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Ancient Rome and Celtic Britain

Ancient Rome and its encounters with Celtic Britain This course ran at the British Museum and City Lit on Saturday 8th December 2018. Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion… Read more »

Alexander Borodin

The Mighty Handful The lives and music of Balakirev, Cui, Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov examining how they came together and how their careers overlapped. In 1867 the critic Stasov wrote a review of the Pan-Slav concert organised by Mily Balakirev: “God grant that our Slavonic guests may never forget today’s concert; God grant that they… Read more »

Baltic Cruise Lecture 1

Lectures for Baltic and St Petersburg Cruise on the Ocean Countess July 2011 ANGLO-SAXONS AND VIKINGS – THE MAKING OF ENGLAND Lecture 1 The Germans are Coming Outline of Lecture Series The first five lectures cover the period of the history of England from the C5th to the C11th, some 600 years from the departure… Read more »

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