Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
£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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue a full refund.