Festival 2021 Saturday 27 February - Wednesday 24 March | Tickets now on sale

Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson has written more than twenty-five books, including Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity, The Last Man Who Knew Everything, and Genius: A Very Short Introduction. He also contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines.
Einstein on the Run
In the autumn of 1933, Albert Einstein was living alone in an isolated holiday hut in Norfolk, ‘on the run’ from Nazi death threats. There, he toiled peacefully at mathematics while occasionally stepping out for walks or to play his violin. Andrew Robinson tells the story of the world’s greatest scientist’s long and fruitful relationship with Britain for the first time. Young Einstein’s passion for British physics, epitomized by Isaac Newton, had sparked his scientifi...
Cracking Ancient Codes: Understanding Early Writing
Writing is perhaps the greatest invention in human history; it made history possible. But how did scholars first decipher forgotten scripts? Join Irving Finkel and Andrew Robinson as they show us how we unlocked the secrets of cuneiform and hieroglyphics, and how many ancient writings remain mysterious today. Irving Finkel takes us through his work on cuneiform, which has uncovered secrets from over five thousand years ago, including the st...