William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. British Museum Ancient Greek Tour

      When: August 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:10 pm

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

    2. British Museum Mediaeval Tour

      When: August 27 @ 2:45 pm - 3:25 pm

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

    3. 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 »

Featured articles

Beethoven’s String Quartets

Beethoven’s String Quartets A detailed examination of all the quartets, often with scores, placing them in context with comparisons to other works being written at the same time. Possibly the greatest composer of string quartets, the pinnacle of chamber music, Beethoven wrote 16 masterpieces in this genre over his whole career. Each week we analysed… 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 »

Ethel Smyth

Dame Ethel Smyth, Composer and Suffragette The remarkable life of a pioneer of women composers in Britain. All six of her operas were performed in her lifetime and her March of the Women was the battle cry of the Suffragettes. The course followed Ethel Smyth’s remarkable career from conventional middle class background through her musical… Read more »