Social Philosophy

Ness of Brodgar – the heart of neolithic Orkney

Nick Card
28th March 2019, 7:00pm

Off the northernmost tip of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands; it is said that if you scratch its surface Orkney bleeds archaeology. This is nowhere truer than in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site that is renowned for some of the most iconic prehistoric monuments of Atlantic Europe.

About the Speaker

Nick has lectured widely in the UK and abroad at all levels on the Ness excavations, the WHS and Orcadian archaeology in general.  Since 2010 he has also undertaken four mini-lecture tours of the USA speaking by invitation to a number of institutions including the Smithsonian, the Harvard Clubs of DC and NY, the AIA in Salem, Oregon, the George Bush Memorial Library in Texas, the Explorers Club in DC and as recipient of the AIA’s travelling lectureship in 2017 (8 week tour of the USA speaking at 20 venues), the Sorbonne, the British Museum and the Australian Museum.




Haddock with cheddar mash potato, green beans and spinach with a mornay sauce

Stuffed girasol with green vegetable marinara


White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Fresh fruit salad





UPDATE 25/03/19: As final supper numbers have now been confirmed with the venue, 'lecture and supper' tickets are no longer available.

UPDATE 28/03/2019: Tickets are not available online anymore but there is a limited number of seats still available for this event so you are most welcome to attend the lecture. On arrival, please head to the Manchester Lit & Phil registration desk.