Virtual Event – Join us Online

With Andrew Robinson, author of biographies of Jean-François Champollion, Thomas Young and Michael Ventris, and also Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts

In 1822, Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered, which enabled the identification of Tutankhamun when his tomb was discovered in 1922. The impassioned French specialist responsible was Jean-François Champollion, the first Egyptologist, with controversial input from his rival, the understated British polymath Thomas Young.

This is the first talk in a mini-series exploring decipherment. Further talks in this series will take place on 17 June 2022 (The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris) and 7 October 2022 (Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts).


The event will take place online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.

Booking is essential and tickets are £4 each.