William Sterling

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    1. Seven Wonders of the World

      When: January 15 @ 5:30 pm - January 29 @ 7:30 pm

      The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and archaeology we’ll explore possible answers. What is the course about? The famous seven wonders of the ancient world: the Pyramids, the Alexandrian Lighthouse, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of… Read more »

    2. Shakespeare And The Classical World

      When: February 5 @ 5:30 pm - February 19 @ 7:30 pm

      A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since. What is the course about? We shall examine the plays inspired by myths and history from Ancient Greece and Rome. We shall be looking at the plots of these briefly… Read more »

    3. Life and Times of King George II

      When: February 14 @ 11:00 am - February 21 @ 1:30 pm

      What is the course about?l George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah.  His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote… Read more »

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James VI & I

The Life and Times of James VI & I This one day course was run at the City Lit on Sunday 26th November 2017. James was already king of Scotland when he succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. In fact he had been a king virtually his whole life when he became the first monarch of… Read more »

Anton Bruckner

Bruckner – his life and works This course set out to try and raise the profile of a much underrated composer. An unassuming church organist, in many ways a most unlikely romantic hero, Bruckner did for the symphony and church music what Wagner did for opera and led the way to the revolutionary works of… Read more »

The Etruscans: An Introduction

This course was being run by the City Lit on Saturday 13th April 2013, Saturday 29th April 2017 and Sunday 27th October 2019.  Although their language has been lost the influence of the Etruscans on the Greeks and Romans was enormous and many objects survive today. The course included a visit to the British Museum. The… Read more »

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