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 5 Dec 2018 (and 3 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

  2. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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/classics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  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 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

  9. Ancient Rome and its encounters with Celtic Britain

    Course Date: Sat 8 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion of 55 BC. The Romans were clearly obsessed with Celtic Britain. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: further themes

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ancient Greeks and Romans reflected their worldviews in their art, sculpture and architecture and in their literature; looking at one in the light of the other can be fascinating, enjoyable and illuminating.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Cities of Gold: Native American Cities Before Columbus

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Latin epic: the later period

    Course Date: Tue 5 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a Literature course which focuses on the development of the genre of epic in the Latin world, especially after Augustus.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  14. Collecting and displaying Greek and Roman objects in museums

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover collections of classical art and archaeology, in museums in London and across the UK, and explore the different ways they have been collected and presented to the public. No prior knowledge needed. Visits to British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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