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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)
2018 Ratings for Arts Society Talks:  30% Outstanding; 20% Excellent; 50% Very Good      (0%  rated Good, Passable or Poor)

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

Why not try my NEW TALKS 

  • Planets, Panthers & Palettes: Roman Pliny’s Remarkable ‘Natural History’  Discover the astonishing ways the Romans viewed the amazing natural world 2,000 years ago …  Was Pliny an eco-warrior?
  • Ancient Roots: Classical Stories growing in your Garden  Uproot the myths and uses of plants 2,000 years ago, and discover the ancient roots of our modern gardens today 

Some of the most popular Muddy Archaeologist talks are:

    • The Complete Pompeii STUDY DAY   Find out how to truly enter the world of the Romans at Pompeii.
    • 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:
    • Your Profession
    • Animals in the ancient world – myths, uses, folklore, rich images …
      Options include: Bee-keeping; Birds; Pets; Sea Life;
      Plus: Latin Names Brought to Life
    • 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;
    • 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.ukOf 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 2020 – 2021

Book now to arrange a talk by the Muddy Archaeologist 

2020

1 February         York University   STUDY DAY  (NOTE Change of Date from 8 Feb)  SOLD OUT    Repeat Study Day 21 March 2020
The Archaeology of Roman Britain

Discover how to see the Roman sites of Britain for yourself.
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store at www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

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

29 February         York University   STUDY DAY
The Complete Pompeii
A truly comprehensive view of Pompeii through archaeologists’ eyes.  The tragedy, the evidence, the reality; and how to really consider this Roman town and the surrounding sites to meet the Romans face-to-face through their art.
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store  www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

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

21 March         York University   
This is a  Repeat Study Day from 1 February 2020
The Archaeology of Roman Britain

Discover how to see the Roman sites of Britain for yourself.
10am-4.30pm Contact: York University’s Lifelong Learning
Book via York University’s online store  www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

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  www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning
Enquiries:  01904 328473    email: 

3-19 April     Travel Academy: Sicily & the Aeolian Isles TOUR

11-17 May     Ciceroni Travel: Albania TOUR

23-31 May   Smithsonian Journeys  ‘ Scottish Islands and Norwegian Fjords’ TOUR

3-18 June   ASA (Australians Studying Abroad)  Shetland and Orkney: Archaeology and Wildlife of the Northern Isles  TOUR

18 July  LECTURE AT BRITISH MUSEUM: A Muddy History of Britain 
Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2020
Soon bookable on British Museum website

20 July – 7 August    Courses at Marlborough Summer School
20-24 July Archaeology of Prehistoric  Britain   Mornings
20-24 July  Classical Literature:  Meet the Authors  Afternoons
27 -31 July   Classical Mythology & Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Lands of Myths & Legends  Mornings
3-7 August  Latin Yesterday, Today & For Ever  Mornings
3-7 August Archaeology of Roman Britain  Afternoons

20 August  LECTURE AT BRITISH MUSEUM: Ancient Perspectives of the Arctic     Accompanying the BM’s ‘Arctic’ exhibition
Soon bookable on British Museum website

16-24 September   Smithsonian Journeys ‘A Week in Sorrento’ TOUR

14 October   Ross on Wye Arts Society The Complete Pompeii STUDY DAY

15 October  Marlborough History Society A Muddy Prehistory of Britain

17-24 October:   Saga Cruise:  Guest Speaker

11 November   Acorn Ladies Lunch   What did the Romans Ever Do for Yorkshire?

12 November   Chiswick Arts Society   Pompeii: Digging Deeper with the Muddy Archaeologist

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

9 December  Woking Arts Society io Saturnalia!  Happy Christmas the Roman Way

9 December Northamptonshire  7.45pm io Saturnalia!  Happy Christmas the Roman Way

10 December   Walton Arts Society   io Saturnalia!  Happy Christmas the Roman Way

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

2021

 

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!