Pubs and their signs are a fundamental part of our history and cultural heritage. In this colour-ful and entertaining lecture John shows some of the most interesting and distinctive signs before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names. Who could fail to be intrigued by ‘The Bucket of Blood’, the ‘Cow and Snuffers’ or even the ‘Eager Poet’ – and who was ‘Blind Jack’?
John Ericson is formerly a lecturer at the Uni-versity of Bath where he was Director of Stud-ies in the School of Education. In his profes-sional life he has developed a particular inter-est in presentation skills including the role of pictures in learning. John’s lectures are enter-taining, highly informative, well illustrated and presented with warmth and humour.