Ancient, Minoan Crete. It’s three and a half thousand years old. It’s full of riches. And it’s full of fuel for the imagination.
Malta, an island at the centre of the Mediterranean. A land littered with huge megalithic temples, built 6,000 years ago. Older than Stonehenge, and more ancient than the pyramids of Egypt.
NEW COURSE FOR THE NEW YEAR! Join us this coming term as we explore the ancient world in a fresh engaging course, Roman Living by Design: Vitruvian Man in Ancient Rome. … Continue reading
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Delighted to be leading the study day at the WI’s marvellous Denman College in Oxford today. It’s a crisp, blue sky day here. Just glorious, in a beautiful setting with … Continue reading
A remarkable stave church was our next visit. Many years ago I visited one of these entirely wooden churches in Sognefjord, further north in Norway; we even attended the Sunday service in … Continue reading
On leaving Shetland, we headed to Norway, across the North Sea. This journey was quite surreal – hardly a ripple to seen or felt. I couldn’t help but consider that, … Continue reading
And so, onwards in our catch-up cruise to the Scottish islands and beyond. It’s almost midsummer, and so the days are long – long enough indeed to read by daylight … Continue reading
After spending the morning in the Neolithic at 5,000 year old Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar, we headed for Kirkwall’s St. Magnus’ Cathedral. This most northern of Britain’s cathedrals … Continue reading