William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

At The British Museum

I must have fallen in love with the British Museum as a child of nine or ten when my Primary School teacher used to take us on school trips there on frequent occasions.  Sometimes these were for specific exhibitions such as the Captain Cook’s first voyage bicentenary in 1968, but it soon became my first… Read more »

The Elgin Marbles: their place in Ancient Greece

This topic was day one of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 23 July 2013.  I had hoped to re-run the course in summer 2014 but instead parts of it were run separately; this part as Myth in Ancient Greece… 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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