History – 20 Ideas That Created Our Civilization: Session 2 with Juliette de Marcellus
Session II: February 2, 9, 16; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
From ancient times to the 21st century, certain inventions have changed the world, enabling humans to produce more food and establish social order and cultural meaning. You’ll learn how inventions are not only a product of engineering know-how but a result of social and cultural conditions as well. The course begins with those innovations that are basic to our world, including the invention of the wheel, writing, and money.
Session II explores the evolution of ideas from European history, including the development of trial by jury, Habeas Corpus, the laws of Chivalry, parliamentary government and inventions such as the printing press, the compass, and gunpowder from China. Throughout the course, learn the remarkable stories surrounding such monumental inventions—and how consequential these inventions were to history.
Juliette de Marcellus is a pianist, prize-winning music critic and lecturer. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and with professor Leonie Gombrich at Oxford.
Tickets: $175 per session
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