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EXPERTISE
Architecture & its History
History - Classical
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

A Three Lecture Series

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?

A Four Lecture Series

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?

A Six Lecture Series

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 Viking, P&O, Cunard and formerly on Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery

PREVIOUS CRUISES: Cunard Queen Victoria V006 (2010) - P&O Aurora R013 (2010) - P&O Arcadia J105 (2011) - Cunard Queen Victoria V128 (2011) - Cunard Queen Elizabeth Q207 (2012) - Cunard Queen Victoria V219 (2012) - P&O Adonia D216N (2012) - Cunard Queen Victoria V306 (2013) - P&O Oriana X315 (2013) - Cunard Queen Victoria V315N (2013) - P&O Azura A406 (2014) - Cunard Queen Mary 2 M414 (2014) - Voyages of Discovery Voyager VOY140910 (2014) - Voyages of Discovery Voyager VOY150525 (2015) - P&O Azura A526 (2015) - P&O Oriana X611 (2016) - Cunard Queen Elizabeth Q618 (2016) - Swan Hellenic Minerva MIN161102 (2016) - Cunard Queen Mary 2 M803 (2018) - Viking Star OST180512 (2018) - P&O Arcadia J806 (2018) - P&O Oriana X816 (2018) - Viking Sky OSK181006 (2018) - Cunard Queen Mary 2 M907 & M920 (2019) - Voyages to Antiquity AEG190929 (2019) - Viking Jupiter OJU191020 (2019)
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
Arcadia J003 Mediterranean Cruise 19 Southampton Sunday, April 26, 2020
Viking Jupiter JU191020 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Barcelona Sunday, October 20, 2019
Aegean Odyssey AEG190929 Classical Greece & Islands of the Aegean 12 Piraeus (Athens) Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Queen Mary 2 M920 Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing 7 New York Sunday, July 7, 2019
Queen Mary 2 M907 Far East Roundtrip Sector 20 Dubai Monday, March 25, 2019
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