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Blog by Gillian Hovell, The Muddy Archaeologist

Cicero and Oratory

Public speaking is a challenging skill requiring multi-tasking and it has always been this way.  During a course on Cicero that I’m leading, we explored what this greatest of orators … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Roman Britain: A Summary

I’m leading a new course on Roman Britain archaeology and thought the summary of our first session – setting the scene with the history of Roman Britain – might be of interest to … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 9 Comments

Muddy Archaeologist Show Reel

If you’re looking for a presenter, speaker or tour host who can bring your production, event or tour/cruise alive, then consider asking for an archaeologist.  We don’t (just) deal with dead places … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Classical Mythology: A Taste of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

I’m teaching a course on Classical Mythology and thought you might like a sample of one of the books of  Ovid’s great epic poem, the ‘Metamorphoses’.  Ovid claimed to have … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cicero, the Greatest Orator: Meet the Man

I’m leading a course about Cicero, the great Roman orator and statesman,  in Ripon this term.  If you’re near Ripon, it’s not too late to book a place and join us (we’ve only … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Where will 2016 take you?

Archaeological Tours with the Muddy Archaeologist 2016

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment