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April 2021

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - April 30 @ 7:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£69

The Seven Wonders fascinate us, but what were they and why were they wonders? Using art, literature and archaeology we'll explore possible answers. What is the course about? The famous seven wonders of the ancient world: the Pyramids, the Alexandrian Lighthouse, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. What topics will we cover? The origin of the list and the changes…

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Heroes and Gods: 19th and 20th Century Classical References in the British Museum and elsewhere

April 24
City Lit via Zoom
£59

What is the course about? Delve into classical myths used in naval related items by examining some objects from various collections. What topics will we cover? Following on from the previous course we shall look at what Classical artworks were available to artists in the C19th and what literary works were studied in schools and were known to the general population.  We shall identify some of the Classical gods, heroes, figures from myth and historical characters used as figureheads and…

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June 2021

Life and Times of King George IV

June 6 @ 11:00 am - June 13 @ 1:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£59

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 in fashion.  The Regency Period is still one of the most admired in architecture typified by Nash, furniture and the arts.  George was a patron…

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