Ancient Civilisations Courses in London

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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  1. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. This month's topic is: Music and musical instruments in ancient Greece by Filomila Maniati.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  2. 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

  3. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: a continuation course

    Course Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five-week course builds on the knowledge of hieroglyphics acquired during the introduction course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. This month's topic is: Religion and Philosophy in Greece: the Orphics - by Javier Maldonado-Fernandez, Build.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £5.00

  5. 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

  6. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    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: £36.00

  7. Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation) - Sappho

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are still well-loved, but other archaic Greek poets’ surviving works are equally fascinating. Explore the world and works of Hesiod, Archilochus, Sappho, Pindar and others.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. The Aztecs

    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

  9. Journey in pre-Islamic and early Islamic art and architecture

    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this one-day course, we will examine the art and architecture of pre-Islamic Arabia and the role played mainly by Byzantines and Sasanians in the development of Islamic art.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  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. 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

  12. Aesop's fables and their relevance today

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  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. Ancient Greek drama: a reading group in translation

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore themes from the ancient Athenian stage, and how they still speak to us about the challenges we face today.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 10 May 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and Build, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held in the Claus Moser room, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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