Simon Winchester | Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic

Recorded Apr 26, 2023
Direct Download: 20230426-simonwi.mp3

Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture

Exuding “the comfort and charm of a beloved encyclopedia come to life” (The New Yorker), Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of nearly 30 nonfiction books that explore some of the world’s most consequential people, places, and historical events, including The Professor and the Madman, KrakatoaThe Men Who United the States, AtlanticPacificThe Perfectionists, and Land. An Oxford-trained former field geologist in Uganda and a war correspondent for The Guardian and The Sunday Times, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. Spanning in time from the creation of ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets to the advent

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