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See below for dates of Muddy Archaeologist talks

A wide-ranging Range of Lectures and Courses  is available
A dedicated Arts Lecture Portfolio  is also available  (Gillian is an accredited lecturer of the Arts Society)
And a BRAND NEW blossoming Gardeners’ Ancient Roots portfolio can be read here (Gillian is a Probationary Member of the Garden Media Guild)

Why not try my NEW TALK Ancient Roots: The Flourishing of Art & Myth in the Roman Garden, where art, story-telling and myths blossom together in a vibrant, living artistic space.

or the NEW FOR 2019 Study day, The Complete Pompeii.    Join me, an archaeologist who has excavated on a Pompeian site, for a full or half day exploring the wonders of life in this ancient city 2,000 years ago

Some of the most popular Muddy Archaeologist talks are:

  • A Mediterranean Tour – Not Just  a Load of Old Stones    Getting to grips with ALL the ancient civilisations and identifying their distinctive art and place and time.
  • A Muddy History of Britain – A Local View   The archaeology of Britain seen through the big famous sites and your own sites near you
  • Digging Deeper in Pompeii with the Muddy Archaeologist 
  • Latin Yesterday, Today & Forever  How and why Latin remained part of our lives through the centuries and today)
  • Roman Britain: What did the Romans Ever do for Us?
  • Pompeii – A Fresh Look at Frescoes  Revel in the colour and themes of beautiful wall paintings and what they tell us about Roman life and aspirations.
  • Pompeii – A Product of its Time   How an ordinary town like Pompeii is a window onto the world of the Roman Empire.
  • A selection of talks on enjoying archaeological destinations & sites including Neolithic Orkney & Shetland, Megalithic Malta, the Mycenaean World, Minoan Crete, Ancient Cyprus, Ancient Sicily, the Brave New World of Ancient Greece, Hadrian’s Wall, Pompeii & related sites, Romans across their Empire, the Romans in your area,  and many others.  View a recent talk on the archaeology of Jarlshof, Shetland here.
  • Talks also available on specialist themes: ancient gardens & plants; animals in the ancient world; classical literature & authors (an overview guide or focus on any one, such as Homer, Greek playwrights, Pliny, Cicero, Ovid, Virgil, Horace, Catullus, Suetonius, Vitruvius …); Greek & Roman mythology; ancient philosophy – How the Romans Saw the World; art; architecture; Latin inscriptions; Sailing the Wine Dark Sea, and more.

Contact me to arrange a talk for your society   Tel. 07860 637301
For more details please email gillian@muddyarchaeologist.co.uk

Of course, I would look forward very much to seeing you at any of the public talks below.   If any are anywhere near your area and you’d like me to speak to a society or organisation near you while I’m there, please contact me.
And don’t forget, if you’re in North Yorkshire, there are a wealth of courses to join in with too!  I’m also happy to travel to deliver a course near you:  one-day, weekend, one-week options.

Public Talks by The Muddy Archaeologist in 2019-2020

Book now to arrange a talk by the Muddy Archaeologist 

Saturday 16th March 2019 : York University   STUDY DAY
Classical Literature : Meeting the Ancient Authors
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store    www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning here
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

21 March       Huddersfield Arts Society  A Mediterranean Tour: Not Just a Load of Old Stones

2 May   Goldsborough WI  Pompeii: Digging Deeper with the Muddy Archaeologist

Saturday 4th May 2019 : York University   STUDY DAY
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Britain : Digging into our Ancient Past
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store    www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning here
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

17 May   Orwell Arts Society, Ipswich  STUDY DAY From Flints to Frescoes

Saturday 19th June 2019 : York University   STUDY DAY
Latin Yesterday, Today and For Ever : A Brief History of Latin
The story of Latin through the ages and a wealth of etymology
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store    www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning here
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

8 July      Brayton WI

16 July    British Museum Gallery Talk

29 July – 2 August     Course at Marlborough College Summer School Latin Yesterday, Today and Forever

5 – 9 August    Course at Marlborough College Summer School  An Ancient Mediterranean Tour: Not Just a Load of Old Stones (Week-long mornings course)

5-9 August     Course at Marlborough College Summer School    Classical Literature : Meeting the Ancient Authors (Week-long afternoons course)

Sept-December:  Courses in Harrogate, Ripon & North Stainley  TBA

4 September     Probus

16 September  Harrogate U3A  What did the Romans Ever do for Yorkshire?

17 September  Great Ouse Arts Society   What did the Greeks & the Romans Ever do for Art?

16 November   York University   STUDY DAY
Troy and the Mycenaean World
Coinciding with the British Museum’s exhibition ‘Troy’ – the archaeology, the legend and the ongoing story.
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store  OPENING SOON  AT www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

26 November    Ciceroni Travel Study Day at the LINNEAN SOCIETY including an afternoon visit to the British Museum’s Troy exhibition
OPEN TO ALL
Troy, the Eternal Epic
Bookings & Enquiries: +44 (0) 1869 811167    email:  info@ciceroni.co.uk.

27 November   Horsley U3A   io Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way

28 November   The Arts Society,  Oakham :  io Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way

29 November    Bearsted History Society   Latin Yesterday, Today and For Ever

10 December   The Arts Society, Chesterio Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way
11 December    The Arts Society, Burghley, Stamford : io Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way
12 December   The Arts Society, Macclesfieldio Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way

2020

8 January            Retford 

14 January         The Arts Society, Alton

12 February         Dartmoor Arts Society   What did the Greeks & Romans Ever do for Art?

29 February         York University   STUDY DAY
The Complete Pompeii: Digging Deeper

The world of Pompeii and the latest archaeological discoveries in the company of an archaeologist who has excavated on a Pompeiian site
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store  OPENING SOON  AT www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

3 March               Yarm Ladies Luncheon Club  What did the Romans ever do for us?

28  March              York University   STUDY DAY
The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon & Viking Britain

The continuing story of Britain, from the author of Visiting the Past: Finding & Understanding Britain’s Archaeology
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store  OPENING SOON  AT www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

8 December     The Arts Society, Diss  io Saturnalia!  Merry Christmas the Roman Way

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS TALK NOW  for 2020 and 2021 to avoid disappointment!

Gillian Hovell is an Arts Society Accredited Lecturer

Vast and varied Arts Society Portfolio of Talks and Study Days available here

 

Book NOW to arrange a talk by the Muddy Archaeologist!