Spend a fascinating evening with renowned classicist and historian Mary Beard, interviewed by Michael Scott. Well known from the television, here she shines the spotlight on the emperors who ruled the Roman Empire, from the well known Julius Caesar (assassinated 44 BCE) to the almost unknown Alexander Severus (assassinated 235 CE). Taking the audience beyond the […]
Through eight sensational stories of discovery, Professor Michael Scott traces the evolution of modern archaeology, from colonial expeditions to today’s cutting-edge digs, unearthing traps, curses and buried treasure along the way. We meet the characters who found world-famous discoveries such as the Rosetta Stone, the Terracotta Warriors and Machu Picchu. We investigate ancient human footprints, stunning shipwrecks, […]
Through eight sensational stories of discovery, from the Rosetta Stone and the Terracotta Warriors to Machu Picchu, Michael Scott traces the evolution of archaeology itself from colonial expeditions to today’s cutting-edge digs. Trekking from the jungles of South America to the frozen highlands of Central Asia, investigating ancient human footprints and stunning shipwrecks, the star of BBC2’s […]
On 28th June 2023 the Warwick Classics Network will be running their popular annual A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day for schools. This year’s theme is ‘Epic Worlds’ and Michael will be talking on epic and Ancient Greece (title tbc). Follow this link for information on past events and on information on booking your place […]
3.45pm Monday 26th June X marks the Spot – The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries Michael will be talking about his new book on Monday 26th June. A PDF of the entire programme can be found here, although please do note that, at this stage, it is still subject to change. You can book […]
Unlocking the Future of the Past Thursday 22nd June, 7.30pm, King’s Arts Marquee Join Professor Michael Scott as he examines the greatest archaeological discoveries of the last 200 years to uncover the magic formula for a momentous discovery. Part of the King’s College School’s Arts Festoval 22-26th June. Follow this link to book your place
Archaeological finds tell us a lot about the past, but the stories behind archaeological exploration and discovery – what we look for when, what we end up finding, and what we then do with it – tell us almost as much about ourselves today. Through eight sensational stories of discovery, Professor Michael Scott traces […]
The Warwick Classics Network, together with Classics for All, are running a day of talks and workshops at Barr’s Hill School in Coventry on how (and why) schools can introduce Classics and Ancient History to their curriculum. Barr’s Hill, under their amazing teacher Cassidy Phillips, have with the help of WCN and Classics for All […]
Supporting the matinee performance of the Warwick Classics 2023 Ancient Drama Festival Production of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 27th January 2023, the Department of Classics and Ancient History is offering a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars specifically for school students, and designed to link in with Greek, Classical Civilisation, Ancient […]
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 […]
‘Group-Think: The Experience of Being in a Group at Ancient Greek Religious Festivals’ – 4:15-5:00pm Thursday 7th July 2022
Michael will be speaking on ‘Group-Think: The Experience of Being in a Group at Ancient Greek Religious Festivals’ as part of the Experience of Ancient Festivals conference at the University of Warwick. Find out more about the conference programme and how to register via this link.
As we get ready for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, in this talk, we will put ourselves in the footsteps of those who attended the ancient Olympics. Just what did it take to get to ancient Olympia? What did you have to bring with you – as athlete and as spectator? Where did you sleep? What […]
As part of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Study Day 2022 (warwick.ac.uk) Michael will be talking to school children from across the country on ‘The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympics’. Find out more about the program of the day here.
‘When Worlds Collide’ Panel on Ancient Greek world and Science both ancient and modern – The Science Museum, London – 18th February 2022
Modern day technology is rapidly evolving, while our fascination with the past is ever-increasing. But how is today’s technology shedding new light on our ancient history and allowing us to step back in time? On 18th February 2022 I will be taking part in the ‘ When Worlds Collide’ Panel on Ancient Greek world and Science both ancient and modern at The Science Museum, London. My […]
‘An island without an anchor: Delos and the Ancient World’ Lytham Saint Anne’s Presidential Lecture – 13th Jan 2022
On 13th Jan 2022 I will be delivering my 2022 Lytham Saint Anne’s Presidential Lecture – ‘An island without an anchor: Delos and the Ancient World’. The lecture will take place at 7pm, at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 5QQ. For more information about the lecture and on the activities of the Lytham St […]
As part of this year’s Warwick Xmas Lectures, I will be appearing as one of Dr Rachel Edwards’ special guests in a talk on ‘Seeing sound’ (with some ancient Greek history thrown in!). More details coming soon! For more information on the event and to book tickets, follow this link.
Ancient Athens is thought as the world’s first democracy. Our modern political systems are often linked back to the democratic practices of that time. But what about our modern-day political problems too? Was fake news a problem in ancient Athens? Was there a ‘crisis of truth’ then as Barack Obama thinks there is today? This […]
Considering Drama – 23rd November 2021 – Three free live Zoom talks about the power and potential of great drama On 23rd November I will be talking about Antigone and the challenges of staging Antigone from the perspective of conveying what would have been particularly shocking / thought-provoking / important to the ancient Greek audience […]
Considering Drama – 23rd November 2021 – Three free live Zoom talks about the power and potential
of great drama
On 23rd November I will be talking about Antigone and the challenges of staging Antigone from the perspective of conveying what would have been particularly shocking / thought-provoking / important to the ancient Greek audience of the 5th century BCE.