About Your Expert
Born in Liverpool in the North of England, Ian was raised around the historic docks of the city where a love of Maritime history was born. He went on to study Archaeological sciences with the aim of specialising in Marine archaeology. His four years of the study saw him divert from his original aim and concentrate Urbanisation in the Ancient world. Working as an archaeologist for a number of years across Italy, the UK and South Asia, Ian has spent 13 years working in total working as a tour guide in Rome before the lure of the sea and sunshine brought him to Lisbon where he continues to research the urban landscape and the city's vital relationship with the sea.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
Excellent. I was in Coimbra in 2017 and found it to be a beautiful city. I was not able to go into the university at the time I visited the city so being able to have a virtual tour of the inside of the University was awesome. Presenter was did a great job.
The conversation on Coimbra with Ian was very informative, fluid and full of interesting photos and facts. The time flew! As a result of Ian's talk, I feel better equipped to take a fuller advantage of any visit that I make to the city of Coimbra or the nearby area.
We appreciated Ian's style of presentation, as well as the depth of his knowledge. We also liked the inclusion of video and sound in the presentation, and the variety of slides. He was a good teacher.
Ian was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I will be sure to use the tips and places he identified when I visit.
Ian does a great job describing a place he describes as the "most under-rated city in Portugal." Excellent slides & videos; interesting stories & history; very helpful advice about visiting the city.