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


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



Warwick Classics Network

In 2017-20, supported by a Warwick Widening Participation Development Fund and Warwick Impact Fund grant, I am leading a new widening participation and outreach initiative called the Warwick Classics Network

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M. I. Finley: An Ancient Historian and his Impact

“M. I. Finley: An Ancient Historian and his Impact.” Cambridge Classical Studies, October 2016.

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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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‘This is Sparta!’ – Professorial Inaugural Lecture, and LIVE Facebook stream, University of Warwick – 20th February

In this inaugural lecture, Prof Michael Scott sets out his vision for the study, teaching and communication of the ancient […] Read More

The Calendar for 2019!

I am so pleased to be launching today a new project, which has been huge fun to work on: the Prof Michael Scott desktop calendar for 2019! Every month is illustrated with a photo taken […] Read More