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St George’s 1823 Lecture

with Jonathan Williams

Festival of Ideas/
Fri 15 January 2016

St George’s 1823 Lecture

with Jonathan Williams

1823-Lecture-Sq
Fri 15 January 2016,

St George’s Bristol and the British Museum share a special connection in that both buildings were designed by the same architect, Sir Robert Smirke.  To mark this historic link, we begin what we hope will become an annual lecture series.  For this inaugural talk we are delighted to welcome the British Museum’s Deputy Director, Jonathan Williams.

The British Museum was founded in 1753 to be a new kind of institution – where the public could come and find out about the world for free.  But what is the purpose of the British Museum now in the 21st Century?  Jonathan talks about its history, present, and looks ahead to the future.

St George’s Bristol, a building which we think of as a twin sister. – NEIL MACGREGOR

 

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