Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Delve into stories of classics and the ancient world, learn the languages and explore their cultures. Courses are available on weekdays, evenings and weekends.

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 13 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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. For details, visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  2. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  3. Aesop's fables and their relevance today

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of Aesop's fables and how they continue to speak to us today.

    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  4. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Roman women

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lives and importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Disease, Death and Mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Living and dying with disease; being buried and mummified in Ancient Egypt. What are the latest discoveries and theories? Who is carrying out this work, and what are the ethical considerations? Human remains will be explored in a museum setting.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Gods and heroes: the influence of the Classical World on art in the 17th and 18th centuries

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How the classical world and the myths of Greece and Rome influenced and shaped art in the 17th and 18th century. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    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: £30.00

  9. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. The Maya

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about one of the most magnificent, but misunderstood civilisations of the ancient world - the ancient Maya from the rainforests of Central America. We'll examine their history and culture.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 16 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: 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.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £19.00

  12. The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
    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: £30.00

  13. Women's lives in the ancient world - Sappho

    Women's lives in the ancient world

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how women are portrayed on the male-dominated stage of Ancient Greece and Rome and what issues affected their lives. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comparison of the excavations conducted by Flinders Petrie and John Pendlebury at Akhenaten’s capital at Amarna. Spend time up close with their Amarna treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum at University College London.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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