A Glastonbury Romance
July 8-15, 2018
This trip focuses on the Grail Romances and Mythologies of Southwestern England, from the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge, Avebury stone circle, Uffington ‘Castle’ hill fort (and Wayland’s Smithy and the White Horse); to the Arthurian sites of Glastonbury (Arthur’s Grave, the Chalice. Well, the ruined Abbey, and the Tor). There will be presentations by Dr Evans Lansing Smith, Dr Janis Maxwell and Dr Michael H. Best, musical soirées with Dr Kayleen Asbo, dream circles with Cheryle Van Scoy, and ceremonies at Stonehenge and on Glastonbury Tor with Rev’d Dr Sylvia Best.
In addition, there will be guided tours of Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace and gardens, Glastonbury Abbey ruins, a talk by Kathy Jones, founder of the Goddess Temple and priestess training in Glastonbury, and an excursion to Oxford to see the J.R.R. Tolkien Exhibition at the Bodleian Library and visit Merton College. There will be a medieval banquet in the 14th century Vicars’ Hall of Wells Cathedral, and a dinner celebrating the ‘Best of British’ cuisine in Glastonbury prepared by a top London-trained Chef. Headquarters for the trip will be at the University in Bath, a town famous for its Roman bath ruins, its hot spring Spa and the Jane Austen museum.
The cost of the study tour is £1700 sterling, excluding travel to and from the UK. To book a place on the study tour please click on the link below. The number of places is limited, so please book early (first-come, first-served). Most dietary requirements can be catered for.
Evans Lansing Smith & Michael H.
Best Course organisers, Wessex historical study group
Link for registration: a-glastonbury-romance2018/registration/incorporatevenues