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. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. The Bible between Old and New Testament

    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the new ideas that emerged between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament. Examine the historical, sociological and religious background of a variety of texts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Sex, gender roles and sexuality in Ancient Israel

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 26 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The role of ancient Israelite women has been at the forefront of discussions about gender and sexuality as the biblical stories have been formative in mapping out subsequent understanding of women’s sexuality. This course will explore gender roles and sexuality in ancient Israel through biblical stories and laws about women in ancient Israel. We will explore a range of texts from myths, to laws, love poetry and texts portraying graphic violence against women while asking questions about the implications of gender constructions for the status of women in ancient Israel.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. Islamic art and architecture in the Mediterranean basin

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the artistic production in some of the countries facing the Mediterranean Sea.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Ancient cities St. Paul knew

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover eight fascinating ancient cities, which are amazing places to visit.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Shakespeare and the classical world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Ancient American civilisations: the North

    Course Date: Wed 10 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Tutankhamun’s fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Art of ancient Central Asia

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the establishment and the development of Islamic art in Central Asia.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Homer's Iliad: reading group

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and explore Homer's great epic tale in translation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  11. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. A journey in the history and culture of Sicily

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This weekend course will offer an insight view of the multifaceted history and multilayered culture of Sicily, the ancient island off the shore of Italy mainland.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. Introduction to Greek thought: From the Presocratics to Plato and Aristotle

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover some of the key ideas that shaped classical thought, and their ongoing relevance today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Great sea battles from the classical world - Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul: the story of an iconic city

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the multilayered history of the city from the origins to the end of the Ottoman Empire.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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