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Civilisation Before Civilisation – Where Did It All Begin? – Part 1 – GI 21 066 (Face to Face)
20 September 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 29 November 2021
Tutor: Rita Jones BA(Hons) DPhilGo to all Courses
Philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) said life was ‘nasty, brutish and short. The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone’. Was this true? How did human civilisation arise? Was it the product of a pre-existing ice-age civilisation or simply a case of natural human progress? This course will address these questions, beginning with early man and tracing his journey to the present day.
Please note: Due to the easing of social distancing measures, this face to face course has a capacity of 20 attendees. This is set at 75% of full capacity to ensure safety for our students and tutors. We will endeavour to increase this number to full capacity in due course.
About the Speaker
Rita is a graduate of UCL, Department of Archaeology and currently lectures for The Guildford Institute and the WEA. She focuses predominantly on early classical civilisations, the origins of early man and the first urban settlements in Catal Hoyuk and Jerricho. Her subject areas are Ancient Mesopotamia (Iran and Iraq), The Holy Land, Ancient Greece and Rome, Ancient Egypt, Empires before Alexander, The Ancient Persian Empire, The Etruscans and Greatest Cities and Sites of the Ancient World. The Origins of Civilisation and the fascinating Bronze Age world of the Mycenaeans in Greece and the Minoans in Crete is a particularly fascinating period to study. Over the many years Rita has been lecturing, she has taken students and visited most of the sites covered in her lectures. All these sites are studied archaeologically and their Classical history is discussed in detail.
Rita lives in Molesey with her two rescued cats and small rescued dog called Digby. She has a son in Wales and a daughter who lives in the States which she visits regularly. Rita also has six grandchildren and two very young great-grandchildren.
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