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EXPERTISE
Archaeology
History - Classical
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
MICHAEL STONE, BA (Hons), CertEd, MITG

In 1980 Michael began his career in archaeology as a graduate of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, specialising in the Archaeology of Classical Civilisations and Architecture. After graduation he worked in London as an Assistant Curator in Archaeology directing excavations in east London. He followed this by work for Cultural Heritage Resources, lecturing to groups from North America and the UK. During this period he obtained a London Tourist Board Blue Badge Guide qualification. Michael's next move was into adult education working in London for the Worker's Educational Association, followed by a move to the West Country working as a lecturer in Tourism, Archaeology & Heritage for the Universities of Bournemouth, Bristol and Bath, along with Further Education colleges in Wiltshire.

In 2000 Michael was appointed as Curator to develop the new Chippenham Museum, which was officially opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh. After retirement in 2010 he lectured and tour managed for special events departments of several International hotel chains and specialist UK heritage providers.

Michael began to develop specialist archaeological guiding for the Association of Roman Archaeology in the UK, Europe and North Africa with tours to Egypt, Libya, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sicily and Germany. He started his cruise lecturing with Discovery Egypt, followed by enrichment lecturing for Cruise Maritime Voyages to Norway and the Eastern Mediterranean.

He has written and published books on local history and has made numerous radio broadcasts both nationally as well as specialist TV covering archaeology and heritage.
PRESENTATIONS
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RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Jupiter JU190825 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Sunday, August 25, 2019
Viking Jupiter JU190811 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Sunday, August 11, 2019
Viking Star ST190404 Empires of the Mediterranean 9 Piraeus (Athens) Thursday, April 4, 2019
Viking Star ST190326 Empires of the Mediterranean 9 Venice Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Viking Star ST190314 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Barcelona Thursday, March 14, 2019
Viking Star ST190131 Cultural Cuba 7 Miami, Florida Thursday, January 31, 2019
Viking Star ST190124 Cultural Cuba 7 Miami, Florida Thursday, January 24, 2019
Viking Star ST190117 Cultural Cuba 7 Miami, Florida Thursday, January 17, 2019
Viking Star ST190110 Cultural Cuba 7 Miami, Florida Thursday, January 10, 2019
Viking Star ST190103 Cultural Cuba 7 Miami, Florida Thursday, January 3, 2019
Viking Sky SK181216 Southern Mediterranean Discovery 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, December 16, 2018
Viking Sky SK181209 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Sunday, December 9, 2018
Viking Sky SK181202 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, December 2, 2018
Viking Sky SK181125 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Barcelona Sunday, November 25, 2018
Viking Sky SK181118 Iconic Western Mediterranean 7 Civitavecchia (for Rome) Sunday, November 18, 2018
Viking Sky SK181104 Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land 14 Piraeus (Athens) Sunday, November 4, 2018
Viking Sky SK181028 Venice, the Adriatic & Greece 7 Venice Sunday, October 28, 2018
Viking Sky SK180901 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Saturday, September 1, 2018
Viking Sky SK180818 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, August 18, 2018
Viking Sky SK180804 British Isles Explorer 14 Greenwich, London Saturday, August 4, 2018
Viking Sea SE180225 West Indies Explorer 10 San Juan Sunday, February 25, 2018
Viking Sea SE180215 West Indies Explorer 10 San Juan Thursday, February 15, 2018
Viking Sky SK171224 Panama & Central America 14 Miami, Florida Sunday, December 24, 2017
Viking Sky SK171217 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean 7 Miami, Florida Sunday, December 17, 2017
Viking Sun SU171215 The Viking World Cruise 2017 - 2018 140 Miami, Florida Friday, December 15, 2017
Viking Star ST170410 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Venice Monday, April 10, 2017