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Expert lecturers

Lecturers are a key ingredient of our tours and we select them with great care. Their scholarship is unimpeachable but their ability to communicate their learning is equally important. Their brief is to enlighten and stimulate, not merely to inform.

The term ‘lecturer’ emphasises their primary role, and they are also ‘tour leaders’ because they are in charge of a tour, even when accompanied by a tour manager. Some of what they do constitutes guiding, but they are not guides; as academics, writers and curators, the information they supply is significantly different from that of tour guides.

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Tom Abbott

Specialist in architectural history from the Baroque to the 20th centu...

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Professor James Allan

Expert in Islamic art and architecture and Middle-Eastern archaeology....

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Charles Allen

British writer and historian born in India where several generations o...

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Dr John Allison

Editor of Opera magazine and music critic for The Daily Telegraph. He ...

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Dr Paul Atterbury

Lecturer, writer, curator and broadcaster specialising in the art, arc...

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Helena Attlee

Writer and lecturer with an expert knowledge of Italian gardens. Among...

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Patrick Bade

Historian, writer and broadcaster. He studied at UCL and the Courtauld...

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Dr Paul Bahn

Dr Paul Bahn. Archaeologist and Britain’s foremost specialist in prehi...

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Dr Juliet Barker

An internationally recognised authority on medieval history whose abil...

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Richard Bassett

Journalist and historian. He was a foreign correspondent for The Times...

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Hugh Belsey MBE

Art historian, curator and lecturer. For 23 years he curated Gainsboro...

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Dr Amira Bennison

Reader in the History and Culture of the Maghrib and a Fellow of Magda...

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Gail Bent

Expert on British architectural history and historic interiors and an ...

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Dr David Beresford-Jones

Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridg...

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Raaja Bhasin

Author, historian and journalist. He has published seven books on the ...

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Dr Steven Blake

Historian and lecturer, specialising in the history of Cheltenham, Glo...

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Professor Tim Blanning

Emeritus Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cam...

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Dr Flavio Boggi

Art historian specialising in mediaeval and Renaissance Italian art. H...

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Monica Bohm-Duchen

Lecturer, writer and curator specialising in 20th-century art. She stu...

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Dr Xavier Bray

Art historian specialising in Spanish art and sculpture and Chief Cura...

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Dr Steven Brindle

Read History at Oxford and worked for English Heritage for 27 years. H...

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Professor Dominic Brookshaw

Associate Professor of Persian Literature and Senior Research Fellow a...

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Professor John Bryan

Professor of Music at the University of Huddersfield, and a member of ...

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Professor John Butt OBE

Lecturer, writer and musician, specialising in historical performance....

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