William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Baltic Cruise Lecture 2

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 2 The Coming of Christianity Summary of Lecture 1 In the first lecture we looked at what Britain was like before the Anglo-Saxon invasions, why Celtic Britain was attractive to the Romans but… Read more »

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 2

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 2: Love’s Labours Some Music and Art inspired by Shakespeare’s great love stories, especially Romeo and Juliet but also Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and others. Opening Music – Opening of Act III of Prokofiev’s Ballet “Romeo and Juliet” That music is not the most conventional for a… Read more »

The Rosetta Stone

HOW THE ENLIGHTENMENT CHANGED THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PAST This topic was planned as day five of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 31 July 2013.  Sadly, it was cancelled at the last minute but I hope to re-run the… Read more »

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