William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History features

Transition from Pagan to Christian

Transition from Pagan to Christian This lecture was given as part of the Classics Day on Saturday 17th February 2018 at the British Museum and given jointly by lecturers from the museum, the City Lit and University College London. Using objects from the BM such as the Hinton St Mary mosaic, the Esquiline Treasure, the… Read more »

Great Voyages From Greek and Roman Myths

Great Voyages from Greek and Roman Myths – Jason, Odysseus and Aeneas A detailed examination of the voyages and their fantastical encounters relating them to reality. This course was run at the National Maritime Museum on Sunday 28th January 2018. It was repeated at the City Lit on Saturday 18th January 2020 and then online… 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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