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Neil macgregor
Neil MacGregor

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 follows a recent 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 Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer