Writing: Humanity's Greatest Invention

Humanity's Greatest Invention

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What is writing, how does it work, and what does the future hold?

As more and more writing becomes electronic, what is the future for the craft skills and material objects showcased in the Writing: Making Your Mark exhibition? In this lecture, Professor Ewan Clayton, the external advisor to the exhibition, discusses what writing is, how it works and what the future might hold for one of humanity’s most significant achievements.

Ewan Clayton is a calligrapher, author and Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland. His book on the history of writing, The Golden Thread, was issued by Atlantic in 2013 and has been translated into a number of languages. As well as external advisor to Writing: Making Your Mark, he is also editor and contributing author to the exhibition's accompanying book.


Name: Writing: Humanity's Greatest Invention
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
Member: £12.00
Senior 60+: £10.00
Student: £8.00
Registered Unemployed: £8.00
Under 18: £8.00
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