Some of the most popular Muddy Archaeologist talks are:
- Pompeii – A Product of Its Time – A Fresh Look at Frescoes
- A Mediterranean Tour – Not Just a Load of Old Stones
- A Muddy History of Britain – A Local View
- Digging Deeper in Pompeii with the Muddy Archaeologist
- Latin Yesterday, Today & Forever
- Roman Britain: What did the Romans Ever do for Us?
Of course, I would look forward very much to seeing you at any of the public talks below.
And don’t forget, if you’re in North Yorkshire, there are a wealth of courses to join in with too!
Public Talks by The Muddy Archaeologist in 2018
Tuesday 6th March 2018 : The British Museum
1.15-2pm Gallery Talk : Connections: The Ancient Greeks & their Place in the Mediterranean
Part of the BBC Civilisations Festivals
Creating a sense of time and place, providing the bigger picture of a vibrant ancient world – how the cultures we’re looking at were not isolated; the ancient Mediterranean was seething with different cultures that collided and connected, living in the shadow of some and experiencing direct exchange of ideas from others.
Details available here
NO Booking Required – Just turn up!
Wednesday 20th June – Friday 22nd June 2018 : Denman College, WI
Residential Course : Chedworth Villa: House & Garden the Roman Way
With a visit to the great Roman villa at Chedworth included, explore what life was really like for the up-and-coming villa owners of Roman Britain. See the site through an archaeologist’s eyes with Gillian Hovell, ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’ as your guide and lecturer, and discover how fashion, aspirations and aesthetics were introduced into our homes 2,000 years ago. Find out how our own homes still echo the ideals of Roman home-making. This is ‘Through the Keyhole’ in Roman life; join us and you’ll never look at a Roman villa – or your own home decorations and gardens – in the same way again!
Booking Required. Visit Denman College here
July 2018 : ADFAS Australia Lecture Tour
Fleurieu – Adelaide – Geelong – Melbourne – Canberra – Molonglo Plains – Murray River – Ku-ring-gai
Click here ADFAS Lecture Tour flier for the FULL DETAILS of dates, venues & times, & contact details
Saturday 8th September 2018 : Airedale & Wharfedale Association
Voluntary association of National Trust members: new members welcome
Tuesday 30th October : Hull Literary & Philosophical Society
What did the Romans ever really do for Us?
Monday 12th November 2018 : Osbaldwick & Murton WI
New members welcome
The Muddy Archaeologist will be speaking at the following Arts Societies
Open to members and guest visitors
Gillian Hovell is an Arts Society Accredited Lecturer
Vast and varied Arts Society Portfolio of Talks and Study Days available here
10 January Crosby, Liverpool
18 January Rugby
6 November Grantham & District
19 November Ealing
21 November Liverpool
5 December Claremont Arts Society, Esher
12 December Appleby in Westorland
13 December Painswick
21 December Oundle
19 January Welwyn Garden City
7 March Gainsborough & District
13 March Totnes
28 November Oakham
10 December Chester
11 December Burghley, Stamford
12 December Macclesfield
14 January Alton