William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. The Trojan War at the City Lit

      When: October 7 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

      Over three Saturdays in October 2017 (7th, 21st and 28th) we shall examine the truth, myths and legends behind the Trojan War: its background, the events in the war and its consequences.  We shall use the poems of Homer, the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and the many images on pottery and sculpture from… Read more »

    2. British Museum Ancient Greek Tour

      When: October 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:10 pm

      This British Museum tour of the Greek Galleries take place every fourth Sunday.

    3. British Museum Mediaeval Tour

      When: October 22 @ 2:45 pm - 3:25 pm

      This tour of the Mediaeval Galleries at the British Museum take place every fourth Sunday.

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Early and Late Mediaeval Europe

This tour starts at 2:45 each day and lasts about 40 minutes.  Following the reopening of the Early Mediaeval Gallery, Room 41, in Spring 2014 the tour has been updated to include both early and late objects from Mediaeval Europe.  The tour starts at the end of the Roman Empire with the dazzling Esquiline Treasure from Rome… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 1

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 1 The Germans are Coming Outline of Lecture Series The first five lectures cover the period of the history of England from the C5th to the C11th, some 600 years from the departure… Read more »

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

This course ran at the City Lit and the British Museum on Saturday 15th October 2016.  It is also suitable for cruises especially those in the Eastern Mediterranean. The following handout was available at the class. seven-wonders-list We also looked at a series of slides.  These are now available as printable handouts below. pyramids-handout babylon-handout ephesus-handouts… Read more »