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William G Stewart to tour USA lecturing about Elgin Marbles

William G Stewart, a member of the Parthenon 2004 campaign is to tour the USA giving a series of lectures about the Parthenon Sculptures & why they should be returned to Greece.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 February, 2003, 16:44 GMT
Quiz host to lecture on Elgin Marbles

Fifteen-to-One presenter William G Stewart is to embark on a seven US city lecture tour on the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.

The quiz show host is a vociferous campaigner for the UK to return the artefacts to their country of origin and is an expert on their history.

He said: “I am not in favour of every work of art from antiquity being returned to its country of origin – but I think that the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles are a special case.

“And I regard Lord Elgin as a much more romantic and interesting character than the crude plunderer he’s often portrayed as.”