Ancient civilisations

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Ancient civilisations

Ancient civilisations

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  1. The good, the bad and the forgotten: biblical women in the visual arts

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    The course is an interdisciplinary investigation of how biblical women, ‘good’, ‘bad’ and forgotten have been interpreted in the visual arts. Includes a visit to the National Gallery.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Introduction to classical civilisation: ancient Greece

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the civilisation of classical Greece, from its origins to the 5th century BC. Explore epic wars, political intrigue, philosophical speculation, poetry and art. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  3. Ancient Egypt: 'the storm clouds gather' - the later reign of Amenhotep III

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continuation of the course from last term, but can also be enjoyed as a "stand-alone". This period witnesses some of the finest artistic achievements in the history of the Nile Valley. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Civilisations of the El Dorado: buildings and arts from tropical South America

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shrouded in mystery and legend, Amazonian and Central American cultures reveal surprising links to societies of the Andes that defy and challenge common perceptions about the rise of civilisation in the Americas.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Art and society in the Great Age of Athens (478-403 BCE)

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore life and art in 5th century Athens, the time of Pericles, Alcibiades and Socrates. Includes a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Introduction to Latin epic

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will give you an introduction to two of the most influential poems of the ancient world, Virgil’s Aeneid and Lucretius’ On the Nature of the Universe.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an introduction

    Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 4 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Discover what messages the ancient Greeks and Romans were trying to convey about themselves through their art, sculpture and architecture. No prior knowledge of their world is necessary – just an enquiring mind.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Tutankhamun’s underwear

    Course Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Recent examinations of Tutankhamun’s underwear have revealed that the boy king was decidedly ‘pear-shaped’. What can his clothing tell us about the minutiae of daily life in Ancient Egypt? Afternoon visit to the Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Introduction to the Old English language

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What was the English language like before the Norman Conquest? How easy is it to translate their diverse literature? Can we write our own Old English? Come along and see.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 1 Nov 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. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  11. Seven wonders of the ancient world

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and

    archaeology we'll explore possible answers. Each day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Homer's papyri

    Course Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  13. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 5 Dec 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. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  14. 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

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