A Visit to the British Museum

Yesterday morning, I travelled to the British Museum  in the Borough of Holborn, where I attended the anthropological conference Reviewer Meets Reviewed. There was a better turnout than I had expected and the subject was on the ethnographical book entitled Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC by Dr. Georgina Born, who I found to be an extremely well-spoken, educated and likeable lady. Her report was about the BBC and how it ran its organization.

Dr. Born even inspired me to use better vocabulary without shame – as she used them with conviction and purpose (something rarely done these days, it seems). I shall endeavour to read her book and write my own review of it at some point in the near future.

After the excellent review session, I took the opportunity to walk around the prestigious museum and learn more about the past. I marvelled at the Rosetta Stone, the massive library, the marble Greek and Roman statues, the Egyptian decorations, and the Mesopotamian wall carvings. It was truly a memorable experience and I am very glad to have had more time to look at the artifacts more in depth than I previously was able to have. I believe a trip to such a museum is a worthwhile activity as it can bring history to life.

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