Persian Splendour: Exploring the History of Ancient Persia through Art and Literature

Monday & Tuesday, 10am - 4pm

Start Date

15th & 16th July, 2024

Monday 10am - 4pm, and Tuesday 10am - 4pm 


Enter a realm often overshadowed by history's spotlight and unlock the mysteries of Ancient Persia. Join ancient historian, Michael Tunnicliffe, on a journey through text and image to discover the rise and legacy of the Achaemenid Dynasty (6th-4th centuries BCE). From the towering grandeur of Persepolis to the legendary reigns of Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes, explore the fascinating interplay between religion, power, and culture as we uncover the profound influence of Zoroastrianism on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. No prior knowledge required - just curiosity and a desire to uncover the secrets of one of the world's greatest empires. Join us on a captivating exploration of Persian history and Zoroastrianism from 700-300 BCE. Enrich your understanding and broaden your horizons with this immersive journey into the heart of ancient civilization. Enrol now on an unforgettable educational adventure!

10am -10.30amTea and Coffee provided
10.30am-11.30am Session 1
11.30am-11.45amBreak (tea & coffee provided)
11.45am-12.45pmSession 2
12.45pm-1.45pm Lunch (not provided)
1.45pm-2.45pmSession 3
2.45pm-3pmBreak (tea & coffee provided)
3pm-4pmSession 4


Course Lecturer: Michael Tunnicliffe

Michael Tunnicliffe is a freelance lecturer in Adult Education. He studied at Birmingham and Cambridge and is a long standing tutor at Liverpool Continuing Education having taught both face to face and Zoom classes for the past 20 years.  

Courses fees: Full fee £130

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