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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Considering Drama – 23rd November 2021 – Three free live Zoom talks about the power and potential of great drama […] Read More

Prof Michael Scott

Classical Association Prize – April 2021

On 7th April 2021 (sadly in an online ceremony due to Covid19!) Natalie Haynes is presenting me with the Classical Association Prize and I’m giving a short speech of thanks. The ceremony is free to […] Read More