by Andrew Robinson

Talks and Lectures

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

"The Indus Civilisation: Lost and Found" (2017)

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

"The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs"

British Museum, London, UK
"The Indus Civilisation: Lost and Found"

"Cracking the Egyptian Code: The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion"​

"The Origins of Writing"

Listen to the British Museum Membercast, "The Origins of Writing"

21 October 2019:

"From Indus Civilisation to Independence: A Short History of India"

Cafe Scientifique, UK

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

"Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts"


Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK

Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Cheltenham, UK

Christ Church, Oxford, UK
"Einstein in Oxford"
--see lecture flyer
--see photo of flyer next to Einstein's blackboard at the Museum of the History of Science, 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

How To Academy, London, UK
"How to: Travel and Explore"

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 the History of Science, Oxford, UK

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"

"Cracking the Egyptian Code"

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

"Cracking Ancient Codes: Understanding Early Writing"

29 October 2019:

"Einstein on the Run"

St. Cross College, University of Oxford, UK

"The Emigrés in Oxford Physics"

--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)

"Conference Dinner"

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