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TALKS YOU CAN LISTEN TO (OR WATCH)!  

  • In search of Ancient North Africa, a history in six lives
    Talk given at The Travellers Club, Pall Mall, London - February 5, 2018.
  • Rogerson's Book of Numbers
    In conversation with maths professor Marcus Du Sautoy at Jaipur Literary Festival, 2014. Barnaby Rogerson tells the stories behind our iconic numbers - from the number of the beast (666) to the seven deadly sins, the twelve signs of the zodiac to the four suits of a pack of cards.
  • BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Live:
    Guest apperance on BBC Radio 4's morning talk show Saturday Live with presenters Richard Coles & Suzy Klein. Fellow guests included Horrible Histories author Terry Deary and writer Khaled Hosseini. October 2013


  • A selection of Public Lectures given by Barnaby Rogerson over the last decade

  • Ancient Heroes of North Africa, for the Writers Luncheon, Oxford & Cambridge Club, Thursday 18 January 2018
  • Ancient North Africa; a history in Six Lives, at The Travellers Club, Monday 5th February 2018
  • People and Places: the nature of great travel writing – in conversation with Rose Baring at the Slightly Foxed, Readers Day, Friday 11th November, 2016, Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square
  • Syria through writers eyes at One Tree Bookshop, Petersfield, Hampshire given in conjunction with the Rural Refugees Network, Thursday 28th April, 2016
  • The Heirs of the Prophet, Chalke Valley History festival, Sunday 3rd July, 2016
  • Istanbul in Fact and Fiction, interviewing Elif Shafak & Jason Goodwin, Daunts Spring Festival, Friday 11th March 2016
  • Slaves, Savants and Spies: travellers in Algeria, for the Martin Randall London Afternoon lectures, One Great George Street, Friday 6th February, 2015
  • The Last Crusaders, Garrison Library, Gibraltar Book festival, Sunday 16th November 2014
  • Creating a Sense of Place, interviewing Colin Thubron, Tracy Chevalier and Mahesh Rao at the Daunts Spring Book Festival, Friday 28th March 2014
  • Rome's Southern Frontiers with Don McCullin, World Monument Funds lecture series at the RGS, Monday 12th September, 2014
  • Sacred Numbers, a conversation with Marcus du Santoy at the Jaipur Book festival, 21st January 2014, was by far the most alarming (and interesting) of the many events and radio interviews that the PR department of profile publishers set up to publicise, Rogerson' s Book of Numbers.
  • Fez in World History, chairing a seminar at the invitation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Leighton House Museum, Kensington, Wednesday 16th January 2013
  • Truth and Brazil, interviewing Michael Palin at Soho theatre, Friday 28th September, 2012
  • To a Mountain in Tibet, interviewing Colin Thubron at the Soho theatre the same day, both as organised by The Oldie Literary festival
  • Travels in North Africa, a conversation with Antony Sattin, Slightly Foxed Readers Day, Art Workers Guild, Queens Square, Saturday 10th November 2012
  • Heaven on Earth, a journey through Sharia Law, a conversation with Sadakat Kadri, Lutyens and Rubinstein bookshop, Notting hill, Wednesday March 14th, 2012
  • Pre-Islamic Haj, Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi society, Worcester College, Oxford, Saturday 17th November 2011
  • The wives of the Prophet Muhammad, a lecture for the late Ian Constantinides at the Ebenezer Chapel, Somerset, 2011
  • Seven circuits, a comparison between Pagan and Pre-Islamic pilgrimage rituals, British Museum study day at the time of the Hajj exhibition, 10th March 2011
  • The making of a masterpiece, Portrait of a Turkish Family, conversation with Ates Orga, son of Irfan Orga at Daunts, Tuesady 27th January, 2011
  • Wahhabism, a conversation with Sir Alan Munro, Asia House, Wednesday 26th November 2008
  • Aisha and Ali: both beloved by the Prophet, Institute for Cultural Research, Kings College, London, 18th October 2008
  • Filibusters, amateur spies and eccentric emigrants: the British in Morocco, a 500 year obsession, Royal Geographical Society lecture hall, April 30th, 2008
  • Lifting the Seven Veils; some western problems when encountering the Koran, British Library lecture on the occasion of the Sacred exhibition, September 2007
  • Meetings with Remarkable Muslims: interviewing Shusha Guppy, Ghada Karmi and Sabiha al Khemir, Leighton House, 20th November 2006
  • Semi invisible Man, interviewing Julian Evans, the biographer of Norman Lewis, at the Daunt bookshop 16th July
  • Empire of the Indus, interviewing Alice Albinia, Asia House, 13 May 2009
  • Landfalls, interviewing Tim Mackintosh-Smith about the conclusion of his Ibn Battuta trilogy, Asia House, Tuesday 7th September
  • Reversing Crusade and Jihad? A debate with Charles Moore at the Aldeburgh Literary festival, Sunday 5th March 2006
  • In 20016, Charles Allen and I were paired at a number of book festivals as his recent book, God’s Terrorists provided a lively platform for debate with The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad. We talked together and apart at Aldeburgh, Bridport, Oxford, Hay and Edinburgh
  • Through a Glass Darkly, Morocco as perceived by Travellers, University of Exeter, 21st May 2005
  • And God will bring us together: new opportunities and old rivalries between Christians and Muslims, lecture at Ely cathedral, 17th September 2004
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