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. 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

  2. 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
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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. 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

  4. History of oriental carpets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Ancient Greek drama: a reading group in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Magic in the ancient world

    Course Date: Wed 27 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Art of Islamic Spain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art and architecture of Spain during the Arab domination (711-1493).
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  8. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover stunning objects from ancient Greece and the evidence they provide for the lives of ancient people. Spend the afternoon having a close look at the British Museum's collection.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover one of the great New World civilisations and their achievements - the Aztecs of Mexico.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    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: £36.00

  13. The Maya

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £36.00

  14. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation) - Sappho

    Ancient Greek poetry reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are still well-loved, but other archaic Greek poets’ surviving works are equally fascinating. Explore the world and works of Hesiod, Archilochus, Sappho, Pindar and others.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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