Brochs: the amazing drystone towers of Iron-Age Scotland, Online Lecture

Brochs: the amazing drystone towers of Iron-Age Scotland, Online Lecture

12/06/2020 - 12/06/2020
General interest

£5.00 SPAB Members, £6 Non-Members. Replay available to view until 19th June 2020.

Event details

14.00-15.00 Friday 12th June 2020

Online lecture held over Crowdcast online webinar platform. Replay available until 19th June 2020.

The Iron-Age societies in Scotland managed to build towers in drystone masonry at an incredible scale and complexity. The brochs are scattered primarily across the NW Atlantic edge of Scotland, providing a variety of sheltered spaces within their volume that are worthy to be looked at in detail, together with some of the features that made them stand. Restored cases like the inspiring remains of Dun Telve show such achievements, but others like Gurness indicate the perils of misinterpreting the complex successive phases that often occurred in these monuments.

About the speaker:

Dimitris Theodossopoulos is a civil engineer who teaches conservation and architectural technology at the Edinburgh School of Architecture ESALA, inspired and intrigued by a variety of themes in historic construction like brochs towers of the Scottish Iron Age, stone vaulting in Gothic times or the fabric of neoclassical cities like Edinburgh.

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online course and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.

If you'd like to test your internet speed meets requirements to stream live before booking, please use this page on the CrowdCast website.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.