William Sterling

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    1. Women in Ancient Greece

      When: June 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Using literary sources and the British Museum, as well as other artefacts, we compare and contrast the attitude of Ancient Greeks to women in society, as figures in mythology, and as goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in Ancient Greece from other ancient societies and the difference in class.  The numerous female goddesses will be… Read more »

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Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn and Mendelssohn Fanny and Felix had a closer bond than probably any two other musicians but had very different careers due to their difference in gender. In his youth, Felix was described as the Mozart of the C19th but some considered his sister Fanny to be even more talented. She was destined by convention… Read more »

Transition from Pagan to Christian

Transition from Pagan to Christian This lecture was given as part of the Classics Day on Saturday 17th February 2018 at the British Museum and given jointly by lecturers from the museum, the City Lit and University College London. Using objects from the BM such as the Hinton St Mary mosaic, the Esquiline Treasure, the… Read more »

Anglo-Saxon Women

The Anglo-Saxons ruled England for 600 years.  The role of women changed over that period and they often held important posts in politics and religion.  The class will include a visit to the British Museum. The course will examine the lives of women throughout the Anglo-Saxon period from the early settlers in the Fifth Century… Read more »

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