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Most guided experiences have reached capacity and are no longer available. Please consider joining us for other Summit sessions.

Churchill war rooms

Hot War/Cold War: How Churchill Shaped the Future of the Western World

A private tour of Churchill War Rooms and a reflection on Churchill’s role during World War II and its aftermath. With Daniel Webster Professor of Government William Wohlforth. (*Friday and Sunday)

London Mithraeum: Reimagining a Roman Temple in The World’s Most Sustainable Office Building

Professor of Classical Studies Roberta Stewart and a team of curators lead a visit to the state-of-the-art museum built to house the Roman temple to Mithras where it was discovered—now the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, in the heart of London’s financial district. Bloomberg guides will also take you on an exclusive tour of the building itself—one of the world’s greenest—including its broadcasting and publishing suites. 

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British Museum

Missing Pieces: How the Parthenon Lost Its Marbles and Dartmouth Found Relief(s)

For this insider’s view of the British Museum, William R. Kennan Professor of Ancient Greek History Paul Christesen ’88 will share insights about the Parthenon Marbles, arguably the museum’s most controversial collection. Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion Susan Ackerman ’80 will then tell the story of how the relief panels from Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal’s palace ended up at the British Museum in London—and in Hanover, New Hampshire. (Ask her to read the cuneiform writing…because she can!)

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British National Theatre

A British Crown Jewel: Backstage at the Royal National Theatre

The National Theatre of Great Britain is one of the United Kingdom's most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Join Professor of Theater Peter Hackett ’75 for a royal tour and a spot of tea.

Berth of the Bard: Backstage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

With Professor of Theater Peter Hackett ’75, explore this faithful recreation of the theater made famous by Britain’s greatest playwright. Channel your inner thespian and imagine strutting the boards in carefully curated productions of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and other Shakespearean classics. A fascinating glimpse into a venue vital to 16th-century Londoners. (*Sunday)

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Crick Institute

Health Heroes! The Global War to Save Human Lives

A visit to the Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research facility in Europe, with Dean of the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies and cholera researcher F. Jon Kull ’88, Associate Dean for Global Health Lisa Adams, MD, MED’90, and Norris Cotton Cancer Center Director Steven Leach, MD. See scientists in action, working on ways to combat epidemics and pandemics, cure cancer, and improve human health in a borderless world.

british museum

Monkey Business: Dartmouth Family Fun at the British Museum

In this delightful excursion to the British Museum, Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology Nate Dominy and his family (including Eleanor, age 8, and Emerson, age 5) will introduce Dartmouth families to the museum’s mummified Egyptian baboons. Nate will then take visitors behind the scenes to see where he conducted his research on these monkey mummies. Afterwards, families will have the opportunity to do a scavenger hunt for other museum treasures.

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The Russians Are Coming! An International Security Crisis Simulation

Suppose that Moscow launched a political-military pressure campaign against NATO’s most vulnerable members: the Baltic states. What challenges would this pose for NATO? What tools could the alliance wield to resist Russian pressure? How might the Alliance prepare today? Join us for an interactive simulation, led by Daniel Benjamin, the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Associate Professor of Government Daryl Press.

Is Dartmouth a Religion? A Theological Investigation

In this lively session, Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion Susan Ackerman ’80 will challenge your beliefs as she invites your thoughts on this deceptively provocative question. Along the way, you’ll explore those divine distinctions that unite Dartmouth alumni worldwide into a powerful, diverse—yet cohesive—congregation.

Unlocking Creative Confidence: How Dartmouth Shapes Design Thinking for the World’s Good

During this interactive gathering, Engineering professor Eugene Korsunskiy will demonstrate the cognitive strategies and methodologies Dartmouth students learn in order to inform their creative design work in any field. Onsite exercises will help audience members liberate their own creative design powers.