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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


Further study

Study days

April 2015


April 2015

Thursday 9 April

Thursday 30 April

May 2015

Thursday 14 May

Thursday 21 May

June 2015

Friday 5 June

Thursday 11 June

Friday 19 June

July 2015

Friday 3 July


April 2015

Thursday 16 April

Friday 17 April

Saturday 25 April