Ancient civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
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  1. A journey in the history and culture of Sicily

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-day course will offer an insight view of the multifaceted history and multilayered culture of Sicily, the ancient island off the shore of Italy mainland.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. The Etruscans

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the mysterious people who lived in Central Italy and ended up being enveloped by the Romans.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  3. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of Classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity….
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  4. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover stunning objects from ancient Greece and the evidence they provide for the lives of ancient people. Spend the afternoon having a close look at the British Museum's collection.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  5. An introduction to the Hindu Temple

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover more about the development, history and sacred geometry of the Hindu temple in this weekend course which includes a guided visit to the Shri Vallabhi nidhi Temple in Wembley.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  6. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 4 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of Classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity….
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  7. Four great kings of the ancient world

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the lives of four great kings as a gateway to a broader examination of the Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite and Neo-Assyrian empires. Learn more about these civilisations and cultures, and enjoy a guided tour of British Museum galleries.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  8. The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover one of the great New World civilisations and their achievements - the Aztecs of Mexico.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. The Inca

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilisation from South America.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. What changes? Parmenides and Heraclitus on Being and Becoming

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For Parmenides, being is eternal, static and unitary - change is not fundamentally real. For Heraclitus, everything changes, nothing remains the same, being is a dynamic becoming. Are these founders of Western philosophy really opposed?
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  11. Pompeii and the Roman world

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an insight into the most interesting places in Pompeii and about life in the Roman world. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Introduction to classical studies

    Introduction to classical studies

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out what it means to study the classical world? This one-day course introduces the study of antiquity to the non-specialist. Discover the first histories, the heroic epics, and philosophical thought from Greece and Rome.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Logos: an exploration of Greek thinking on thought

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logos (thought, reason, word, account) is a central idea in Greek philosophy. Taking Anaxagoras as a starting point, the significance of this idea from the pre-Socratics to the Hellenistic schools will be explored.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  15. The Roman wall of London

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Find out more about the wall that enclosed Roman London. Visit to the Museum of London included. Meeting point: by the ticket barriers at the exit of Tower Hill Station.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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