Ancient civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
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  1. Four great kings of the ancient world

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the lives of four great kings as a gateway to a broader examination of the Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite and Neo-Assyrian empires. Learn more about these civilisations and cultures, and enjoy a guided tour of British Museum galleries.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  2. The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    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: £25.00

  3. The Inca

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilisation from South America.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. What changes? Parmenides and Heraclitus on Being and Becoming

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For Parmenides, being is eternal, static and unitary - change is not fundamentally real. For Heraclitus, everything changes, nothing remains the same, being is a dynamic becoming. Are these founders of Western philosophy really opposed?
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  5. Pompeii and the Roman world

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain an insight into the most interesting places in Pompeii and about life in the Roman world. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Introduction to classical studies

    Introduction to classical studies

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out what it means to study the classical world? This one-day course introduces the study of antiquity to the non-specialist. Discover the first histories, the heroic epics, and philosophical thought from Greece and Rome.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. Logos: an exploration of Greek thinking on thought

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Logos (thought, reason, word, account) is a central idea in Greek philosophy. Taking Anaxagoras as a starting point, the significance of this idea from the pre-Socratics to the Hellenistic schools will be explored.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  8. The Roman wall of London

    Course Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Find out more about the wall that enclosed Roman London. Visit to the Museum of London included. Meeting point: by the ticket barriers at the exit of Tower Hill Station.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    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: £30.00

  10. Women's lives in the ancient world - Sappho

    Women's lives in the ancient world

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    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: £30.00

  11. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    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: £30.00

  12. Ancient Egyptian fashion

    Course Date: Tue 7 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What can surviving textiles tell us about the minutiae of daily life in ancient Egypt? We will consider how the Egyptians wove such fine linen, what other fabrics were available, how they pleated their party dresses, and how often they washed their underwear. A local museum visit will bring it all to life.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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