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See below for dates of Muddy Archaeologist talks

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

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 2018-2020

Book now to arrange a talk by the Muddy Archaeologist 

Autumn/Winter 2018 will include events at the British Museum (dates tbc), as well as:

Saturday 8th September 2018Airedale & 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?

Saturday 3rd November 2018York University   STUDY DAY
A Muddy History of Britain: Prehistory to the Industrial Revolution
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: 

6 November 2018    The Arts Society    Grantham & District

Monday 12th November 2018 :    Osbaldwick & Murton WI
New members welcome

19 November   The Arts Society    Ealing
21 November   The Arts Society    Liverpool
5 December      The Arts Society     Claremont Arts Society, Esher

Saturday 8th December  2018 : York University   STUDY DAY
Exploring Classical Mythology : Land of Myths and Legends
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: 

12 December   The Arts Society    Appleby in Westorland
13 December   The Arts Society    Painswick
21 December   The Arts Society    Oundle

2019

19 January        The Arts Society    Welwyn Garden City

Saturday 9th February 2019 : York University   STUDY DAY
A Mediterranean Tour : Not Just a Load of Old Stones
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: 

7 March              The Arts Society    Gainsborough & District
13 March            The Arts Society    Totnes, followed by evening talk in Plymouth

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: 

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: 

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: 

28 November   The Arts Society    Oakham
10 December   The Arts Society    Chester
11 December    The Arts Society    Burghley, Stamford
12 December   The Arts Society     Macclesfield

2020

14 January         The Arts Society    Alton
8 December     The Arts Society    Diss

Gillian Hovell is an Arts Society Accredited Lecturer

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

 

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