The Mediterranean Sea occupies a unique geographical and cultural place in world history. Centrally located between three continents it has nurtured the growth of great civilisations, encouraged the interchange of goods and ideas and spawned mighty conflicts on water and land. Covering almost three millennia of human history, our journeys will take us to islands large and small, to coastal regions and settlements in Europe, Asia and Africa, and to significant inland sites.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools.
Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.