Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Join Experts in Astronomy and Politics Aboard Queen Mary 2!
Enrichment and discovery are immensely thrilling features of every Transatlantic Crossing. You will be delighted by the extraordinary talent we are featuring through the award-winning Cunard Insights on board enrichment programme.
Mark Butterworth, Royal Astronomical Society
Voyage date: 20 September 2011
Mark Butterworth studied Astronomy at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is a researcher of astronomical history. He is an expert in presenting current astronomical concepts through their historical background and also specialises in understanding how popular astronomy was presented to the general public in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a frequent lecturer on the Astronomical Society speaker circuit he has given presentations at the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual National Astronomy Meeting and other International Conferences, and is also a regular contributor to Astronomical Journals.
Voyage date: 16 October 2011
Eamonn Gearon is a writer, Arabist, historian and analyst who has been based in the Greater Middle East – from Kabul to Casablanca – for nearly 20 years, writing about some of the world’s most fascinating, little understood and sometimes dangerous places, most recently covering the Egyptian revolution. An accomplished solo, camel-powered, Saharan explorer, these days Eamonn spends most of his time engaged as a freelance regional analyst and consultant. His clients include government officials, security companies and private business on both sides of the Atlantic. With an intimate understanding of the Middle East’s complex mix of cultures and traditions, and being able to speak, read and write Arabic, Eamonn is uniquely placed to guide audiences through the region, whether on the ground or through his fascinating lectures.
Voyage date: 12 December 2011
Jeffrey Weinberg is known for his unique perspective on the domestic aspects of the U.S. presidency from the vantage points of both an academic and a practitioner. For the past 10 years he has taught graduate courses on the presidency and the Executive Branch at universities in Washington, D.C. He was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in the UK in the spring of 2008 where he served as a guest lecturer on the presidency at universities including Aberdeen, Cambridge, Glasgow, and Oxford, and at the London School of Economics. Beginning with the Ford Administration, in 1974, he has served each of the last seven Presidents as a legislative attorney at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President.
Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, sails legendary voyages including Transatlantic Crossings and World Voyages. Sailing the world’s oceans for over 170 years, Cunard was the first to operate a Transatlantic liner service between England and America and is the only company to provide regularly scheduled service today. Cunard was also the first to sail an around the world voyage in 1922. Cunard Line is the most iconic British liner company in the world sailing flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria - Cunard honors its British heritage by maintaining traditions on board, including a traditional English pub, white-gloved afternoon tea service and Royal Nights themed formal balls