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Samuel Pepys and his Library

Samuel Pepys (1633 –1703) is best remembered for his diary, a gossipy account of the personalities and intrigues of London …

A Rothschild Pleasure Palace: Waddesdon Manor

Just outside Oxford on a hill overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury is one of the most remarkable Country Houses in …

Paris is still Paris

A little while ago, President Donald Trump told an audience that a friend, a long-time Francophile, had informed him that …

Buddhism along the Silk Road

The ‘Silk Road’, coined by 19th century German explorer Ferdinand von Richthofen (uncle of famed WWI fighter Ace ‘The Red Baron’) is something …

Talking Design with Stephen Crafti

ASA Tour Leader Stephen Crafti produces and hosts ‘Talking Design’, a popular fortnightly podcast from RMIT, featuring interviews with experts …

Dr Christopher Gribbin on Emperor Diocletian

Dr Christopher Gribbin, ASA Tour Leader & Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne joins the ‘When in Rome’ Podcast …

Northern Gems of the Baltic

Three magnificent northern gems were suddenly unveiled to an unsuspecting western world in 1991 after a half-century’s occlusion behind the …

Snapshot of Trieste

Unfamiliar territory even to many Italians, this multilingual border town and seaport proves both distinctive and distinguished. Trieste is, as …