The Lee Seng Tee Distinguished Lecture Series

This lecture series was endowed by Dr Lee Seng Tee in 2005 on the occasion of the College’s 40th anniversary.

Neil MacGregor


2017: State, Faith, Violence: case studies in the coercion of belief

Neil MacGregor OM AO FSA, Inaugural Artistic Director of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin, and formerly Director of the British Museum, gave the tenth lecture in the series on 11 May at 6pm in the Lee Hall.

The 2017 Lee Lecture explores themes which Neil MacGregor also addresses on the BBC Radio 4 series on Faith and Society, Living with the Gods, which is accompanied at an exhibition at the British Museum running until 8 April 2018. The program tells the story of humankind’s search for meaning, and the role and expression of belief in the lives of communities around the world, over the last 40,000 years. Living with the Gods is available on the Radio 4 website.

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