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

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

Pre-recorded lecture about Brochs

Date: 
10/08/2020 - 30/09/2020
Audience: 
Intermediate
Price: 

£5 pp

Event details

PRE-RECORDED Online Lecture - 

£5 pp
Running time: 1 hour
Available to watch until: 30/09/2020

Session description: 

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.

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