William Sterling

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    1. Life and Times of King George IV

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

      George IV waited till he was nearly 60 before succeeding as king but once he had was diligent and successful. Course Description George IV is perhaps best remembered as the Prince Regent whose extravagance was matched by his good taste.  He built Brighton Pavilion in an exotic style which led the way to great changes… Read more »

    2. The Ancient Olympics

      When: June 12

      As the Modern Olympic Games are going to take place this summer, it is time to reflect on their origin in Ancient Greece. Other Greek cities held games and the class will include a virtual visit to the British Museum. What is the course about? Using images from sculpture and pottery and the descriptions by… Read more »

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Music for the Mass

Music for the Mass – A Thousand Years of Choral Music From its early origins in the Middle Ages, the Mass has inspired some of the greatest music by the greatest composers. This course examined the chronological development of the Mass and the Requiem by composers from the Middle Ages to the Present Day from… Read more »

Amy Beach

Sadly not enough people signed up for this course to run at the City Lit on Saturday 11th October 2014 but here is one of the handouts I was planning to give out. Timeline Amy Beach Timeline

Greenwich Park

History of Greenwich Park and its Royal Connections Using slides from the local history library and from my own collection we looked at how the area that is now Greenwich Park was occupied in prehistoric times and then was the site of a Roman temple during their occupation. The enclosure by Duke Humphrey was looked… Read more »

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