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After graduating in Latin & Ancient History from Exeter University in 1983, I spent
several years working in BBC Television on everything from live television at No.10
to the Domesday Project (remember that?) and a spell in Children’s Programmes, as
well as Drama Series & Serials and Science & Features.
I moved to North Yorkshire where I began to throw myself (often literally) into archaeology
and started my award-winning writing and public speaking career.
I love to share history through teaching Latin and Classical History, community archaeology
projects, writing books and articles, or presenting in person, on-line, in the media
and on tours and cruises to demystify the past - I aim to open our eyes to see that
it’s all around us, if we just know where to look ...
“But what use is Latin and Ancient History?” is a question I am frequently asked,
to which my answers were, and are, many and varied but which nearly always include
the concept "because it's FUN!".
For history and archaeology are all around us. We see it every day of our lives and
use Latin and classical echoes all the time, often without even realising it - and
it can be great fun. Honest. And it’s a privilege to be at the cutting edge of unearthing
and sharing muddy history when I’m out on community archaeology sites or major international