Cruise Ship Speakers

Classical History
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Caroline Boggis-Rolfe
Cultural History
PhD
Coming from: Haywards Heath,  West Sussex  UK
Caroline took a BA Hons in Italian at London University, and a MA in French and the Theory of Literature. She followed this at UCL with a PhD on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. For some years she lived abroad, in Berlin and Italy, and much of her career was spent teaching at school and university. She has been lecturing regularly since 2009 on cruise ships and for charity events, offering a variety of subjects ranging from the Romanovs and Russian and Scandinavian history, the Portuguese royal family and the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, to the events that shaped the Caribbean.

Armida Bordi
Destinations & Enrichment Lecturer
Coming from: Genoa,    Italy
Dr Armida Bordi, a former professor of literature and the history of civilisations, lives in Genoa, Italy. After gaining 2 degrees from Genoa University she was the recipient of several British Council grants to British universities and a three time Fulbright scholar to the US. She is now teaching lifelong learning programs offering adult learners courses combining history and art with foreign languages. As a long-time lecturer for many cruise lines, Armida has travelled extensively in different continents. She likes exploring new places and she can communicate in Italian, English, Spanish, French, Greek and Portuguese.

Peter Clayton
Classical & European Archaeology and Egyptology
FCILIP, Dip.Arch, FSA, FRNS
Coming from: Hemel Hempstead,  Hertfordshire  UK
Peter is an Egyptologist, archaeologist and numismatist who has excavated on sites in England and Egypt. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquities of London, he has lectured widely in England, in most of the major museums and universities, and in Europe and Australia. Peter is a best-selling author of "Chronicle of the Pharaohs" and expert Advisor for coins and antiquities to several museums.

Judith Cranswick
Crime Writer, Tutor & Destination Speaker
Coming from: Swindon,  -  UK
Judith has two great passions – writing and travel. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, China, Indochina and Japan, Asia, India, Africa and Central and South America. Judith is an award-winning novelist and author of the Fiona Mason Mysteries and several stand-alone psychological thrillers. Travel has always been the inspiration for Judith’s novels. Judith is an experienced speaker and in addition to writing her novels, she now works part time teaching Tai Chi and cruise ship lecturing.

Hugh Ellwood
Architectural Historian & Artist
Coming from: Lytham St. Annes,  Lancashire  UK
Hugh has devoted his life to architecture and the arts. He studied philosophy in Rome, followed by a degree in architecture at the university of Manchester. After graduation, he became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. For 31 years he pursued a career as an architect with Building Design Partnership, the largest multi-discipline design organisation in the UK, and then 21 years as a partner in a practice. An accomplished architectural artist, his subjects are mainly buildings, the landscape and the relationship between the two.

Geoffrey Farrell
Archaeology & Natural History
BA BSc(Hons) Dip Ed
Coming from: Woking,  Surrey  UK
Geoffrey attended Grammar School in Penzance and went on to train as a lecturer of Geology. His interests are Archaeology and Geology and he participated in a glaciology expedition to Iceland and Archaeology digs with Professor Philip Rahtz at Glastonbury. He was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst in to the Royal Army Educational Corps for four years and then the civil service before returning to teaching from which he semi-retired in 2014.. He now lectures to adults and leads visits to Classical sites in Italy, Greece and the Aegean Islands.

Diane Fortenberry
Archaeologist & Ancient Art Historian
PhD, MCIfA
Coming from: London,    UK
Diane studied Classics at the University of Mississippi, and earned her PhD in Mediterranean archaeology from the University of Cincinnati before moving to London in 1990. She has excavated and surveyed in Greece and Italy at sites that include Pompeii, Corinth, Nemea and Pylos. Diane has lectured to diverse groups of non-specialists while living and working in Greece in the 1980s, speaking on Greek, Roman and Egyptian art, architecture and archaeology there and in Egypt, including both classroom-based lectures and escorted tours.

Patrick Goodness
Cultural Anthropology-Global Religion & Mythology
Coming from: Escazu,  San Jose  Costa Rica
Patrick Goodness is a globally recognized thought leader in the study of ancient cultural mythologies, and brings a profound knowledge of global cultures with an engaging approach to storytelling. Patrick has traveled and lectured in more than 110 countries around the world, studying and teaching global culture. Patrick lectures frequently at universities and global conferences and is a popular enrichment speaker among discerning cruise lines. His lectures are peppered with valuable research, thoughtful observations, powerful analogies and dry comedic wit that always bring smiles.

Dan Jones
Historian & Archaeologist
Dip Arch, MA, PhD
Coming from: Suffolk,    UK
Dan holds a PhD from University of East Anglia and is currently working on post-doctoral mediaeval material from Norwich. He has been a Member of Kent Archaeological Society since 1965 and has assisted in excavations, mainly on Roman and Mediaeval sites in UK and France since 1965. Dan is particularly interested in practical archaeology, ecclesiastical architecture and near-eastern ancient and classical history and talks on specific sites, or the general history of an area.

Dr Anna Kouremenos
Archaeology, History & Film
Viking Resident Historian
Coming from: Tübingen,    Germany
Dr. Anna Kouremenos is an archaeologist specializing in the study of identity and material culture in the Greco-Roman world. Recently, she has also conducted historical and archaeological research on the early medieval world. After receiving her BA and MA in Anthropology from The City University of New York, she moved to the UK to pursue a doctorate in Archaeology at the University of Oxford which was awarded to her in December 2013. Her research explores aspects of social, cultural, and island identities and focuses on bringing interdisciplinary perspectives to the field of archaeology.

Dr Candace Livingston
Archaeology & History
PhD; Viking Resident Historian
Coming from: Greenville,  South Carolina  USA
Candace Weddle Livingston is Associate Professor of art history in the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. She holds a Ph.D. in Greek and Roman art and archaeology from the University of Southern California. In addition to her teaching career, Dr. Livingston is an archaeologist. In 2008-2009, Dr. Livingston was the recipient of a both a Fulbright Research Grant to Turkey and a Junior Residential Fellowship from the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul. In addition to her cruise speaking experience, she has traveled widely and spoken on ancient and medieval topics at conferences and universities.

Alan Lloyd
Egyptologist and Classicist
MA, DPhil, FSA
Coming from: Swansea,  Wales  UK
Born in Wolverhampton, Alan was a pupil at Tredegar Grammar until 1960 and then went on to graduate from The Queen's College Oxford in 1965 (Ancient Egyptian and Coptic). Currently he is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Classics at Swansea University. Apart from participating in many tv and radio programmes, Alan has lectured on many tours to Egypt and also to many Egyptology societies in the UK.

Dr Caroline Malloy
Historian
PhD
Coming from: Chicago,  IL  USA
Dr. Caroline Malloy is a freelance educator and scholar based in Chicago, IL. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught Humanities and History at both Villanova University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Other academic ventures have included working on an archaeological dig in Italy and reviving the Latin language at an independent Academy in Philadelphia. Dr. Malloy has been invited to deliver lectures on Empires, Nationalisms, and Heritage Projects throughout the US and Europe to both professional and public audiences. She is a specialist in both the British Empire and Ancient Rome.

Jonathan Migliori
Archaeology & Ancient/Medieval History
Viking Resident Historian
Coming from: Providence,  RI  USA
Jonathan Migliori is a British-American archaeologist and educator from Rhode Island. He concentrated in Archaeology, Medieval Cultures, and Classics at Brown University. He holds an MA in Archaeology from the University of Durham, where he wrote his dissertation on rural settlement and the Euphrates frontier in Roman Syria and is also a member of the Senior Common Room of University College. He also studied in Rome and has participated in archaeological excavations in Rhode Island and Ostia Antica. Currently he teaches history at La Salle Academy in Providence, RI, and teaches art history in the Rhode Island School of Design’s Continuing Education program.

Chris Newlands
Classical History & Religion
Coming from: Lancaster,  Lancashire  UK
Chris was born in West Yorkshire and his love of drama and the stage led to him going to Bristol University to study Drama and French, before his love for travel took him to Algeria, where he remained for two years, teaching English and encouraging an interest in theatre, music and the arts on behalf of the British Council. He returned to England to study Theology at Cambridge, before being ordained as an Anglican priest. In 2010 he became Vicar of Lancaster, working in the historic setting of Lancaster Priory Church. Chris presents a series of talks on classical history subjects.

Helen Poole
Archaeology & History
BA, Dip Arch, AMA, PGCE
Coming from: Haywards Heath,  West Sussex  UK
Helen studied English, History and Archaeology at Bristol University before going on to postgraduate studies in archaeology at Durham and museum studies at Leicester. Teaching qualifications at Brighton followed later. A vacation studentship at the British Museum led to a lifelong enthusiasm for a museum career. Helen is an enthusiastic sharer of information and she has been lecturing on cruises in and around the Mediterranean and the Red Sea from 2005.

Nicholas Reed
Classical & Art History
BA (Oxon), MA (Manc) MPhil (St.A.)
Coming from: Folkestone,  Kent  UK
Nicholas took his first degree at Oxford in Greats (Latin, Greek, Ancient History and Philosophy). He was President of Oxford University Archaeological Society in 1969. From 1970 to 1986 he had 15 articles published in learned journals on subjects in Roman History and Archaeology, including articles on the Romans in Germany and on the Greek Islands. In the 1980s he moved into the field of art history, on which he is the author of some six books, mainly on the French Impressionists. He has been a lecturer for NADFAS, the fine arts organisation, since 1991.

Marcus Sherwood
Classical History & Destinations
Coming from: Chichester,  West Sussex  UK
Marcus is a Classics graduate who has travelled widely in Europe as a teacher and lecturer in Classical History. He now enjoys lecturing on cruise ships both as a Classical Historian and as a Destination Lecturer. His expertise is in tracing the influences of ancient civilizations on modern culture. Marcus draws on his years of foreign travel and knowledge of popular destinations to help passengers get the very best out of ports of call, covering history, geography and culture. He is a popular, experienced and enthusiastic speaker who engages his audiences with pace, passion and humour.

Dr James and Cynthia Daddona- Stathis
Modern & Ancient Greece
Coming from: Prescott,  Arizona  USA
James is founder of CelebrateGreece.com, which produces, archives and offers documentary TV journeys exploring modern and ancient Greece and whose mission is providing original Greek-themed TV documentaries produced by CelebrateGreece.com while representing aligned filmmakers. James speaks on Ancient Greece: history, art, culture, archaeology and architecture. Cynthia is an author, Actress, Lifestyle Journalist, Life Coach, TV Host and Celebrity TV-interviewer and presents mainly on Greek/Italian food & Culture; Well Being, health, and, Spirituality.

William Sterling
Cultural History
MA, PhD, Cert Ed
Coming from: Eltham,  London  UK
William took early retirement from the Civil Service in 2008 with a generous redundancy package. He was educated at Colfe’s Grammar School, Lee and Keele University. His BA in 1980 was in History and Geography. He specialised in Mediaeval History (Anglo-Saxons and Hundred Years War) winning the Wedgwood Prize for an essay on King Athelstan. He has a wide range of talks on Composers, Music of the Sea, Vikings & Anglo Saxons and Classical History.

Rt Revd Tim Stevens
Lecturer in History, Classics, Culture & Religion
CBE
Coming from: Bury St Edmunds,  Suffolk  UK
Tim Stevens is a recently retired senior Church of England bishop, who served as lead bishop in the UK House of Lords. He has lectured in Europe, Africa, Caribbean, South America and The Arctic on the cultural, historical, religious and political background in 23 countries. Tim was for 16 years Bishop of Leicester, the UK’s most multi-religious city. Tim travels extensively as a cruise lecturer and as Prelate of the International Order of St John, with responsibility for chaplains in 40 countries world wide.

Michael Taylor
Stock Trader, Investor & Historian
BA, MA, MSc
Coming from: Hartlepool,  Durham  UK
Michael Taylor is a successful full time private investor, having achieved triple digit compounded portfolio returns for each of the last three years. Currently he is seeking to analyse previously unseen primary material on the life of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood. He has been invited to speak in front of investment clubs, and delivered the results of a commissioned research paper on populism and the socio-economic effects on the European Union to leading academics and industry experts. Michael expects to publish his book on investing with Harriman-House in Q4 2018.

David Wilson
Historian & Film Maker
MA,
Coming from: London,    UK
David has been making films about history and archaeology for twenty-five years. Passionate about history since the age of six, he studied history at Cambridge University and went on to work at Thames TV where he learned his trade. Since then David has directed some of the top talent in television. He has worked for all the British TV channels and his films have been shown around the world. His enthusiastic approach to his subject has garnered audiences in their millions on television, and nothing excites him more than telling his stories in the places where they happened.