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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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The Ancient Olympics

June 12
City Lit via Zoom
£59

As the Modern Olympic Games are going to take place this summer, it is time to reflect on their origin in Ancient Greece. Other Greek cities held games and the class will include a virtual visit to the British Museum. What is the course about? Using images from sculpture and pottery and the descriptions by ancient authors, we shall look at the origins of the Olympic Games and how they developed over the centuries and also at games at other…

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