We are proud to have a team of guest lecturers who are all experts in their respective field. They are from a diverse range of backgrounds – museum curators, archaeologists, cultural historians and authors. As well as their evident academic credentials, they are all lively and entertaining speakers with a passion and infectious enthusiasm for their subject. All our lecturers endeavour to take a relaxed approach to the tour content, mixing lecturers and on-site talks with more informal conversations over drinks and dinner.
Aidan has been leading tours for over 20 years and is a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol.
Carlos has been leading tours for over 15 years exploring the rich local cultures, Maya history, and natural beauty of Central America.
Carolyn lectures in Greek history and mythology, she also led one of the first British tours to Saudi Arabia.
David has been a Maya archaeologist for over 30 years, undertaking pioneering fieldwork.
Denise is a lecturer, author, journalist and photographer, and worked in Cambodia for three years.
Dorothy is a garment designer/maker with a passion for textiles from foreign cultures, she developed a love of South East Asia whilst working with Oxfam.
Emma is a specialist in woven and printed textiles and Turkish with Islamic art and archaeology.
George specialises in ancient Egypt, the Bronze Age and Classical civilisations, he worked with the British Museum for over 30 years.
Gina has travelled extensively for over 35 years throughout China, pioneering new programmes.
Hilary is a cultural historian specialising in the art, archaeology and craft traditions of India and Iran.
Iain has worked extensively on development and conflict archaeology and has excavated in many areas in the Middle East.
James spent 30 years working as a research analyst on China, Japan and the two Koreas and is now a broadcaster, teacher and writer mainly on North Korea.
Jennifer specialises in Middle Eastern cultures and has worked closely with the National Museums of Scotland.
Jo Anne is Director of the Easter Island Statue Project, and is currently working on a moai conservation project.
Jonathan has a particular interest in Palestinian archaeology and is keeper of the Middle East Department in the Bristish Museum.
Journalist, author, conservationist and lecturer – Louise has been leading tours to India for almost 30 years.
Maxine is a full-time, independent artist and an elected Academician at the Royal West of England Academy.
Murat is a scholar of Ottoman history and an authority on Turkic art and architecture.
Nick is a writer and author specialising in South-east Asia, where he has spent much of the last decade working.
Rebecca is a scholar of Ancient History, Classical Archaeology and Egyptology and has worked at the British Museum.
Roger has 15 years experience in archaeology travels and is a tourism consultant for community based tourism.
Rory is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and an expert on Burma.
Rowena is editor and author of various works on Byzantine studies and worked with the British Museam for over 20 years.
Sarah is author of the Bradt guide to Colombia having lived and travelled extensively throughout Latin America.
Tony has led tours and lectured in many middle eastern countries, now resident in Oman he holds in-depth insight into the country.
Warwick is professor, lecturer and author in Latin American archaeology.
William is a writer and broadcaster on the Islamic world and Orthodox Churches, having travelled extensively he speaks multiple languages.
Zara is a well travelled, art historian specialising in Tibetan and Himalayan art.