About This Event
Neil MacGregor was Director of the National Gallery from 1987 to 2002 and of the British Museum from 2002 to 2015. His latest book ties in to the critically acclaimed R4 series and is a panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs covering over 40,000 of our history. This dazzling new book traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. MacGregor brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to examining mankind's beliefs - not from the perspec-tive of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped our societies, and our relationships with each other.