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.



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

By studying the Ancient Greeks we learn more about ourselves – @GreeceinUK Issue No.15 – 2019

In this issue of @GreeceinUK, I talk about how by studying the Ancient Greeks, we can learn more about ourselves.

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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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Buckingham History Festival 27th April 2019 – Ancient Worlds: Greece, Rome, and Interactions with the Worlds Beyond

In this wide-ranging talk, Michael Scott reveals how the world of the ancient Mediterranean – the world that came to […] Read More

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

I am incredibly proud to be able to introduce to you all my new book, Life in Ancient Greece, written to support learning in Key Stage 2 of the UK national curriculum (school years 3-6; […] Read More