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

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A debate examining Latin's place in the classroom and broader culture.

Few would doubt Latin's importance in the past, but what of its future?

This discussion will open up big questions about learning and what we value as a society. Chaired by Mary Beard, University of Cambridge, the panel will include Spectator columnist Peter V Jones, author Natalie Haynes, journalist David Aaronovitch and Donald Clark, former CEO of Epic Group plc, a leading company in the e-learning market.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.