William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Greek Heroes

This course was run at the City Lit on 19 November 2011 as a follow up to the course on the Trojan War.  Below are the notes I made to run the course.  I repeated the course on Saturday 21st June 2014 with some further handouts. Heracles handout Plays on the Heroes gods For those… Read more »

The Lewis Chess Set: archetype of Mediaeval Society

This topic was day four of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 29 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. The British Museum holds astonishing artefacts which colour our understanding of Medieval society. The Lewis chessmen… Read more »

The Portland Vase: its place in Roman History

This topic was day two of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 24 July 2013.  I hope to re-run the course in summer 2014. We surveyed Roman history in its days of glory and empire illustrated by key artefacts including… Read more »

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