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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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A positive message and very interesting

Pauline Wed, 22/12/2021 - 11:28 Permalink

Very interesting lecture, delivered very well by this speaker. Thank you, I really enjoyed it.

Julie Wed, 22/12/2021 - 08:37 Permalink

Excellent lecturer and content. Great to learn something meaningful that I didn’t know.

Lesley Wed, 22/12/2021 - 07:59 Permalink

Wonderful presentation with lovely photography.

daphne Tue, 21/12/2021 - 17:32 Permalink

Beautiful upliftng presentation; superb aerial footage - so nice to see Stonehenge in its isolated uncluttered glory.

Margaret Tue, 21/12/2021 - 16:30 Permalink

What a beautiful presentation! I will look at the dark Autumn/Winter evenings in a different light from now on .

Dr.Chitra Ray Tue, 21/12/2021 - 16:17 Permalink

Thank you so much for your heartfelt presentation. We are indeed becoming alienated from the natural world. This was a reminder of that egregious loss (though I confess I'm very grateful for my warm house and neaarby supermarket!)

Chrissie Twigg Tue, 21/12/2021 - 15:30 Permalink

Thank you - I always enjoy listening to Julian Richards. Love reading about Sue's family break at the Stones in the 1940's. Drive past quite often but haven't visited for some years now - too commercialised for me.

Christine Callow Tue, 21/12/2021 - 15:18 Permalink

So interesting. Thank you for this and all the other Artvents I have received this month.
Uplifting to look towards the lighter days, after today, amidst so much upheaval in our lives during the pandemic. As I write this, a watery sun is breaking through the clouds. Yay!

Maggie Tue, 21/12/2021 - 12:57 Permalink