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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Dr Stephen Kershaw Wednesday 24 January 2018

Two tombs, a couple of statues, one temple, a garden and a lighthouse have become celebrated as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. But how much do we know about them? Why and how were they chosen? And given that the six were destroyed long ago, can we recreate their size, beauty and majesty and the shock and awe that they generated? Combining literary and artistic evidence for the monuments with examination of the sites where they once stood, this talk will try to make the vestigial traces of their grandeur come to life once again.

Dr Stephen Kershaw (B.A. Hons; Ph D) has had a special interest in the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans ever since being introduced to Homer's Iliad by an inspirational teacher at primary school. He studied Classics at Bristol University and having taught Classics in a number of establishments, he now operates principally for Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. He authored and teaches Oxford's on-line Greek Mythology course, is a guest speaker for Swan Hellenic Cruises and Royal Hebridean Cruises and , as a Professor of History of Art, he currently runs the European Studies Classical Tour for Rhodes College and the University of the South.