Classics Day

Course Dates: 09/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: The British Museum
City Lit, the British Museum and UCL present the annual Classics Day, offering lectures celebrating feminine power in the ancient world. This year’s inspiration is the Citi exhibition Feminine power: divine to the demonic at the British Museum. Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No previous knowledge required.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £38.00 Concession £38.00

Course Code: RCD61

Sat, day, 09 Jul - 09 Jul '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This year's lectures will focus on some key female figures from different eras and parts of the ancient world. The event will be held at the BP Lecture Theatre at the British Museum. Registration will start at 10.00 am and the event will begin at 10.30.

If you are a British Museum Members, you will pay a discounted fee of £38. Please select “Senior fee” at the checkout stage. Alternatively you can select “Concession fee” and then choose “N/A” from the dropdown menu.

What will we cover?

Dame Mary Beard who will present a lecture on "Feminine power, the ancient world and us".
Bettany Hughes who will introduce us to ‘Helen of Troy: goddess, princess, whore’
Belinda Crerar, curator, who will take us through the scope, range, themes and highlights of the exhibition
Both Dame Mary Beard and Bettany Hughes will be signing books during the lunch break.

A panel discussion will end the day and will focus on Cleopatra and women in Ancient Egypt. Panellists: Chris Naunton, David Stuttard, and Rosalind Janssen – moderator: City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Anyone with a love of the Classics is welcome to join this day. No previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Talks and discussions.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will find a list of Ancient Languages and Civilisations courses on and on the Reception table outside the lecture theatre. You will be also able to speak to City Lit staff on the day for general advice.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.