The British Museum

Classics Day

BP Theatre at the British Museum
Great Russell Street
Event time
Full price
Seniors and British Museum Members
29 Feb 2020

City Lit, the British Museum and UCL present the annual Classics Day, offering lectures exploring the interpretations and reinterpretations of Troy, through archaeology, literature and art. Why and how has ancient Troy, its legends, heroes and myths, been of such enduring resonance throughout the ages? Anyone with a love of the classics is welcome. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required.

What is the course about?
This year's lectures will address why and how ancient Troy, its legends, heroes and myths, have been of such enduring resonance throughout the ages. The keynote speaker will be Ian Morris, Willard Professor of Classics at Stanford University, USA. Other lecturers will include Gesine Manuwald, Professor of Latin, UCL, Hilary Williams, British Museum, and exhibition curators Alexandra Villing and Victoria Donnellan.

The event will be held at the BP Theatre at the British Museum. Registration will start at 10.00 and the event will begin at 10.30

British Museum Members pay a discounted fee of £36.

What will we cover?
The influence of Troy and its legends and stories on architecture, art and literature.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with a love of the Classics is welcome to join this day. No previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Talks and discussions, with handouts provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Coffee and tea provided during the morning break. Copies of the presentations will be made available after the event.