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    Ancient Greece, Virtually – British Science Festival, 13th September

    When asked to conjure images of the ancient world, we usually imagine the Roman or Egyptian Empires. Despite being made famous by mythological stories and philosophers like Aristotle, ancient Greece isn’t quite as easy to picture. Through virtual reality (VR), presenter and archaeologist Michael Scott is changing this. By laser scanning ruins and archaeological sites, […]

    Ancient Myths: Now and in the Future – 20th October 2019

    As part of the 2019 Oxford Lieder festival ‘Tales of Beyond: Magic, Myths and Mortals’ Prof. Michael Scott will be talking on ‘Ancient Myths: Now and in the Future’ at the event ‘A Night at the Museum’ at the Ashmolean Museum, on Sunday 20th October at 7pm. One of the highlights of this year’s Festival, […]

Past Events


    Greek Religion – WCN Classical Civilisation Teachers Day 1st July 2019

    Michael will be speaking on ‘Greek Religion’ at the Warwick Classics Network FREE Classical Civilisation A-level Teachers Day on Monday 1st July 2019, at the University of Warwick. The event will include sessions led by Warwick academics as well as a session led by Alex Orgee, subject leader of classics at OCR. Free bursaries are […]

    FX Talks 16th May 2019

    In his BBC2 series Ancient Invisible Cities, Michael enlivened the past and offered new ways of thinking. Now Michael has been invited to talk at FX Talks 2019 to share some of his ideas live on stage. FX Talks is back for its third year, bringing more radical thinking to Hawksmoor’s Christ church Spitalfields, London, […]

    Unknowability: How do we know what we cannot know? 4th April 2019

    I’ll be speaking at this conference, about what we can and cannot know about the ancient oracle of Delphi, in New York on 4th April 2019, hosted at the New School Centre for Public Scholarship. More at centerforpublicscholarship.org. The video of my talk can be seen by clicking on this link.

    Aristophanic comedy and society – 25th Jan 2019

    As part of the Warwick Ancient Drama Festival, on 25th January I gave a lecture on ‘Aristophanic comedy and Society’ at the University of Warwick. For more information on this year’s production, Aristophanes’ Frogs, click here. And for a video of my lecture, follow this link.

    Classics for All Lecture – 12th December 2017

    On 12th December I will be giving the 2nd annual Friends of Classics Memorial Lecture for Classics for All. Details to follow. For more information on the Classics for All organisation, please check out their website

    Heffers Classics Forum talk – 28th October 2017

    I will be speaking at the Heffers Classics Forum, Cambridge – more details to follow. Time: TBC – full event 10am – 6pm Venue: Hicks Room, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

    Festival of the Future City – 18th October 2017

    What Can We Learn from Cities of the Past? Location: Watershed Time: 7:40pm – 9:00pm On the evening of the 18th of the October, I’ll be taking part in the second Festival of the Future City which is being held on the 18th-20th October in Bristol

    Also Festival – 1st July 2017

    “Daring you to see the true realities of ancient Greece” When: Saturday 1st July – Main talk 12-1pm, discussion with Natalie Haynes to follow at 1-2pm. Where: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire This year I’ll be appearing at the Also festival to give a talk

“Daring you to see the true realities of ancient Greece”

When: Saturday 1st July – Main talk 12-1pm, discussion with Natalie Haynes to follow at 1-2pm.
Where: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire 

This year I’ll be appearing at the Also festival to give a talk entitled “Daring you to see the true realities of ancient Greece”.

This festival is a great chance to challenge peoples’ understanding of the ancient past and really put them in the footsteps and mindsets of people who lived thousands of years ago. And in so doing, I am hoping to dare the audience to imagine a world they would never want to spend a day in, but to which he owe so much.

For more information about the event and the other speakers, take a look at the Also Festival website.