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James VII and II

Life and times of James VII & II Although his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an intriguing one in exile.  A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain.  This course was run at the City Lit on Saturday 10th March… Read more »

Max Bruch

Brahms and Bruch This was a comparative study of the two greatest German instrumental and choral composers of their day whose reputations have not fared equally well. Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch were two of the most celebrated composers in late nineteenth century Germany. Bruch predicted that his fame would fade as Brahms’s grew. Although… Read more »

The Ancient Greek World

The Greek Gallery tours start at 11:30 each day and last about 40 minutes. Normally they cover objects in galleries 13 to 23 depending on which are open. These include the Archaic period with famous objects such as the Sophilos dinos depicting the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the iconic Exikias amphora showing Achilles… Read more »

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