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

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 returns to BBC2 in a new 3 part series Ancient Invisible Cities, exploring Cairo, Istanbul and Athens

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

“Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West” - Read more about Michael’s book here…

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


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Unknowability: How do we know what cannot be known?

On 4th April 2019, at the New School Centre for Public Scholarship, New York, I spoke about what we can […] 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

The Legend of Troy – BBC History Revealed magazine December 2019

In December’s issue of BBC History Revealed magazine Michael writes about the Legend of Troy Revealed, the truth behind the […] Read More

Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Athens, Istanbul

Invisible Cities airs on BBC2 in late 2018. In the latest series of Invisible Cities, Michael heads to Cairo, Istanbul and Athens across 3 episodes, to uncover the forgotten, hard to reach and invisible aspects of these extraordinary cities and in so doing, offers new perspectives on their dramatic and important histories.

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‘Walking with the Gods: The Religious Lives of the Ancient Greeks’ Lytham SA CA Presidential Lecture 9th January 2020

I will be speaking at the annual presidential lecture for the Lytham St Anne’s Classical Association on 9th January 2020 […] Read More

Prof Michael Scott Calendar 2020!

With Halloween still spookily ringing in your ears, and bonfires soon to be lit all around (at least in the UK to celebrate Bonfire nigh!), yes, it’s also time to start thinking about Christmas! Back […] Read More