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Light, Meaning, Solstice

Join Accredited Lecturer Julian Richards as he explores the celebration of light and life at Stonehenge and reflects on the significance of sunlight for prehistoric humans as a mark of the passage of time.


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Fascinating. And the days get longer from now!

David Taylor Tue, 21/12/2021 - 09:16 Permalink

Thank you - an apt and encouraging talk on this the shortest day of the year. We have many dark days ahead of us and need to hold on to the positive thought that the sun will return, bringing growth and good health to us all.

Janet Tue, 21/12/2021 - 08:58 Permalink

Thank you - but I was hoping you would finish your piece with a short clip of the sun setting at the winter solstice to show us the phenomenon you described.

Tricia Tue, 21/12/2021 - 08:42 Permalink

Thank you Julian for explaining this wonderful structure, having visited this myself, it is fascinating to understand its meaning and the power of the sun on our lives.

Muriel Lowe Tue, 21/12/2021 - 08:30 Permalink

So relevant for today. Julian really brings home that feeling of everything standing still for a day or two before the rapid return of the light.
Just what we need in this crazy world 🌎 ☀️.

Sylvia McKenzie Tue, 21/12/2021 - 08:05 Permalink

Thank you Julien an interesting insight into the life and beliefs of people at that time

Pauline Cutler Tue, 21/12/2021 - 07:57 Permalink

It's all been good - Thanks!

Diana Butler Tue, 21/12/2021 - 07:42 Permalink


Vivien Moir Tue, 21/12/2021 - 07:40 Permalink


Jill Allan Tue, 21/12/2021 - 04:24 Permalink