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Michael Collins

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Michael Collins

Monday, 19 March 2018

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Writer, priest and former adviser to the Vatican Father Michael Collins looks at the history of travel and its themes of migration, exploration, scientific discovery, development of transport and the rise of tourism.

Collins is author of a new Dorling Kindersley book Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel. It is a celebration of human endeavour and travel from the caves of East Africa, where humans first sheltered 60,000 years ago, to the contemporary exploration of the universe. The lives of many famous travellers are featured including Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Roald Amundsen, Hiram Bingham, and the man considered the original Indiana Jones, Roy Chapman Andrews.

Collins served in two parishes in the Republic of Ireland before travelling to the Vatican for postgraduate studies. He has taught at The American University, John Cabot University and Duquesne University. He currently serves at St Mary’s Church in Dublin. He writes regularly for The Catholic Times and the Irish Times and is author of a number of books including Francis: Bishop of Rome, Good Pope John and John Paul II: The Path to Sainthood. His lavishly illustrated book on the Vatican is regarded as a classic.

Exploration, Travel & Travel History

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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