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Tom Holland

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Tom Holland

Sunday, 5 April 2020

2:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Historian, biographer and broadcaster Tom Holland explains how we came to think the way we do and why so many of the instincts of the western mind remain Christian despite growing doubts about the claims of religion.

Holland ranges from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480BC to today’s migration crisis in Europe and from Nebuchadnezzar to the Beatles as he explores what made Christianity so revolutionary and disruptive and how it came to saturate the mind-set of Latin Christendom.

Holland is presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Making History and has written and presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 on subjects ranging from ISIS to dinosaurs. He is author of many books including Rubicon: The Triumph and the Tragedy of the Roman Republic, winner of the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, and Persian Fire, winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League’s Runciman Award. He is also winner of the Classical Association prize for ‘the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilisation of Ancient Greece and Rome’.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Steer Oxford Botanic Garden