Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

Exploring Byzantine Art With Robin Cormack

“Sailing to Byzantium”. To do this became a romantic ideal in the poetry of W B Yeats. But despite this popular poem, the word Byzantine is still most often used today to evoke the obscure, the remote and over-complicated. Wrongly, I believe, Yeats was absolutely...
The Art Of Norway

The Art Of Norway

Stella Grace Lyons gained her BA in the History of Art with a First in her dissertation from the University of Bristol, and her MA in History of Art at the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence,...
What A Fabulous Thing To Do!

What A Fabulous Thing To Do!

Ecologist Andy Bunten is one of our expert guest lecturers and he joined Aegean Odyssey earlier in the year on her British Isles sailing. Andy offered several interesting talks, but he also spent a lot of time out on the open decks, chatting with guests and looking...
Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Guest lecturer Hugh Ellwood provides us with a very interesting blog today, looking at kings and caliphs: Arab conquests and a masterpiece of cooperation between the Christian King and the Islamic Caliph. It all centres around Spain and a time when in Western Europe,...