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

International Lego Classicist 2022

Michael has been named as International Lego Classicist of the year 2022

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 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

Michael, honestly, I do think the students of Warwick are very lucky to have you because your enthusiasm is so fabulous.



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

A Dusty Glasto without Portaloos – Times Literary Supplement June 10th 2022

In this article for the Times Literary Supplement, Michael reviews ‘Olympia: A Cultural History’ by Judith M. Barringer.

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#Fry and #Scott: The Classical Association Interview April 2022

In the 2022 Classical Association Presidential Interview, Michael talks all things Classics with the Classical Association 2021-22 Honorary President Stephen […] Read More

The Realities of the ancient Olympics – 29th June 2022

As part of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Study Day 2022 (warwick.ac.uk)  Michael will […] Read More

The new Delphic Garden at the University of Warwick

  Back in 2017, I gave a lecture to the Greek Press Association UK about my work on Delphi. The organiser, Martha Chryssomalis, gave me a cypress tree grown from a seedling that had come […] Read More