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Sentinels of the Sea- The Amazing History of Lighthouses

Talks - Arts and Culture; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

A general introduction to “pharology” - the study of lighthouses and other navigational aids. The talk will discuss the prototype - the Pharos of Alexandria, and the evolving history of lighthouse construction, methods of illumination, operation, and maintenance, the lives of the keepers, including some of the extraordinary heroic stories associated with them.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Mark Lewis

Meet The Speaker, Mark

Mark is a freelance artist, designer-silversmith and semi-retired university lecturer. Until the summer of 2009, he was a Principal Lecturer in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Met University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners. Mark has a particular interest in unusual local customs and rituals and in 2013 he published a book on the folklore and popular customs of the church.

Preparing for the Event

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