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Wednesday, 05th August, 2020

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is the author of six books, including the recent The Creativity Code. He has presented numerous radio and TV programmes, including a four-part TV series for the BBC called The Story of Maths. He received an OBE for services to science in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.

Session

Ian McEwan: Machines Like Me

Ian McEwan in conversation with Marcus du Sautoy

An exploration of the prolific life and creative journey of Ian McEwan, featured by The Times on their list of ‘The 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945’. A six-time Man Booker nominee, McEwan won the 1998 Prize for Amsterdam. This session will take viewers through the author and screenwriter’s iconic works such as Amsterdam and Atonement. This session will also discuss his most recent novel Machines Like Me and the political messages, macabre portrayals, alternate timelines and themes of artificiality within.