Economics study day

Economics study day

Monday 14 March 2016, 10.30-15.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential

This free study day will encourage students to challenge their knowledge by considering some economic concepts, which may appear contemporary, have actually been experienced across 4000 years. 


From Enlightenment to Romanticism

From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Saturday 19 March 2016, 10.30-16.30
BP Lecture Theatre
£23, no concessions

A study day of lectures, gallery talks and viewings, available to Open University students and the public. Topics covered include the world of Enlightened Grand Tourists, public science, and Sir John Soane. There is also an introduction to the Enlightenment Gallery and a private viewing of Delacroix's lithographs of Goethe's Faust. 


Introducing religions: study day with the Open University

Introducing religions: study day with the Open University

Saturday 30 January 2016, 10.30-17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£23, Members/concessions £23

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 Museumís 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. 


Introduction to the classical world

Introduction to the classical world

Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.30-16.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£25, no concessions

Explore aspects of the Museumís collection from the Greek, Roman and Etruscan worlds, looking at Homeric legend on Greek vases, the symbolism of the Parthenon, and other Greek topics. Part of the day will look at the Greeks in Sicily, related to the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest. Available to Open University students and the public. 


The Renaissance reconsidered: the Waddesdon Bequest

The Renaissance reconsidered: the Waddesdon Bequest

Saturday 5 March 2016, 10.30-16.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£23, no concessions

This study day features lectures, gallery talks and a film. It uses the British Museum's strong collections of drawings, prints, ceramics (especially in the new Waddesdon Bequest Gallery, Room 2a) and medals to examine different aspects of the Renaissance. Lecture topics include Venice on the eve of the Golden Age, the Renaissance and the spread of ideas, and Michelangelo's drawing techniques. Available to Open University students and the public. 


What’s new in ancient Cyprus?

What’s new in ancient Cyprus?

Saturday 16 April 2016, 9.30-17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
£45, Members/concessions £35

A day of talks on ancient Cyprus from the prehistoric period down to Byzantine times. A panel of leading experts from the UK and Cyprus will report on the latest archaeological discoveries and research from Aphroditeís island.