POPULAR television and radio presenter Julian Richards is to present the inaugural autumn lecture for Bradford on Avon Museum in October.

The archaeologist, who has a special interest in Stonehenge, is launching a regular autumn lecture series on Friday, October 13 at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon. Each lecture will be led by a speaker who is prominent in their field.

Julian is a popular television and radio presenter, writer and archaeologist with a special interest in Stonehenge.

He is best known for his BBC series, ‘Meet the Ancestors’, together with ‘Blood of the Vikings’ and his Radio 4 series, ‘Mapping the Town’.

He has won a British Archaeological Award for his ‘Meet the Ancestors’ programme ‘Chariot Queen’ and is a regular contributor to the BBC History website and magazine.

Julian has published several books about Stonehenge including ‘Stonehenge: the story so far’ (2007), 'Stonehenge; a history in photographs' (2004) and 'The amazing pop-up Stonehenge' (2005).

Julian will be discussing the latest Stonehenge research at the lecture and his new book is due for publication soon.

He hopes to have copies of his new book available at the lecture, ‘Stonehenge: old rocks, new theories’, which starts at 7.30pm, with the bar opening at 7pm.

Tickets cost £5 for Bradford on Avon Museum members, £8 for non-members, available from Ex Libris, BoA Museum and Sophie Hawke on 07952 448523 or email sehawke@btinternet.com

For more details about Bradford on Avon Museum please see their website: http://www.bradfordonavonmuseum.co.uk/