The creation of Pandora painted on black wine bowl.

Event information

22 Mar 2021

18.30–20.00

Online event

16+

Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

These events are free however donations are greatly appreciated.

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The Greek myths are one of the most important cultural foundation-stories of the modern world. 

In this online Members' event, join Natalie Haynes, author of Pandora's Jar, to understand myths from a fresh perspective by focusing on the women at their centre. 

In Pandora's Jar, Natalie wrestles these women's stories from the scribes who recorded them, offering Members a brand new retelling of classic tales in her lively, fast-paced style.

To attend this online event

Join the discussion from 18.15 on Monday 22 March. We're hosting the event on Zoom, a free video conferencing system.

Once you've accessed this event, one of the Membership team will be ready to greet you and explain how to ask questions and take part. After the initial presentation and discussion, we'll be inviting questions from the audience.

Before the meeting, if you have any queries relating to the event or need help, please email us at friends@britishmuseum.org

Places are limited but the event will be recorded and circulated shortly afterwards in a Members' email.

About the speaker

Natalie Haynes is the author of five books and host of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, a BBC Radio 4 comedy show about the ancient world. Her 2019 novel A Thousand Ships, published by Pan Macmillan, was longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, and her latest publication, Pandora's Jar, is a non-fiction book about women in Greek myth. Natalie performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 2002–2006 and has toured her Stands Up for the Classics show since 2010. She has also written for the Times, Independent, Guardian and Observer