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Digital Lawrence Room Talk - The Girton Eye Idols and the Origins of Urbanism

 Tell Brak Eye Dolls on display in the Lawrence Room

During this live event, Dr Caroline Brett, Girton Fellow and Chair of the Lawrence Room Committee, briefly introduced us to the College’s own museum collection in the Lawrence Room. We then watched the pre-recorded lecture from Dr Augusta McMahon, Reader in Mesopotamian Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College, in which she describes the Mesopotamian ‘eye idols’ in the Girton College Lawrence Room collection and their relevance to the world’s earliest evidence for urbanism.  

The whole session including live Q&A with Dr McMahon can be viewed here.