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. Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  2. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held online.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Splendour and decline: Egypt from the XXIInd to the XXVth Dynasties

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore a fascinating but complex period of Egyptian history from the XXII to the XXV Dynasty.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  4. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. The rise of classical Greece: from the end of the Bronze Age to the Persian Wars

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The formative period following the end of the Mycenaean power which witnessed the origins and development of the Greek civilisation.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. The Greek world: Mediterranean cultures and interactions (3200-323 BCE)

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the Greeks and their culture from the Bronze Age until the age of Alexander the Great. Visit to the British Museum included.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. The Byzantine Empire

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the fascinating history of the Byzantines from its beginnings until the fall of Constantinople.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. The Upanishads: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Upanishads are considered the pinnacle of Hindu spirituality and philosophy. They have inspired devotees and scholars at home and across the globe. Come and discover them.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Comparative classics and classical reception: Sanskrit, Greek and Latin

    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about the ‘afterlife’ – and the unexpected connections – of Sanskrit, Classical Greek and Latin texts in the modern world!

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  11. Tutankhamun’s fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  12. A potted history of Ancient Greece

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Disease, Death and Mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. The Trojan War

    The Trojan War

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 17 Oct 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Heavenly journeys

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore imaginative literature from the ancient world concerned with ‘souls journeys’ and the experience of otherworldly journeys and visions in Jewish texts arising form the Hellenistic period and the Greco-Roman world, as well as early Christian and Muslim texts.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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