Ancient civilisations

Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.

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  1. Women in Ancient Greece
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    In this course we shall examine women in myth, women in religion and the everyday life of women. It will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  2. Travels in the ancient world: Isfahan
    Course start date:  Fri 31 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberta Marin
    The Iranian city of Isfahan with its monumental square will be the destination of this travel course, delving into its history, art and culture. You will be able to use this information to plan a trip to this fascinating destination.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £19.00
  3. Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul: the story of an iconic city
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberta Marin
    Discover the multilayered history of the city from the origins to the end of the Ottoman Empire.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  4. Ancient Egyptian architecture
    Course start date:  Tue 25 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hugo Cook
    An exploration of Ancient Egypt’s iconic monuments, from the mighty pyramids to stunning private chapels.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  5. Golden Mycenae
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    Explore the emergence of a new power at Mycenae, which inspired the myth of Theseus coming to the labyrinth of Minos to slay the Minotaur.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. The rise of Rome
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Michael Duigan
    More details about this fascinating course will be published very soon.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anke Marsh
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  8. Life in Anglo-Saxon England
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 2 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Stephen Pollington
    What was daily life like for people in England a thousand years ago? What clothes did they wear, what food did they eat, what were their houses like? What language did they speak and how was it written? What medical knowledge did they have, and who practised it? What were their religious beliefs, and what were their superstitions? The course will take a look at ordinary life in Anglo-Saxon England using evidence from archaeology, literature, iconography, place-names and other sources.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
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  9. Women in ancient Rome
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Apr 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    Women's position in the Ancient Roman world was important as they played important roles in the home, in business, in religion and even in politics.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  10. Spectacles of the Ancient world
    Course start date:  Thu 11 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Bloomfield
    This course explores some of the most elaborate and powerful displays of the Graeco-Roman world. Designed to entertain, inform, and elicit support, often at times of great political or religious significance, they were unforgettable, and have long exercised an influence on our own understanding of the nature of power.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
  11. Tutankhamun’s fashion
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosalind Janssen
    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.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  12. The Maya
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max Carocci
    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  13. History of oriental carpets
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 20 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberta Marin
    Discover the origins of carpets, their threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as patrons and places of manufacture. Find out also their representations on the canvases of famous Renaissance artists.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  14. Pre-Columbian cultures - part 2: Mexico and North America
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 24 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Max Carocci
    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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  15. Magic in the ancient world
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 31 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ann Jeffers
    How do you define magic and divination? Why has the Western world traditionally viewed magic as opposed to religion and science? These and other issues will be discussed in this thought-provoking course.



    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 £51.00

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