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Spain: South to North the Roman Way

Talks - History; Talks - Travel; Talks - Arts and Culture

Event Description

'What have the Romans ever done for us?' scoffs John Cleese in the Monty Python sketch. Plenty, discover Paul and son Joseph, who cycle from Cadiz to Santiago along the Roman Via Augusta and Via de la Plata. They marvel at the Roman remains in Seville, Merida and Caceres, ask themselves why Bobby Charlton's name is next to Spain's greatest bullfighter and classical guitarist in a Jerez sherry cellar and why General Franco has disappeared from Plaza Mayor in Salamanca. Join them as they uncover fascinating bits of history along this little-known route through Spain.

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

Meet The Speaker, Paul

Paul taught history in UK, Canada, Tanzania and Hong Kong before becoming a TV and radio journalist and broadcaster. He began as a TV newsreader in Hong Kong in the 70’s (see Paul Gillingham, HK TV via Google) and later produced travel features from around the world for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Classic FM. He has written many articles on travel and a book, ‘At the Peak: A History of Hong Kong Between the Wars’.

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