‘What Makes an Object Famous?’ A public lecture by Dr Robert Anderson, former Director of the British Museum In the final week of the special exhibition ‘Bye-bye blackboard’ Thursday 15 September, 7 pm, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford Admission free

The exhibition ‘Bye-bye blackboard’ (web version at http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/blackboard/) has been constructed around the celebrity of what should, by any normal expectation, have been an ephemeral and inconsequential object in the life of Albert Einstein. Robert Anderson considers what can transform an object into a museum star.