February 2016 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.



“King’s Dragon” Kate Elliott. Epic fantasy set in an analogue of medieval Europe, part of the Crown of Stars series. New.

Total: 1


“The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilisation Revealed” Stephen Bourke. Part of the Thames & Hudson Ancient Civilisations series.

Total: 1


Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy – exhibition at the British Library to mark the 800th anniversary of the original issuing of Magna Carta by King John.

Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden – exhibition in The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Representations of gardens through history.

Total: 2



Aesop. In Our Time episode about both Aesop’s fables and whether or not the man himself existed.

The Augustan Age. In Our Time episode about the reign of Augustus as Emperor of Rome.

Extremophiles. In Our Time episode about extremophiles and what they till us about the search for extraterrestrial life.

Frederick the Great – In Our Time episode about his life.

Total: 4


“At the Gate of the Ancestors: Saint Cults and the Politics of the Past at Abydos” Janet Richards – the 2015 Sackler Lecture, given at the British Museum.

“The Sacred Site of ‘Quesna’: Multi-disciplinary Investigations and Analyses in the Cemetery and Falcon Necropolis” Joanne Rowland – talk at the February meeting of the Essex Egyptology Group.

Total: 2