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David Wengrow at the Hay Festival

7 June 2011

David Wengrow on 'What Makes Civilization' at the Hay Festival

David Wengrow joined august company including Melvyn Bragg, Ralph Fiennes, Bob Geldof, Vanessa Redgrave and Simon Schama at the recent Hay Festival, being invited to give a presentation on 'What Makes Civilization'.

David's presentation, which attracted 250 visitors, related the birth of civilization in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to other more recent attempts at reshaping the world order to an ideal image.

David has produced a blog of his Hay Festival experience which included a book signing session of his volume 'What Makes Civilization', published by Oxford University Press in July 2010.