How the greatest scientists' ideas were lost and found across the Ancient Classical world

Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

For those attending in person, the talk is in the Museum's Headley Lecture Theatre

The online event is via Zoom

Tea, coffee and cake will be served from 3pm

The online event is via Zoom

With Violet Moller, historian and author

Are you interested in how science has evolved through the ages of antiquity?  

Revel in the richness of our scientific heritage and join Violet Moller, one of our leading historians, as she explores the journey of the ideas of three of the greatest thinkers of antiquity - Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy - through seven cities and 1,000 years.

Ancient town of Spain's Toledo

The ancient town of Toledo, Spain

Violet’s talk is based around her book, The Map of Knowledge, described as 'an epic treasure hunt' by John Agard, the poet and playwright.

Author Violet Moller's book cover for The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller

The book will be available at a Members' discounted price  at the event.


Tickets are £15 in-person and £10 online. Tickets are only available to Ashmolean Members

This talk will take place in the Ashmolean's Lecture Theatre (in-person) and on Zoom (online)


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