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Guest speakers

Our celebrated speakers have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the art, history, archaeology, architecture, wine and cuisine of the areas we visit. Their informative and enlightening talks will entertain you and bring to life the history of the remarkable civilisations and cultures of the Mediterranean, Aegean, Adriatic, Britain & Iceland.

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Charles V.

Charles V. Barclay

   California State Polytechnic University Lecturing on:
Dr. Richard

Dr. Richard Beacham

   FRSA, Professor Emeritus, King’s College London Lecturing on:

Martin Biddle CBE

   CBE, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford Lecturing on:
Dr Tom

Dr Tom Birkett

   University College Cork Lecturing on:
Dr Francis

Dr Francis Broun

   Art Historian Lecturing on:
Professor Stefan

Professor Stefan Buczacki

   Biologist and biographer Lecturing on:

Michael Buerk

   Broadcast Journalist and Writer Lecturing on:
Major General Stephen

Major General Stephen Carr-Smith

   British Army, Retired Lecturing on:
Dr Peter

Dr Peter Cattermole

   Planetary Geologist/Volcanologist Lecturing on:

Simon Chaplin

   Director of Culture and Society, Wellcome Trust Lecturing on:
Prof Robin

Prof Robin Cormack

   Courtauld Institute of Art, London Lecturing on:
Dr Diane

Dr Diane Davies

   Maya Archaeologist, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:

John Dew

   Retired Diplomat Lecturing on:

Marion Dew

   St Antony's College, Oxford Lecturing on:
Prof David J

Prof David J Drewry

   Environmental Scientist Lecturing on:

Hugh Ellwood

   Architect and Artist, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:
Thomas Joseph “T.J.”

Thomas Joseph “T.J.” English

   Journalist and Author Lecturing on:
Dr Carrie

Dr Carrie Gibson

   PhD from University of Cambridge Lecturing on:

Nancy Gilchrist

   Master of Wine Lecturing on:

Gad Heuman

   Professor Emeritus University of Warwick Lecturing on:
Prof Andrew

Prof Andrew Hopkins FSA

   University of L’Aquila, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:

Gillian Hovell

   Archaeologist, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:

John Hughes

   Judge for the Royal horticultural Society Lecturing on:
Prof Tony

Prof Tony Kapcia

   University of Nottingham Lecturing on:

Jonathan Keates

   Author and Chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund Lecturing on:
Dr Par

Dr Par Kumaraswami

   University of Reading Lecturing on:
Professor Duncan

Professor Duncan Macmillan

   University of Edinburgh Lecturing on:
Dr Thomas

Dr Thomas Mannack

   The Classical Art Research Centre, University of Oxford Lecturing on:

Peter Mawby

   Wildlife lecturer, ornithologist and research ecologist Lecturing on:

Peter Medhurst

   Pianist and lecturer-recitalist, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:

Alan O'Cain

   Artist, Poet and freelance Lecturer Lecturing on:

John Osborne

   Classicist, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:
Prof Jonathan

Prof Jonathan Phillips

   Royal Holloway, University of London Lecturing on:

Bob Porter

   Brandenburg Choral Festival of London Lecturing on:
Prof Sandy

Prof Sandy Primrose MBE

   Biotechnologist Lecturing on:

Steve Ragnall

   Maritime historian and author Lecturing on:

Ernest Rea

   Broadcaster Lecturing on:
Dr. Joyce

Dr. Joyce Salisbury

   Professor Emerita of History, University of Wisconsin Lecturing on:
Dr Gillian

Dr Gillian Shepherd

   La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia Lecturing on:
Dr Angela

Dr Angela Smith

   Art Historian, Accredited Lecturer of The Art Society Lecturing on:
Dr Mark

Dr Mark Spencer

   Forensic Botanist Lecturing on:

Michael Squire

   King’s College London Lecturing on:
The Very Reverend Victor

The Very Reverend Victor Stock

   Lecturing on:
Professor Jean

Professor Jean Stubbs

   University of London Lecturing on:
Dr Pieter

Dr Pieter Van Der Merwe MBE

   General Editor at the National Maritime Museum Lecturing on:
Dr Christopher

Dr Christopher Whitton

   Emmanuel College, Cambridge Lecturing on:
Prof Brian

Prof Brian Williams

   University of Aberdeen Lecturing on:
Dr Gregor

Dr Gregor Williams

   Degree of Doctor of Letters, University of Sheffield Lecturing on: