William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

The Enlightenment and the British Museum

This one day course was be run by the City Lit on Saturday 17th Novemebr 2012.  Both a product and promoter of the Enlightenment, founded in 1753 the British Museum is the oldest museum of its kind in the World. The course included a visit to the British Museum. Using images from the British Museum including… Read more »

The Ancient Greek World

The Greek Gallery tours start at 11:30 each day and last about 40 minutes. Normally they cover objects in galleries 13 to 23 depending on which are open. These include the Archaic period with famous objects such as the Sophilos dinos depicting the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the iconic Exikias amphora showing Achilles… Read more »

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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