The Parthenon: the first monument to civilisation?

Event on 08.03.2018 13:30

Writer, lecturer and dramatist David Stuttard explores how the Parthenon represents Periclean Athens’ definition of itself as the embodiment of civilisation. Athens under the statesman Pericles (c....

Mesopotamia: the cradle of civilisation

Event on 09.03.2018 13:15

A gallery talk by Carolyn Perry, independent speaker. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. Website...

Reading Margery Kempe's inner voices

Event on 09.03.2018 13:30

Charles Fernyhough, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Durham, discusses the English mystic Margery Kempe (c. 1373–after 1438), whose work The Book of Margery Kempe is...

Museums and the materialisation of refusal

Event on 09.03.2018 18:30

Wayne Modest, Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde and Africa Museum, Netherlands, responds to issues related to exhibiting experiences of empires, with reference to what he refers to as the...

Deaf-led BSL tour of 'Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond'

Event on 09.03.2018 19:15

This BSL tour led by Serena Cant will look at highlights from the exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond. Please note that this tour is for Deaf and hard of hearing British...

From queen to commoner: women in ancient Egypt

Event on 10.03.2018 13:15

A gallery talk by Carol Andrews, independent speaker. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. Website...

Who owns history?: David Olusoga and Dan Snow in conversation

Event on 10.03.2018 14:30

Almost half a century since Kenneth Clark’s original 1969 television series Civilisation, the role of history in our society has profoundly changed, with a multiplicity of new stories, voices and...

The Crick Crack Club presents 1001 Nights

Event on 11.03.2018 14:30

Myths retold is a series of performances of some of the greatest stories in the world, presented in collaboration with the Crick Crack Club. Enter a flickering cave of wonder for a wild exploration...

Babel, babbling and the British Museum

Event on 26.11.2041 13:15

A gallery talk by Irving Finkel, British Museum. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. Admission Free