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EXPERTISE
Architecture & its History
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
John is a seasoned cruise speaker, having worked with Swan Hellenic, Cunard, Voyages of Discovery and P&O. One passenger said "Clear, concise, inspirational and very entertaining". Another commented "The best lectures I have ever attended on a cruise."

John has the knack of making his talks fun, even though there's a lot of content! When working at Windsor Great Park, he was selected to make a presentation to HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

Click here to visit John's website >> www.johnsherlock.me

LECTURES
John traces building design through the centuries. He can offer a series of 3 4 5 or 6 lectures - ideal for a cruise

Lecture series - three lectures

1 - "Classical origins and illusions"
The origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion, and subsequent Roman innovations

2 - "Why churches look like they do"
The story of the development of Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the European 'middle ages', and up to the present day. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

3 - "Renaissance and Revival"
The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles? Then, the revival in Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?

Lecture series - four lectures

1 - "Greek origins and illusions"
The Greek origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, and the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion

2 - "What did the Romans ever do for architecture?"
A look at the architectural developments and innovations of the ancient Roman empire, and what has been inherited throughout Europe and America

3 - "Why churches look like they do"
The story of the development of Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the European 'middle ages', and up to the present day. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

4 - "Renaissance and Revival"
The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles? Then, the revival in Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?

Lecture series - six lectures

1 - "Greek origins and illusions"
The Greek origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, and the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion

2 - "What did the Romans ever do for architecture?"
A look at the architectural developments and innovations of the ancient Roman empire, and what has been inherited throughout Europe and America

3 - "Byzantine skill and Romanesque energy"
The development of the earliest distinctively Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the Byzantine period, and then the time of the great Schism

4 - "The rise of the Gothic"
The new found loftiness of Gothic architecture in the European 'middle ages'. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

5 - "Renaissance"
The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles?

6 - "Industrialism and Revival"
The revival, throughout Europe, of classical styles. What was happening in Georgian and Regency Britain as the Industrial Revolution took hold? And then, the revival in Victorian Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Regular speaker on P&O, Cunard, Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery.
PREVIOUS CRUISES:
Voyager VOY150525 (2015)
Azura A526 (2015)
Oriana X611 (2016)
Queen Elizabeth Q618 (2016)
Minerva MIN161102 (2016)
Queen Mary 2 M803 (2018)
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT INFORMATION
Seaman's discharge book valid.
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Sky SK181006 Amsterdam to Catalonia 10 Amsterdam Saturday, October 6, 2018
Oriana X816 Sector Italy, Croatia & Greece Cruise 8 Southampton Monday, August 13, 2018
Arcadia J806 Sector Spain, Italy & Croatia Cruise 10 Southampton Thursday, June 14, 2018
Viking Star ST180512 Empires of the Mediterranean 9 Piraeus (Athens) Saturday, May 12, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Q618 Greek Isles 17 Southampton Friday, October 7, 2016
Voyager VOY150525 A Baltic Showcase 14 Harwich Monday, May 25, 2015