Ancient civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
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  1. Introduction to classical civilization – The Twelve Caesars

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary lives of the first rulers of Imperial Rome. Ancient historians have given us vivid accounts of the sometimes amusing, often scandalous, but always fascinating events in their lives. Can we distinguish between 'fact’ and vicious propaganda? A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  2. Ancient Egypt – ‘The Dazzling Sun Disk’ - the earlier reign of Amenhotep III

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Egypt is at the very apex of its international power and prestige. Amenhotep III is the greatest of its monarchs. His reign is documented by some of the most exciting and enigmatic archaeological discoveries made in the Nile Valley. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  4. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £70.00

  5. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (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/classics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £95.00

  7. Classics in museums: collecting and displaying Greek and Roman objects

    Course Date: Thu 8 Feb 2018
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. Classics day

    Classics day

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Build, the British Museum and UCL bring you another exciting day of talks, discussions and gallery visits on themes relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. This year's topic will be "Faith, belief and religion in the Classical world". 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: £15.00

  9. Orpheus – Life after Death

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlike other Greek Heroes Orpheus was basically peaceful. He braved the Underworld and was one of the Argonauts. Ever since he has been a major influence for artists and composers.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 10 Mar 2018
    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: £25.00

  11. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 14 Mar 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/classics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  12. Letters from antiquity

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through letters and documents we meet some fascinating characters: clerks, a cavalry officer, some bankers, an engineer, the woman who emptied a chamber pot over Herakleides as he passed her window, a recluse, and others.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course looks at major ancient civilisations around the world. Offering a fresh perspective on the emergence of states, chiefdoms and empires, the ten lessons will examine relationships and influences between settled and nomadic peoples.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  14. Cities of Gold: Native American Cities Before Columbus

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    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: £55.00

  15. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an advanced analysis

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An accessible look at some of the approaches modern scholarship has taken to ancient Greek and Roman art, sculpture and architecture.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £123.00
    Concession: £85.00

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