Prof. Michael Scott

5 January 2023, 7pm

‘X Marks the Spot’: The Discovery and Discoverers of our Past

Join our President Professor Michael Scott for a very special celebratory event and what promises to be an excellent lecture, as he takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery and adventure through some of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, whilst offering a reflection on the nature of history and discovery itself. He will peel back layers of history to simultaneously examine the time of an artefact’s creation, as well as the time of its discovery millennia later, and uncover the fascinating characters behind great discoveries.

Michael is Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick; Director of the Warwick Institute of Engagement and the winner of the 2021 Classical Association Prize. A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy he is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, an Honorary Citizen of Delphi and in 2022, he became the International Lego Classicist of the year!

Join us to watch in-person or online! Lectures are held at AKS Lytham, Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1DT on Thursday evenings (see map in the right sidebar). Doors open at 6.15pm for refreshments and a chance to meet the lecturer, and talks begin at 7pm. After a short question and answer session, meetings normally finish by 8:30pm. We are a really friendly bunch and can always guarantee visitors a warm welcome, a great lecture and some lovely homemade cake!

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