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. The Inca
    Course Date:  Fri 25 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn about the history and culture of the Inca civilisation from South America.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £30.00
  2. The Etruscans
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 26 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Although their language has been lost the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
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  3. Art of Islamic Spain
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 26 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover the art and architecture of Spain during the Arab domination (711-1493).

    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
  4. Journey in pre-Islamic and early Islamic art and architecture
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 17 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    In this weekend 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.

    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
  5. Women's lives in the ancient world
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 31 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover how women are portrayed on the male-dominated stage of Ancient Greece and Rome and what issues affected their lives.

    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
  6. Splendour and Decline. Egypt from the XXIInd to the XXVth Dynasties
    Course Date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore a fascinating but complex period of Egyptian history from the XXII to the XXV Dynasty.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  7. The Rise of Classical Greece: from the end of the Bronze Age to the 6th century BC
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    The formative period following the end of Mycenaean power which witnessed the origins and development of Greek civilization.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £134.00
  8. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.

    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
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  9. The Byzantine Empire
    Course Date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online



    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
  10. Women in ancient Rome
    Evening
    Course Date:  Fri 8 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.

    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
  11. A potted history of Ancient Greece
    Evening
    Course Date:  Thu 14 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Images and scenes on ancient Greek pottery have captivated, inspired, shocked and been talking points across the centuries. Enjoy exploring their role in wider culture, ancient and modern, in an informal group discussion.

    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 £79.00 Concession £48.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Reading hieroglyphics
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 25 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is a continuation course to the Introduction to Hieroglyphs held at the British Museum, and the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: a continuation course.

    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
  13. Women of the Bible in Art
    Course Date:  Tue 2 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This module will look at the reception of the stories of biblical women in the visual arts, using a variety of tools from narratology, feminist interpretation, sociology, politics and visual exegesis. We will look a number of biblical texts where women appear as central or marginal and will examine the ways in which their story is depicted. We will look at the ways in which paintings will sometimes fill a gap in the story, or indeed diverge from its biblical model. The range of paintings will range from the medieval period, passing through the Renaissance to contemporary art.

    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
  14. Mystery religions
    Course Date:  Wed 3 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Mystery religions were very popular in the ancient world and were organised as voluntary associations. Their popularity is attested in writings and in material culture of the Greco-Roman world. They offered intense religious experiences outside the official, civic religions. The participants were initiated into the mysteries: whilst there is considerable variety in form and content, a belief in a form of salvation was a common denominator of many of these mystery religions. The question of the relationship between the mystery cults and Christianity will also be broached.

    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. The Trojan War
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The myths surrounding the war between the Greeks and Trojans in c. 1200 BC. Or is it true?

    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 £55.00 Concession £42.00

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