William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Seven Wonders Of The World

      When: January 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and archaeology we’ll explore possible answers. The famous seven wonders of the ancient world: the Pyramids, the Alexandrian Lighthouse, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus… Read more »

    2. Shakespeare And The Classical World

      When: February 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      ncA 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. We shall examine the plays inspired by myths and history from Ancient Greece and Rome. We shall be looking at the plots of these briefly before examining the sources of… Read more »

    3. England’s Earliest Kings: 3 Alfred the Great and the Vikings

      When: February 13 @ 11:00 am - February 20 @ 1:30 pm

      After the Mercian supremacy Wessex became the dominant kingdom in the C9th.  One reason was the kings managed to have capable sons to follow them thus avoiding the succession struggles of the Mercians.  Another was the remoteness from the Viking attacks which concentrated on the North Sea coast targeting Northumbria and East Anglia and pushing… Read more »

Featured articles

The Portland Vase: its place in Roman History

This topic was day two of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 24 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. We surveyed Roman history in its days of glory and empire illustrated by key artefacts including… Read more »

Music in the Classical Age

Music in Time II – Music in the Classical Age 1750-1805 The course provided students with an understanding of how western classical music styles and techniques evolved during the period 1750-1805. We concentrated on the “Classical” era of the sons of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and examined the development of new types of composition… Read more »

Stabat Mater

A setting of the Stabat Mater written in 1987 stabatmater with piano  

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