Neil MacGregor OM, Arts & Heritage

Neil MacGregor OM at Wolfson College, Oxford (Arts & Heritage)

In his first major speech since announcing his retirement from the British Museum at the end of 2015, Neil MacGregor spoke about the importance of British museums and galleries and their contribution to cultural life in the UK. The lecture took place in the recently opened Leonard Wolfson Auditorium at Wolfson College, Oxford. The College's name reflects major funding from the Foundation in the late 1960s/early 1970s.  

You can listen to the full lecture (beginning at 8'), including introductions from Professor Dame Hermione Lee (President, Wolfson College, Oxford) and Dame Janet Wolfson de Botton (5'10", Chairman, Wolfson Foundation), with closing words from Professor Sir David Cannadine (68', Dodge Professor of History, Princeton, and Trustee, Wolfson Foundation) by clicking on the media player below, or download it by clicking on the following link. A transcript of the lecture is also available here.


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President, Dame Hermione Lee


Wolfson College President, Professor Dame Hermione Lee, opens the evening

 

Dame Janet Wolfson de Botton introduction


Dame Janet Wolfson de Botton, Chairman of the Wolfson Foundation,
introduces our speaker

Neil MacGregor


Neil MacGregor OM, Director of the British Museum

 

Neil MacGregor

 

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Prof Sir David Cannadine


Professor Sir David Cannadine, Trustee of the Wolfson Foundation, thanks our speakers

 

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Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, presents
Paul Ramsbottom with a photobook of projects at the University funded by the
Wolfson Foundation over the last 60 years

 

 

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Neil MacGregor OM, Professor Dame Hermione Lee, Professor Sir David Cannadine,
Professor Andrew Hamilton, and Paul Ramsbottom

 

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Guests enjoy an exhibition about the Wolfson Foundation's history

 

High resolution images are available here