Tuesday October 10th 2023, 6.30pm, Scone Arts & Crafts, Kingdon St Scone.
Members free, Guest $30
Refreshments will be served after lecture.
Gillian Hovell BA(Hons) ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’
After graduating with 2-1 (Hons) in Latin and Ancient History from Exeter University, Gillian worked in BBC Television and went on to become an award-winning freelance writer, author, international public speaker & broadcaster, specialising in archaeology, prehistory and in the Greek and Roman eras. She is a lecturer at York University and has spoken at the British Museum and frequently on TV & Radio (including BBC News Channel, BBC World Service, BBC R2 & R4 programmes such as ‘Today’ and ‘Broadcasting House’)
Having led and supported community archaeology projects in a hands-on way (hence ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’), Gillian now actively digs at major sites in the UK and Europe (from Orkney’s prehistoric Ness of Brodgar to Roman Pompeii and Vindolanda and sites and eras in between). She also teaches courses and lectures in the UK and beyond for The Arts Society, summer schools (such as Marlborough), museums (including the British Museum and the Ashmolean in Oxford and, of course, local museums), schools and audiences ranging from the WI to the national media.
A Mediterranean Tour: Not just a Load of Old Stones
This extremely popular virtual tour of the Ancient Mediterranean explores the distinctive civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean. Learn how they fitted together into a ‘big picture’. Discover how you can identify he special art or architecture of each culture and why their lives prompted them to create such features. Discover what to expect from each culture’s sites and how to find the special personal details that thrill archaeologists. You’ll never look at ancient sites in the same way again … (This talk anticipates the publication of my next book which is on the same theme).
Photo courtesy of ADFAS Scone.