A dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city
Join us at Stanfords as we welcome the Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Wilson as he talks about his latest book Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention.
The story of the city is the story of civilisation. From Uruk and Babylon to Baghdad and Venice, and on to London, New York, Shanghai and Lagos, Ben Wilson takes us through millennia on a thrilling global tour of the key urban centres of history.
Rich with individual characters, scenes and snapshots of daily life, Metropolis is at once the story of these extraordinary places and of the vital role they have played in making us who we are.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ben Wilson is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including What Price Liberty?, for which he received the Somerset Maugham Award; the Sunday Times bestseller Empire of the Deep; and, most recently, Heyday: The Dawn of the Global Age. Born in London in 1980, he has worked in television, broadcast on the radio in several countries, and writes regularly for publications such as The Times, Daily Telegraph and Prospect. He lives in Suffolk, UK.
The evening will start promptly at 6.30 pm.
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(£4.00 off the published price of Metropolis for ticket holders when purchased on the evening).
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