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 Oriental Renaissance”: episodes in the history of Indology

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 18 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Come and discover the "Oriental Renaissance" that influenced European ideas of the nineteenth century.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the key ideas that shaped classical thought, and their ongoing relevance today.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £36.00

  4. Ancient Egypt: the reign of Pharaoh Seti I

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Seti I ruled Egypt around 1289 – 1279 BC in the middle of the New Kingdom, Egypt’s age of empire. The country was continuing to recover from the upheavals of the Amarna Period some fifty years earlier. After a series of elderly pharaohs, Seti I came to the throne as an energetic young man, ruling so wisely that he became a role model for his successors. He conducted successful military campaigns and built glorious architecture. Sadly he died after only ten years on the throne.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Alternate Endings: Exploring the different versions of the Trojan cycle in context

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course looks at major ancient civilisations around the world. Offering a fresh perspective on the emergence of states, chiefdoms and empires, the ten lessons will examine relationships and influences between settled and nomadic peoples.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. A potted history of Ancient Greece: follow-on course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  8. Figureheads, ship badges and silverware - 19th century classical references

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into classical myths used in naval related and other items in the 19th century. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Ancient Spectacles: from Homer to the Colosseum

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Disease, Death and Mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Living and dying with disease; being buried and mummified in Ancient Egypt. What are the latest discoveries and theories? Who is carrying out this work, and what are the ethical considerations? Human remains will be explored in a museum setting.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. History of oriental carpets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £36.00

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