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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


Australian art:
an overview

Friday 24 June

Writer, lecturer, art critic, and former Turner Prize judge Marina Vaizey gives an introduction to the varied and exciting world of Australian art, from the beginnings of Indigenous Australian art to the rise of a distinctive style in the 20th century.



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