Cleopatra (Day School)

Ref: C3670406

On this day school we will explore the life and times of Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt. We will look at the events that shaped her life and at the culture of Ptolemaic Egypt.

Course aim

Introduce students to the life and times of Cleopatra

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Session 1: 10.00 - 11.20 - The World of the Ptolemies Session 2: 11.40 - 1.00 - Caesar in Alexandria Session 3: 2.00 - 3.30 - Mark Antony

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Identify key events in Cleopatra's life. Demonstrate an understanding of the background to Cleopatra's involvement with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Verbal feedback will be given throughout.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

No specialist materials required.

Reading and information sources

Suggested texts: J Lindsay, Cleopatra A K Bowman, Egypt After the Pharaohs

What could the course lead to?

Beginning in September 2017, WEA course 'The Roman Republic'. An ideal follow-up to this day school.

Download full course outline

Cleopatra (Day School) Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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