Vincent Strudwick Lecture

The Vincent Strudwick Lecture 2018 will be given by Neil MacGregor, lecturer, former Director of the British Museum and current founding Director of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. The lecture title is ‘Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples’.

Please note: this lecture will be held in The Simpkins Lee Theatre at nearby Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA.

This lecture is kindly sponsored by the Graduate Theological Foundation (USA).


Tickets to this event are free and all are welcome to attend. Book here.


Neil MacGregor studied philosophy, law and art history in Paris, Edinburgh, London and Oxford. He taught art history and architecture at the University of Reading and was the publisher of the Burlington Magazine in London until 1987. Subsequently, he served as director of the National Gallery in London. In 2002, he presided over the British Museum in London in the role of director. There he presented among other things the series, “A History of the World in 100 Objects”, accompanied by a corresponding exhibition and publication.  In 2015, he was appointed head of the management committee of the future Humboldt Forum. He has received numerous awards as an art historian. Most recently, he was awarded the Friedrich Gundolf Prize, the German National Prize and the Goethe Medal in 2015.