Andy Burnham on The Old Stones

Date: October 4, 2018

Time: 18:30-19:30

Location: Watkins Bookshop

The Old Stones is a new book written by megalith enthusiasts for megalith enthusiasts. The book is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland. The ultimate insiders’ guide, it gives unparalleled insight into where to find prehistoric sites and how to understand them, by drawing on the knowledge, expertise and passion of the archaeologists, theorists, photographers and stones aficionados who contribute to the world’s biggest megalithic website – the Megalithic Portal.

In this talk, Andy Burnham will explore acoustic, colour and shadow theory to get inside the minds of the Neolithic and Bronze Age people who created these extraordinary places. He will navigate you through the sites that have the most spectacular views, which are the best for getting away from it all and which have been immortalized in music.