September 2020

The Painted Monasteries of Bulgaria

The Lecturer on this occasion is John Osborne.

John graduated in classics at Cambridge University and taught classics at Marlborough for over thirty years, where he was Senior Master.

He worked for several years for the British Council in Iran and Turkey which gave him a long standing interest in Islamic culture. He has lectured regularly for NADFAS , now the Arts Society, at home and abroad since 2005, has lectured on Ancient Rome and on Islam at the University of Bath, he runs an annual course on mediaeval Parish Churches at Marlborough College Summer School, and he works as a guide at Salisbury Cathedral.

He leads and lectures on specialist tours to various countris in SE Europe, the Mediterranean and The Middle East. He has taken groups to Turkey, Greece, Italy, Georgia, Romania, Croatia and has a special interest in Bulgaria.

September 10th at 1045 a.m.