Ullswater Breakfast Talk
Neolithic Cumbria: the inspiration for Stonehenge?
Saturday 5th October 8am
The Royal Hotel, Dockray
David Bennett-Jones will be sharing information about Neolithic Cumbria and discussing whether this is where the inspiration for Stonehenge came from. Was Cumbria ahead of its time?
David moved to Cumbria in 1989 to set up the renal service for North Cumbria. He was lucky enough to run clinics at both Carlisle and Whitehaven, and so had the pleasure of driving across Cumbria, using various routes, for some 15 years. He then moved to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and undertook a Diploma in British Archaeology at Oxford University. He retired from clinical practice a couple of years ago and is now doing a MSc in Palaeopathology (Disease in old bones) at Durham University. He feels that if he had gone with his heart, rather then his head, at the age of 18, he would have become an archaeologist, rather than a doctor!
Breakfast in the form of sauasgae/bacon/vegetarian sandwich, teas and coffees will be provided. Donations to a charity of David's choice can be made on the day.