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See below for dates of Muddy Archaeologist talks

A wide-ranging Range of Lectures and Courses  is available
A dedicated Art Lectures 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)

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

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9 january           Ripon Women’s Luncheon Club

14 January        Courses on Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ begin at Christ Church, Harrogate & at North Stainley

19 January        The Arts Society, Welwyn Garden City Roman Art Unearthed: What the Romans Really did for Art

21 January         Course  Greek & Roman Art begins at the Old Deanery, Ripon

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: 

4 March              Harrogate Ladies’ Luncheon

4 March              Burley in Wharfedale 050 Club  What did the Romans Ever do for Yorkshire?

7 March              The Arts Society, Gainsborough & District  A Mediterranean Tour: Not Just a Load of Old Stones

13 March            The Arts Society, Totnes (10.30am)   A Mediterranean Tour: Not Just a Load of Old Stones

13 March              The Arts Society, Plymouth (7.30pm)

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

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

14 November    Ripon Arts: Troy: The Real Story

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

14 January         The Arts Society, Alton

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