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‘The Muddy Archaeologist’

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for Gillian Hovell,

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Writer & Speaker,

historian and archaeologist

 

‘Visiting the Past Tours’

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Visiting the Past Ltd

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212 Woodfield Rd

Harrogate

North Yorkshire

HG1 4JF  

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If you’re looking for an event to spark and fuel interest in  your special interest cruise or holiday,

or to celebrate your company’s profile, then look no further:

I’m experienced in working with companies to enhance their guests’ enjoyment and sense of experience

Book me for either formal or informal atmospheres, lecture-style or intimate and interactive, large groups or small,

Tailored to suit your company’s style of engagement with your guests

Knowledgeable, friendly, dynamic.

   

Contact me by email or Tel. 01423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301

to discuss topic, requirement, dates & fees

Happy to come and discuss potential future tours and cruises with you in person

 

Or why not commission me in my capacity as lecturer and director of Visiting the Past Tours, to plan your itinerary

We specialise in providing:

 engaging narratives tying the tour together (not just a list of sites to be ‘ticked off’),

 a focus on sites’ relevance to your particular guests

  Not just histories; we teach, as we go, skills and tricks of the trade on how to understand archaeological sites

 attention to detail and attention to the well-being of your guests - We Care, You Matter

 

 

 

 

 

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As an experienced tour/cruise specialist lecturer I provide:

Relevant and engaging, on-time, accurate, professional, courteous attention to your needs and those of your guests and passengers.

Passionate & enthusiastic, history with scholarly depth and detail but with humour too, and all to a high professional standard

As an archaeologist, I bring ‘tricks of the trade’ to your tour and your guests will gain, not just a tour, but skills that will enhance every such tour they go on in the future.

I can promise to provide a memorable and enjoyable holiday/tour for your guests.

 

Dedicated to sharing archaeology, ancient history & Latin in person, in the spoken word, in the field, on-line and in the media.

 

Contact me by email or tel. 01423 203516  Mob 07860 637301

to explore what you want and to make bookings

 

Professional, independent public speaker  diverse audiences, locally, nationally and on tour

Ex-BBC Staff  (committed to entertaining as well as educating and informing)

Independent lecturer of courses in Ancient History & Latin for 14 years.  Making archaeology, ancient  history and Latin fascinating and relevant to our lives, changing the way we see the world.

Commissioned Lecturer on cruises & tours (UK & the Mediterranean) for companies such as Voyages to Antiquity cruises, Saga Specialist Holidays and Smithsonian Enterprise Cruises, & director/lecturer/guide of own archaeological tour company, Visiting the Past Tours.

12 years’ experience hands-on in the fields of community archaeology  - leading, informing and sharing with the community and beyond.

Latin & Ancient History BA(Hons)

Author with 11 years’ writing experience  Published author & varied magazines inc. regular contributions

Award-winning  writer  (British Library/RHS International Writing Competition)

 

 

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Specially for ...

Cruise & Tour organisers

& Tour/Cruise companies

 

Let’s discuss what I can do for you

Email me      Tel. 01423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301

 

Archaeology  -  Ancient History  -  Latin

Why commission me? - Events -  Planning Itineraries -  Cruises/Tours - Study Days & Trips - NADFAS

 

 

 

Why commission me?

 

Booking now for 2015 and 2016

Quality Study Days available, exploring a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman art and how they still influence us today.  3 vibrant sessions, varied in content and tone, taking your members not just on a trip into the ancient past but into an exploration of how they still influence us and what it is that connects us all.

 

Fabulous Trips and multi-day Tours can be arranged in the UK and Europe.  

Popular day trips include Hadrian’s Wall, the British Museum and sites and museums near YOU.

Why not consider a tour or cruise of the ancient art of the Mediterranean?

 

Contact me by email or tel. 01423 203516  Mob 07860 637301

to discuss your requirements, dates and fees.

 

I shall be speaking at the NADFAS Directory Day on 16th March 2015 - I hope to see you there.

 

Click here for a full leaflet of available NADFAS talks.  They include Pompeii, its stunning frescoes, Roman villas, gods, their concept of beauty, the Ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean, Prehistoric art ... and many more.  Specially commissioned talks always welcome.

 

 

 

 

NADFAS

 

Why not commission me in my capacity as lecturer and director of our tour company,

Visiting the Past Tours, to plan your special and unique itinerary

We specialise in providing:

 engaging narratives tying the tour together (not just a list of sites to be ‘ticked off’),

 a focus on sites’ relevance to your particular guests

  Not just histories; we teach, as we go, skills and tricks of the trade on how to understand archaeological sites

 attention to detail and attention to the well-being of your guests - We Care, You Matter

 

Contact me by email or Tel. 01423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301

to discuss topic, requirement, dates & fees

We are happy to come and discuss potential future tours and cruises with you in person

 

 

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PLANNING

 

Book me for a shorter trip or even a day trip for your customers,

Varied days of sessions within a day will provide the ‘big picture’ that connect us to the sites, history and/or archaeology, and we’ll dig deeper into the close-up detail too, bringing the ancients to life in a vivid and moving experience.

Contact me

or Tel. 012423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301

to arrange a day trip for your group/society

to ancient sites such as Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda, Bath, a Roman villa or two, prehistoric sites  ... and maybe their related museums too,

Or to have a guided tour of the dawn of Western Civilisation as we travel through the Greek and Roman galleries. 11/11.30am - 5pm in the museum, allows for arrival & return by train from many locations in England.

 

Ancient History, Archaeology and Latin all made relevant and dynamic - it will change the way you view the modern world!

 

Please contact me (email or phone 01423 203516 / 07860 637301) to discuss your requirements, budget and a range of options.

 

 

 

STUDY DAYS & TRIPS

Cruises & Tours -  Courses & Classes  -  Talks / NADFAS

Events - Study Days & Trips  -   

Books -  Articles  - TV & Radio  -  Interviews  

 

Email me      Tel. 01423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301

 

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Contact me to discuss how, as a specialist lecturer and guide in archaeology and ancient history, I can take your tour or cruise to another level to give your guests and passengers the trip of a lifetime

 

 

Or why not let us, at my tour company, Visiting the Past Tours, help you to organise a special holiday or tour for your group/society/staff.  

From the initial planning stages, to the fine detail,

Visiting the Past Tours can help you.

 

Contact me by email or Tel. 012423 203516  Mob. 07860 637301for details

 

‘The Muddy Archaeologist’ is also the archaeology host for the following

Saga Special Interest Archaeological Holidays

Ancient Wessex 29th June - 3rd July 2015

Pompeii 30th Sept - 7th October 2015

Pompeii 7-14th October 2015

Tunisia 20th-29th October 2015

 

Smithsonian Journeys guest lecturer for the ‘Pearls to Antiquity’ cruise 2015

 

 

Visiting the Past Tours can take you and your society/group on a thrilling and engrossing narrative that lasts for a couple or days or up to 10 days or more.  Archaeological sites, visits to ongoing digs, evening lectures/briefings, illustrated handouts ... It’s not just a guided tour, it’s a visit into the past!Prehistory, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Monastic, Knights Hospitallers .... Many specialisms catered for.

Contact me to discuss options   

Tel. 01423 203516   Mob. 07860 637301

Organised by Omega Holidays. ATOL Protected 6081.  

Organised by Omega Short Breaks Ltd. ABTA Y5914.

 

Gillian  Hovell is a director of Hovell & Dent Ltd, trading as Visiting the Past Tours.

Other Muddy archaeologist activities are independent, freelance status.

 

 

 

 

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QUOTES

 

Voyages to Antiquity passenger feedback

Very entertaining and informative’

 

‘Interesting and pitched to all levels’

Made it all come alive’

 

‘Inspiring lecturer’

 

‘Please can we have Gillian again’

 

Saga guest feedback

 

‘Gillian is an excellent communicatior and very knowledgeable’

 

‘Gillian was well-prepared’

 

‘Presentations and paperwork supplied was excellent’

 

‘Gillian was excellent, thoughtful, knowledgeable and all round good company.

Highly recommended’

 

‘Helpful and caring of all her flock’

 

Visiting the Past Customer Feedback

 

‘A million thanks for a fantastic, memorable holiday’

 

‘Inspiring’

 

‘Most enjoyable’

 

‘Brought out the little boy in me!’

 

‘The help and consideration I received when I had difficulties was really marvellous’

 

‘Very interesting + inspiring + great fun too’

 

‘Appreciated the range of sites’

 

‘Absolutely loved the tour’

 

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