Living with the Gods

40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs


Talk by Dr Neil MacGregor on his new publication Living with the Gods: 40,000 Years of Peoples, Objects and Beliefs.

A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years.

No society on Earth lacks beliefs about where it has come from, its place in the world, and the connection of individuals to the eternal.

Neil MacGregor's dazzling new book traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme. He brilliantly turns his kaleidoscope of objects, monuments and ideas to examining mankind's beliefs - not from the perspective of institutional religions, but by focusing on the shared narratives that have shaped our societies, and our relationships with each other.

The Dean of Southwark will host an audience Q&A session after the talk and Dr MacGregor will be signing copies of his book which will be on sale.


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