The Library of Alexandria (age 13-18)
Monday 5pm, 1 hour, meets once, £11
- 11 British pounds£11
- Zoom class
The Library of Alexandria was a hub of intellectual activity in the ancient world, attracting philosophers, inventors, astronomers, poets and literary scholars from many different countries. It was intended to gather together all the knowledge in the ancient world, and attracted great minds such as Archimedes and Euclid. In this class we will discover how the library started, and meet some of its famous residents. We will learn of some of the great inventions and activities that went on there, how it organised knowledge, and some theories as to how it met its end. We will also explore the enduring legacy of the library, which still influences libraries and scholarship to this day.
We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.