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A History of the Ancient World in a 100 Objects III: Jenny Morris

Some of you will remember Neil MacGregor’s fascinating series of talks in which he used 100 objects from the British Museum as his starting point for considering many facets of human history. We shall take a similar approach but based on the Ancient World (mainly but not exclusively Ancient Greece and Rome); we shall explore and discuss examples of material culture, contextualising them and using them as starting points for consideration of a wealth of wider issues - as MacGregor did in such an engaging way. We wouldn't be limited to the British Museum's collection, of course, and participants will we welcome to suggest their own choice of thought provoking objects, and even to present them if they so choose. We shall visit the Higgins for part of one of our sessions each term. The course is offered on Friday mornings throughout this academic year, with the idea that students could opt for one, two or all three terms.

Tutor: Jenny Morris

"Jenny Morris is an Associate Lecturer at the OU and also a school teacher, teaching Classics and Philosophy. She read these subjects at the University of Cambridge and undertook postgraduate research at University College London. She was Head of Classics at Bedford High School for Girls for twenty years and continues to teach in local schools. She started working as a tutor here at the REC in 2011 and enjoyed the company of its students immediately."