It’s long been thought that Stonehenge served as an ancient calendar, given its alignment with the solstices.
Research by BU’s Professor Tim Darvill has identified how it may have worked as a solar calendar, with the stones acting as a physical representation of the year to help keep track of the days, weeks and months.
Professor Darvill will share his insights, and more about his research, in our next online public lecture.
The Secrets of Stonehenge event takes place on Thursday 18 May from 7pm – 8.30pm. Following Professor Darvill’s talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and take part in a live discussion.
It is the final event in BU’s 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across different areas.