William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Women in Ancient Rome

      When: October 8 @ 5:30 pm - October 29 @ 7:30 pm

      Women’s position in the Ancient Roman world was important as they played important roles in the home, in business, in religion and even in politics. The Lives and Importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in different… Read more »

    2. England’s Earliest Kings: 1 The Sutton Hoo King and the Bretwaldas

      When: October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 16 @ 1:30 pm

      After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about a dozen small kingdoms.  The strongest king was known as the Bretwalda or Britain Ruler.  Was the man buried at Sutton Hoo one of them? We will examine what happened after the Romans left… Read more »

    3. The Trojan War

      When: November 6 @ 11:00 am - November 13 @ 1:30 pm

      The myths surrounding the war between the Greeks and Trojans in c. 1200 BC. Or is it true? The myths surrounding the 10 year war between the Greek City States and Troy in c. 1200 BC including the events leading up to the war, some of the conflicts of the war and some of the… Read more »

Featured articles

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 4

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 4: The Scandinavian Connection To celebrate being in Scandinavian waters the art and music inspired by Hamlet will be examined. Finland’s greatest composer, Sibelius, was also inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.  Music – Sibelius’s “Storm” from Incidental Music for The Tempest.  We have already heard some Sibelius this week… Read more »

Image and Portraiture of Augustus – the Meroe Head

I took part in the joint City Lit, University College London and British Museum Annual Classics Study Day at the British Museum on Saturday 1st March 2014 which looked at various aspects of the first Roman emperor Augustus to mark the 2,000th anniversary of his death.  I presented a paper on the Meroe Head and… Read more »

Frederic Chopin

Chopin and Liszt Two of the greatest ever piano composers were also great friends and had a huge influence on their contemporaries and later composers. Two of the greatest pianists of the C19th and the first great composers to emerge from their respective countries; Poland and Hungary. Their music is so familiar today it is… Read more »

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