The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles: National Treasures or Ill-Gotten Gains

An online lecture by Julia Clayton

This talk explores Lord Elgin’s controversial acquisition of the sculptures from the Parthenon, as well as analysing the arguments for keeping them in the British Museum or returning them to Greece.

Julia Clayton was Head of the Classics Department at King George V College 1996-2019.

Booking is required before 4pm on 1 September. The talk will be presented using Zoom. You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting just after 4pm on 1 September. 


Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy!

You will receive an email invitation to join a Zoom meeting. Open your email invitation and click the ‘join Zoom meeting’ link. You will then be prompted to either ‘download & run Zoom’ or ‘launch from your browser’. If the host has not yet started the meeting, a message will appear and you will be ‘let in’ when the host starts the meeting. If the host has already started the meeting you will automatically join the group. You are not required to have/turn on your own video and audio, unless you wish to do so. The Atkinson is unable to offer technical support to participants.