July 2013 in Review

This is an index and summary of the things I’ve talked about over the last month. Links for multi-post subjects go to the first post (even if it’s before this month), you can follow the internal navigation links from there.



“Nightfall One” Isaac Asimov. Anthology of five stories by Isaac Asimov, including his classic “Nightfall”. Part of Read All the Fiction, boxed up.

Total: 1


“Plantagenet England 1225-1360” Michael Prestwich. Part of the New Oxford History of England.

Total: 1


Im Licht von Amarna. Exhibition about Amarna era Egypt at the Neues Museum, Berlin timed to coincide with 100 years since the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti.

Neues Museum, Berlin.

Total: 2


Cool & Minty-Green.


Parent & Child.

Staring Into Eternity.

Total: 4


The Amazons. In Our Time episode about the Amazons of Greek myth.

Icelandic Sagas. In Our Time episode about Icelandic Sagas.

Relativity. In Our Time episode about Einstein’s theories of relativity.

Total: 3


Filed Under A – stats & a retrospective on the books I’ve read so far as part of Read All the Fiction.

Other Things I Read While Reading the As – stats & a retrospective on the fiction I read during the same time period as the books filed under A on my bookshelf.

Total: 2


“Marriage in Ancient Egypt” Lucia Gahlin. Talk at the EEG meeting in July, about marriage in Ancient Egypt.

Total: 1



Henry VII: The Winter King. Programme presented by Thomas Penn about the reign of Henry VII.

Horizon: Little Cat Diaries. Short follow-up programme to The Secret Life of the Cat.

Horizon: What Makes Us Human?. Programme about the differences between humans & chimps, presented by Alice Roberts.

The Iraq War. Series looking at the events leading up to the Iraq War and the aftermath of the war, with interviews with many key figures.

Michael Wood on Beowulf. Programme about the epic poem Beowulf, presented by Michael Wood.

The Most Dangerous Man in Tudor England. Biography of William Tynedale (who translated the Bible into English & was executed for doing it) presented by Melyvn Bragg.

A Night at the Rijksmuseum. Programme presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon about the re-opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures: Meet Your Brain. A series of three children’s lectures from Christmas 2011 about the brain.

Secrets of Stonehenge: A Time Team Special. Time Team filmed a (non-Time Team) excavation at Stonehenge & talk about new theories about why & how it was built.

Secrets of the Arabian Nights. Richard E. Grant talks about the history & stories of the Arabian Nights tales.

She Wolves: England’s Early Queens. Series about Queens of England in medieval & Tudor times, presented by Helen Castor.

Time Team: The Hollow Way. The Time Team crew excavate a deserted medieval village at Ulnaby, County Durham.

TOWN with Nicholas Crane. Nicholas Crane visiting British towns.

Treasures of Ancient Rome. Series about the art & history of Ancient Rome, presented by Alastair Sooke.

Treasures of the Louvre. One-off documentary about the history of the Louvre and of France, and a tour of the highlights of the museum’s collection, presented by Andrew Hussey.

Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble. Series where Kate Humble visits sheep farmers around the world to see what’s the same & what’s different.

Total: 16