Royston Pike November talk

Royston Pike November talk

The Tragedy of Pompeii: Living with Volcanoes – David Edwards

Guest lecturer David Edwards will be back on the Elmbridge Royston Pike lecture series this month with a fascinating talk about the ‘Tragedy of Pompeii’ on Thursday 17 November at 7.30pm at the Riverhouse Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF.

Using his expertise as a guide to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius, David Edwards looks at the fascinating stories gleaned from the clues that litter this tempestuous landscape in one of the most densely populated and threatened areas of Europe. Pompeii and Herculaneum also have fascinating historical stories to tell. David weaves in his knowledge of other volcanic areas to provide surprising insights.

Returning to the Royston Pike series for a second time, David Edwards is a geologist who works in the Bay of Naples area and Iceland. He was working on Montserrat as it erupted, producing the same type of volcanism that destroyed Pompeii. He has worked for the Royal Geographical Society, has been on earth science expeditions to the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica and is a university tutor.

Councillor Janet Turner, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, said, “It gives us great pleasure to welcome David Edwards back to the Royston Pike Series. David’s talks are always extremely popular. He has the unique ability to enthuse audiences of all ages, which makes his presentations equally enjoyable and informative. Make sure you don’t miss out on a highly entertaining evening”.

Tickets are £3 per person and are available at the door.

For further details on the forthcoming Royston Pike Lectures, please see the programme, email arts@elmbridge.gov.uk or call 01372 474568.

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