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Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs

Neil MacGregor

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

7:00pm

1 hours

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Former director of the National Gallery and the British Museum Dr Neil MacGregor looks at how different societies have understood and explained their place in the cosmos.

MacGregor takes a series of objects, monuments and ideas and shows how shared narratives of belief in transcendent worlds and beings have shaped our societies and our relationships with each other. Macgregor’s book coincides with a major exhibition of the same name at the British Museum and a BBC Radio 4 series presented by him.

MacGregor was director of the National Gallery from 1987 to 2002 and of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. His British Museum exhibition, radio series and book, Germany: Memories of a Nation, won the Friedrich Gundolf Prize, the Goethe Medal, the German National Prize and the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Radhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding.

This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 17 March but has been postponed as the speaker can no longer make that date. All tickets purchased for the original date remain valid for the rescheduled event on Tuesday 25 September. If you purchased a ticket for the original date but are unable to attend the revised date, please email tickets@oxfordliteraryfestival.org and we will issue a full refund.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine