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Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions

Image of Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ


The Ashmolean MuseumEmpires of Faith, and TORCH are hosting a public lecture on 'Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions' with Professor Mary Beard (University of Cambridge) and Neil MacGregor (Humboldt Forum).

Can we speak about ancient forms of worship in relation to modern religion? Join two of the UK’s most prominent historians, Professor Mary Beard and Neil MacGregor, in conversation discussing how contemporary religions developed during the transition between the ancient and medieval worlds across Eurasia and Africa, and what relevance this has today. This event will be chaired by Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Ashmolean Museum).

This event is now sold out.

This event will be filmed and available online. Alternatively you can watch the live-stream at 6pm 17 January here


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