We have been pretty lucky over the last six months or so to have the Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition running in London at the Royal Academy. It was a brilliant exhibition and I regret not starting my blog earlier to mention it more often.
During that time we also had numerous parallel events running – lectures, musical performances and seminars. It was a real Byzantine feast! One of the highlights was the 18th Annual Runciman Lecture given by Professor Judith Herrin, late of Kings College London, and author of many successful books on Byzantium including the wonderful “Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire”.
The event was standing room only and the audience included Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Listen to the lecture which includes, in typical rambling style, a question by Boris at the end. A transcript can be found here.