This series of lectures has been lovingly created to enhance and complement the British Museum's World of Stonehenge exhibition.
Whether you have visited the exhibition, will do or won't be going to it, this course changes your view of the Neolithic World and Stonehenge's place in it and in our ancient past.
While the exhibition revels in the gorgeous finds and art from around Neolithic Britain and Europe, this course takes you further.
Come with me and see how Stonehenge began and developed over more than 1,000 years.
Join me as we explore what the Neolithic was all about - it's so much more than a Stone Age; it's art, creativity, community and connections.
Then find out how to explore the sites of Neolithic Britain. Learn how to really understand what you're visiting and to feel the millennia simply fade away!
This course is sumptuously illustrated with truly beautiful images that capture the atmosphere and essence of these remarkable sites and remains.
- Whether you are a professor or a Time Team fan, a student or a complete novice, an archaeologist or studying for general interest ...
- Whether you spend much of your life on Orkney or have never (yet) visited these islands where 'if you scratch the surface, it bleeds archaeology' ...
- If you want to transform your view of our ancient past ...
Then this series of LIVE lectures is for YOU!
What will you learn?
- Explore the Neolithic Age and the revolutionary effect it had on our human lives
- Discover the types of sites and features that litter Britain
- What to look for at such sites.
- How to appreciate Neolithic art and artefacts
- Enjoy a sense of place and time as we capture the essence and atmosphere of Stonehenge and the Neolithic World.
You'll be seeing the ancient world in a whole new, fresh way.
Recording of The Neolithic World of Stonehenge lecture series: Lecture 1 - The Story of Stonehenge
1 The Story of Stonehenge HANDOUT
Recording of The Neolithic World of Stonehenge : Lecture 2 - The Neolithic World
2 The Neolithic World HANDOUT
3 Visiting the Neolithic in Britain HANDOUT
LINK to Ness of Brodgar 3D image
Links to Skara Brae 3D images
Recording of The Neolithic World of Stonehenge 3: Visiting the Neolithic
Could not have been better in any way
Gillian brings learning to life
Learned more in one hour
Made me want to visit the locations
This was one of the best!
Welcome to this thrilling series of LIVE lectures on Stonehenge
If you're looking to find out more about the astonishing site of Stonehenge, its development, the wider Neolithic world of the time and how YOU can visit the Neolithic around Britain, then you're in the right place!
For I present lively, passionate and engaging ancient history and archaeology that connects with our lives today and which bring the past vividly to life.
My life is spent lecturing nationally and internationally, and on tours and cruises of ancient sites from Orkney's Neolithic to the diverse cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean - some of you will know me from our travels in the UK and throughout the Mediterranean. I lecture on tours for Ciceroni the Smithsonian Journeys, Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) and many other UK and international companies.
And I love it. My joy is to transform your experience of destinations into ones that are not 'just a load of old stones'; I help you to connect with the civilization, discover and share our common humanity with it and enjoy and appreciate the diversity, individuality and richness of each and every culture. For I am passionate about revealing how archaeological sites and history are full of human life and passion. I love sharing the joy of ancient history in person, in books and articles, on the media and on line. I'm a prize-winning author and one of my books, Visiting the Past: Finding and Understanding Britain's Archaeology, shares with you how to explore the archaeology of the British Isles from prehistory up to the medieval age and even beyond.
After graduating in Latin and Ancient History from Exeter University, I worked in BBC Television and went on to become an award-winning freelance writer, author.
I have led a community archaeology project in Yorkshire and I have excavated at major sites in the UK and Europe - including Orkney's remarkable Neolithic Ness of Brodgar site.
I now lecture at York University and speak at the British Museum. I share courses around the country and lecture throughout the UK and abroad for audiences that range from local societies and luncheon clubs to Classical Associations, The Arts Society, and international groups. Every event is tailored to YOU, whoever and wherever you are.
I offer you expertise, passion and a warm welcome.
Archaeology is for everyone: let me lead you on a journey into the past with knowledge, great images, and a sense of fun and enjoyment.
Adding colour and depth to our lives today by digging deep into the past.