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Tutor: Deborah Day
Symposia (drinking parties to you and me!) were a great way to network in the ancient Greek world. But what went on there? What did they drink? Were they all they were cracked up to be? We will look at a series of intriguing images from everyday pottery from the 6th to the 4th centuries BCE.
Tutor: Wafa’ Tarnowska
In this fascinating lecture you will meet some amazing women from Middle Eastern history who achieved great renown in their lifetimes but are mostly unknown in the West, except for Cleopatra and Scheherazade. It is time for the forgotten voices of women in world history to be heard. Come along and meet Hurrem Sultan from Turkey, Queen Zenobia of Palmyra, Semiramis Queen of Babylon, Shajarat al Durr, Sultana of Egypt, Rabiya al Adawiyya the first woman Muslim Saint from Iraq, Fatima the Prophet’s daughter from Saudi Arabia and Shirine Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace prize winner from Iran.