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Neil MacGregor

Published: May 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm
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  • Living With the Gods
  • The Great Hall
  • Friday 5 October
  • 20.00–21.00

Every society on Earth has beliefs about where it comes from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal. Neil will show how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme.


Neil MacGregor was the director of the National Gallery (1987-2002) and director of the British Museum (2002-15). His books include A History of the World in 100 Objects and Shakespeare’s Restless World. He is a member of the Order of Merit and chair of the Steering Committee of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.


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