Discover Ancient Civilisations - Online Courses
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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- Civilisations of Ancient Egypt: the Middle Kingdom - from Senuseret II to the 2. Intermediate PeriodCourse start date: Tue 16 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael DuiganDiscover the civilisations of Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom, an age of great power and influence for the Pharaohs.Full fee £229.00
- The Trojan War (continued): History or Myth?Course start date: Wed 17 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael DuiganThe poetry of Homer and other myths tell us about the ‘abduction of Helen’ and the destruction of a city. Do archaeology and contemporary state archives support this epic tradition?Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
- Creation myths in the ancient near EastCourse start date: Sat 27 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ann JeffersCome and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
- Tutankhamun: The Pharaoh behind the Gold MaskCourse start date: Sat 27 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rosalind JanssenGo behind the Gold Mask and get to know the real Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Where was he born and raised, and who were his parents? Did he have a coronation and how long did he rule? What happened during his reign? Did he have children, and how and when did he die? We discover whether the famous tomb and its contents helps to answer any of these questions. The final session will be a visit to the Petrie Museum to examine artefacts which reveal Tutankhamun and his times.Full fee £59.00
- Ancient cities St. Paul knewCourse start date: Thu 1 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael BloomfieldDiscover eight intriguing ancient cities, amazing places to visit today, but raw and turbulent in their Graeco-Roman heyday.Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
- Spectacles of the Ancient worldCourse start date: Thu 9 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Michael BloomfieldThis 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
- Magic in the ancient worldCourse start date: Wed 29 May 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Ann JeffersHow 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 £99.00
- Aesop's fables: an introductionCourse start date: Tue 16 Jul 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Maria ContosAesop’s fables have been used through history to clarify important issues within society. Investigate their perseverance through history and why they continue to be relevant today.Full fee £49.00
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