William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Great Sea Battles from the Classical World – Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

      When: March 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

      A general look at ships and sailing techniques in the Ancient World and how vessels were used in warfare.

    2. British Museum Highlights

      When: April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

      These tours of the British Museum last 90 minutes and take in up to 15 highlights from the museum’s vast collection.  They are at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tours cover both main floors of the museum plus some of the side rooms and examine objects from Africa, Europe,… Read more »

    3. British Museum Ancient Greek Tour

      When: April 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:10 pm

      This British Museum tour of the Greek Galleries takes place every day at 11:30 am.  We work on a four week rota and mine are on a Sunday.  The dates for my tours in 2018 are January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st (although I shall probably swap this one), July… Read more »

Featured articles

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 »

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 6

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 6 All’s Well That Ends A Summary of the earlier talks and some examples taken from Twentieth Century Music and Art including some Popular ones. Music – Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughan Williams. That work is misleadingly called the “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughan Williams despite not really… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 3

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 3 The Vikings are Coming Summary of Lecture 2 In the first lecture we saw how Roman Britain was transformed by the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and in Lecture 2 we examined how… Read more »