Classics day

Course Dates: 16/02/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: OS - Off Site

Build, the British Museum and UCL bring you another stimulating day of talks and discussions on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. This year's focus will be on the wide-ranging subject of festivals and celebrations – personal, public and religious – across the ancient world of Greece and Rome. Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required.

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  • Image credit: Dennis Jarvis via Wikimedia

Classics day

  • Image credit: Dennis Jarvis via Wikimedia

What is the course about?

This year's theme is celebrations and festivals in the ancient world.
The event will be held at the BP Theatre at the British Museum. Registration will start at 10.00 am and the first talk will begin at 10.30.

For a full programme and list of speakers, visit

What will we cover?

We will see how celebrations and festivals offer the context for many of the objects in the Museum. Why and how were some festivals of ancient Greece absorbed into Roman culture? What do these festivals and celebrations tell us about the relevant societies? The lectures will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers from the Build, University College London and the British Museum.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Provide some details about how the classical world celebrated its holidays and festivities.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Anyone with a love of the Classics is welcome to join this day. No previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A series of lectures, with Q&A.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Coffee and tea provided during the morning break. If the lecturers make their presentations available, you will be able to download them on the Classics Day page of our website after the event.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Advice on further reading will be available on request.You will find a full list of Classical Languages and Civilisations courses on

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: RC061

Sat, day, 16 Feb - 16 Feb '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £19.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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or call 020 7492 2644

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