Michael is a Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick…

Michael is the recipient of the 2021 Classical Association Prize for his outstanding work with Classics outreach

Michael has been named as Director of the newly created Warwick Institute of Engagement at the University of Warwick

New Book Announcement - 'X Marks the Spot: The Discovery and Discoverers of Our Past'

I am excited to announce that Hodder & Stoughton will publish my history of discovery 'X Marks the Spot: The Discovery and Discoverers of Our Past' in 2023

Michael has been promoted to a Professorship at the University of Warwick in recognition of his achievements in research, teaching, public engagement and outreach

Michael has been named a National Teaching fellow by the HEA in recognition of teaching excellence

Scott is a lucid teacher who brings the past to life with his effortlessly engaging style.


- The Mail on Sunday.

Michael charmed us all with his huge expertise, deep knowledge and extremely personable approach to history.

- Sarah Rigby, Hutchinson Senior Editor

Michael Scott deftly steers the study of ancient history into the twenty-first century.

- Prof. Walter Scheidel, Stanford University


This is a properly exciting state of the art History TV.




He’s a brilliant historian and communicator ... his new book, X Marks the Spot, is told with the spirit of an explorer and the intellectual rigour of an academic ... an exhilarating and eye-opening read.

- Anna Baty, Hodder & Stoughton Senior Commissioning Editor


The sanctuary of Olympia during the Classical Period

I am writing a 10,000 word article on the sanctuary of Olympia during the Classical Period for the new Oxford […] Read More

Life in Ancient Greece – my new book for Key Stage 2

My new book, Life in Ancient Greece, has been written to support learning in Key Stage 2 of the UK […] Read More

Material Musings Blog: The Strange case of the Cheese Grater

In this article for the Warwick Material Musings blog, I discuss an object that I first saw as a PhD student […] Read More

Inside Culture with Mary Beard BBC2 11th February 2021

I will be discussing Netflix’s The Dig with Mary Beard and the nature of fact and fiction in archaeology.

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‘Realities and Myths of the ancient Olympics Games’ – Classical Association of Scotland Aberdeen Branch – 9th November 2021

On 9th November 2021 I will be speaking to the Classical Association of Scotland: Aberdeen and North of Scotland Centre– […] Read More

Prof Michael Scott calendar 2022

Here comes the Prof Michael Scott 2022 calendar!

It’s that time of year again! Yes, you’ve guessed it – the Prof Michael Scott 2022 calendar is ready to go on sale! This is the 4th year we have produced this desktop calendar and […] Read More