by Andrew Robinson
Talks and Lectures
Watch his lecture, "Cracking ancient codes", at the Royal Institution in June 2019. He has delivered talks and lectures based on his published books at the following academic institutions, literary festivals, museums and related events during the past decade and a half--mostly in the UK:
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
"Michael Ventris, The Man Who Deciphered Linear B"
"India: A Short History"
"Genius: Reality or Myth?"
"Lost Civilizations: The Indus"
"Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization"
"Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion"
7 December 2019:
"From Indus Civilisation to Independence: A Short History of India"
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
Bloomsbury Summer School Study Day, University College London, UK
BFI Southbank, London, UK
Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK
--watch "Distinguishing Marks of Genius", a 40-minute lecture
Bristol Anglo-Hellenic Cultural Society, UK
British Computer Arts Society (Electronic Visualisation & the Arts: EVA), London, UK
British Library, London, UK
Listen to the British Museum Membercast, "The Origins of Writing"
21 October 2019:
Cafe Scientifique, UK
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK
Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Cheltenham, UK
Christ Church College, Oxford, UK
"Einstein in Oxford"
--see lecture flyer
--see photo of flyer next to Einstein's blackboard at the History of Science Museum, Oxford
Current Archaeology Live!, Senate House, London, UK
"The Indus Civilisation: Lost and Found"
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
--see coverage of screenings of Satyajit Ray films at Dulwich On View
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, UK
--listen to "What can we learn from geniuses?", a 15-minute talk recorded in Edinburgh broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Four Thought
Egypt Exploration Society, London, UK
Friends House, London, UK
Hay Festival of Literature, Hay-on-Wye, UK
"Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Francois Champollion"
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London, UK
History of Science Museum, Oxford, UK
12 December 2019:
"Einstein on the Run: Oxford, Britain and Nazi Germany"
How To Academy, London, UK
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
Kings Place Festival, London, UK
Lichfield Festival, Lichfield, UK
London Library, London, UK
"London, 1750: The Year of Earthquakes"
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Nehru Centre, Indian High Commission, London, UK
Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford, UK
"Genius: A Very Short Introduction"
"Priest of Nature: (AR interviews Rob Iliffe about the religious worlds of Isaac Newton)
"Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity"
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, UK
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK
Porlock Festival, Porlock, UK
(Glenthorne Museum Visit)
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
"Einstein's Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of General Relativity"
--listen to "Not So Sudden Genius", a 45-minute lecture
Royal Asiatic Society, London, UK
--listen to "The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic", a 45-minute lecture
Royal Geographical Society, London, UK
Royal Institution, London, UK
--see the lecture, recorded by the Royal Institution
29 October 2019:
St. Cross College, University of Oxford, UK
--listen to "Waves on the Isis: Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger in Oxford", a 40-minute lecture
Scientific and Medical Network, UK
Seoul National University, South Korea
Thomas Young Centre, London, UK
(a collaboration of University College, Imperial College, King's College and Queen Mary)
Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge, UK
Words by the Water Literature Festival, Keswick, UK
Words in the Park Literature Festival, Holland Park, London, UK
York Festival of Ideas, University of York, UK
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