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January 2021

Seven Wonders of the World

January 15 @ 5:30 pm - January 29 @ 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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February 2021

Shakespeare And The Classical World

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - February 19 @ 7:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£69

A quarter of Shakespeare’s major works were based on stories from the Classical World and have influenced our view of the Classical World ever since. Titania and Bottom c.1790 Henry Fuseli k What is the course about? We shall examine the plays inspired by myths and history from Ancient Greece and Rome. We shall be looking at the plots of these briefly before examining the sources of Shakespeare’s inspiration and the background to the characters included in the works and…

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Life and Times of King George II

February 14 @ 11:00 am - February 21 @ 1:30 pm
City Lit via Zoom
£59

What is the course about?l George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah.  His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote but also saw other great achievements in British culture with the art of Hogarth and the works of Pope and Swift.  In politics, Robert Walpole…

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