William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

The Enlightenment and the British Museum

This one day course was be run by the City Lit on Saturday 17th Novemebr 2012.  Both a product and promoter of the Enlightenment, founded in 1753 the British Museum is the oldest museum of its kind in the World. The course included a visit to the British Museum. Using images from the British Museum including… 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 »

Gods and Heroes: The Influence of the Classical World on Art in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

This was a one day course run as a collaboration between the City Lit and the National Maritime Museum at the Queen’s House in Greenwich on Saturday 22nd July 2017.  The course was inspired by the new hang of artworks in the Queen’s House and in particular the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of his friend Captain… Read more »

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