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Absolutely wonderful Conversation --- content, organization, presentation, skilled use of PowerPoint, personable warmth, enthusiasm, etc. I think I have participated in Conversations on every topic done by Sean. They have all been like this, just great.
Context should have other presenters observe Sean to see how to do it really well.
Absolutely fascinating! So knowledgeable and lively!
Sean Moran did a great job showing where Downton Abby was filmed and explaining the history of the family who owns Highclere Castle. If you love Downton Abby you won't want to miss his presentation. He's very personable, knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
This was a nice, behind-the-scenes type look at this castle, its beautiful setting, the grounds and landscape. Aerial views were awesome. A peek at the key, real rooms where scenes of the movie were shot was most informative. Who knew there were 300 rooms in this castle! Mr Moran also showed us where other shots were done in local locations with their actual names. Loved that! The contrasting aspects of Highclere's actual history with some scenes that were depicted in the movie was wonderful (e.g., the castle was, indeed, used as a recovery hospital for soldiers in WWI by one earl's wife). We learned quite a bit about the real Earls of Carnarvon and their lineage from late 1700s (like the fact that the 5th Earl's link to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in Egypt via research funding). Fascinating history of this plus the servants' roles -- past and present. A great revisit to Downton Abbey!