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Thurso 8 October: Rethinking the Picts - the voice of ancient science
13 October 2010
45 people came to hear the second of Howie Firth’s talks at Caithness Horizons, this time on ‘Rethinking the Picts: the voice of ancient science’. He described how the 8th-century English scholar Bede, known as the father of English history, was also an able scientist who wrote about the origins of volcanoes, the shape of the earth, and the phases of the moon, and followed up Bede’s account of the Picts and their origins.