The Armchair Traveller is the title of our occasional online lecture series with talks themed around the places we visit. The talks take place in an informal online setting and are intended to amplify your understanding of the landscapes we travel through.
January 2023 lecture series:
Istanbul: city of Eternity
A series of online lectures with Damian Croft
Strolling through the streets of Istanbul, it is impossible not to be awed by the vestiges of its past. In this series of five lectures, Damian Croft uncovers the histories behind some of its most notable landmarks and recounts the story of its ascension as one of the greatest cities on earth.
|Wed. 11th Jan.||Byzantium: the beginnings to the age of Justinian|
|Wed. 18th Jan.||Constantinople: until its fall in 1453|
|Wed. 25th Jan.||Istanbul: the early years of the Ottoman dynasty until 1571|
|Wed. 1st Feb.||Istanbul: the middle years until 1839|
|Wed. 8th Feb.||Istanbul: from the Tanzimat reforms to the present day|
All lectures will take place via Zoom and will be timed to start at 4:30pm London time (11:30 EST, 08:30 PST). The lectures will be recorded and a link to download the recording will be emailed to all subscribers the following day. Regrettably, for copyright reasons, we are not able to publish these recordings to YouTube.
Subscription to the series costs £50 per household payable in advance. Subscribers will receive sign in details via email the day before the lecture.
If you would like to join us, please sign up using the form below.
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You can also view some of our past lectures on Youtube.