Upcoming


    An Evening with Mary Beard – Brighton Dome – 2nd October 2023

    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 […]

    X Marks the Spot – Warwick Words Festival – 3rd October 2023

    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, […]

Past Events


    X Marks the Spot – Gloucester History Festival – Tuesday 12th September

    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 […]

    WCN A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day – ‘Epic Worlds’ 28th June 2023

    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 […]

    X Marks the Spot – Chalke Hill History Festival – Monday 26th June

    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

    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

    X Marks the Spot – Hay Festival Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5.30pm

      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 historical context of Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen’ – lecture Friday 27th Jan 2023

    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 […]

    The Gritty Realities of the Ancient Olympic Games – 30th June 2022

    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 […]

    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 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.  

    Warwick Xmas Lectures – 6th December 7pm

    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.  

    Was there Fake News in Ancient Athens? – 25 November 2021

    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

    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.

Find out more here and follow this Zoom link to access the event.