Speaker: Julian Richards
7 November 2017

Stonehenge is unique, a national treasure and a global icon. In this talk Julian examines its sophisticated architecture-the product of stone tools, determination, organisation and strongly held beliefs. Perceptions and understanding of the monument have changed over the years from the magic and the Druids of the Middle Ages to the archaeological science of today.

Julian is an archaeologist who ran the Stonehenge Environs Project, a detailed study of Stonehenge and its surrounding landscape. This gave him his first experience of the media, where he contributed parts to programmes about Stonehenge. He was asked to contribute to a TV programme about the construction of Stonehenge. His ideas led eventually to the programmes “Meet the Ancestors” and “Blood of the Vikings”. In addition, he has written books to accompany both series.