Expert-level talks on interesting, sometimes fascinating, topics
Ian shared his extensive knowledge about the Great Lisbon Earthquake with us, thus enabling us to better understand all the aspects involved and its many consequences. His explanations flowed naturally, permeated with witty remarks. He made interesting connections among the subjects, and the way he explained everything made it easy to understand. The engagement was such that in the end we were all chatting not only about the Conversation itself but also about other issues that arose from the queries.
This was my 3rd “conversation” and second with Ian. For history buffs, the presentations have been intellectually stimulating and well-organized. Ian is also a terrific storyteller. The experience is great for pre and post trip enrichment.
This was spectacular-and very moving. Ian is a great presenter so I knew he'd do a good job.
Ian is a stand-out teacher, guide, storyteller; knowledgeable, organized -- and a wonderful flair for the truly dramatic events he is recounting. This is the second "conversation" I have enjoyed with him (the last being a kind of history of Liston/Portugal preceding and especially during WWII). He makes the material come alive. Also does a great job with Q&A.