This study day in partnership with the Open University explores the beliefs and rituals of some of the great religions of the world. Alongside the British Museum’s collection and the exhibition Egypt: faith after the pharaohs, the day will look at Judaism, Christianity and Islam in a wider world context which includes Hinduism and Buddhism.
Saturday 5 December 2015, 10.30–16.30 BP Lecture Theatre £23, no concessions £23
This study day complements an Open University course and explores what myth is, the context for myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Lectures and talks will cover various characters including Aeneas, Jupiter, Io, Phaeton, Hercules, Apollo and Diana. These will be illustrated through painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, coins and medals, largely from the Museum's collection. Speakers will be from the British Museum and UCL. Open to all, including Open University students.