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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  1. Islamic art and architecture in the Mediterranean basin

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the artistic production in some of the countries facing the Mediterranean Sea.

    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: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  2. Ancient cities St. Paul knew

    Course Date: Thu 4 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover eight fascinating ancient cities, which are amazing places to visit.

    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

  3. Shakespeare and the classical world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since.

    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: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Tutankhamun’s fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    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. 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. Art of ancient Central Asia

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the establishment and the development of Islamic art in Central Asia.

    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. Homer's Iliad: reading group

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Come and explore Homer's great epic tale in translation.

    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: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

    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

  8. A journey in the history and culture of Sicily

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This weekend course will offer an insight view of the multifaceted history and multilayered culture of Sicily, the ancient island off the shore of Italy mainland.

    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

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover some of the key ideas that shaped classical thought, and their ongoing relevance today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 27 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World.

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the multilayered history of the city from the origins to the end of the Ottoman Empire.

    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

  12. Isis, Mithras and Christ: iconography and mythology

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 14 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to the essential belief structures, iconography, and mythology of three widespread ancient religions of the Roman world: Isis, the mystery cult devoted to Mithras and Christ.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Seven wonders of the ancient world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 16 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and

    archaeology we'll explore possible answers.

    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

  14. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  15. The Coming of the Sea Peoples: The Trojan War in the context of Mycenaean Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The Late Bronze Age is a story of collapse, from New Kingdom Egyptian to Hittite Anatolia, from the Assyrian Empire to Babylonian turmoil. Mycenaean Greece is a part of this and the Coming of the Sea Peoples is a terror that echoes through the pages of history. Come learn about how the world as we knew it, ended!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

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