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A rich portfolio of varied illustrated talks is available on a wide variety of aspects
of archaeology, ancient history and Latin
Click here for an additional list of talks specialising on ancient art.
Plan ahead and book me to talk during the fortnight CBA Festival of Archaeology in
Ex-BBC, I can promise you a professional, lively, engaging talk for your audience.
It’s not just dry and dusty ancient history, archaeology trenches and memories-of-school
It influences us today and shapes our modern lives; it’s alive and around us all
in our modern daily lives
And I can inspire your audiences to see life in a new, vibrant way.
Reliable, providing quality and history with humour as well as an accurate narrative
and thought-provoking insight.
Digging Deeper into History to Provide Colour and Depth to Life Today
Contact me byemailor Tel. 01423 203516 Mob. 07860 637301 to discuss topic, dates
Booking now for 2015, 2016 and 2017
Click here for a full leaflet of available NADFAS talks. They include io saturnalia!
(a festive feast of Roman traditions that still continue in our Christmas celebrations
today), Pompeii, its stunning frescoes, Roman villas, gods, their concept of beauty,
the Ancient civilisations of the Mediterranean, Prehistoric art ... and many more.
Study Days available, exploring a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman art
and how they still influence us today.
Trips and multi-day Tours can be arranged in the UK and Europe
Contact me by emailor tel. 01423 203516 Mob 07860 637301 to discuss your requirements,
dates and fees.
Enjoy a day of varied sessions that give you the context, the ‘big picture’ and the
close up detail too
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.
Museums, Festivals, Company, Society or Private Dinners, Public or Private Lectures,
University events, Fund raising, Literary Teas, Careers Events ...
Why not join in the fortnight long bonanza that is the lively CBA Festival of Archaeology
(July 2015) and let me take you on a tour or day trip to a site or museum, or a virtual
trip with an engaging and ‘tricks of the trade’ richly illustrated talk ...
I’m experienced at all these (and more) and will work with you to provide exactly
what your audience want and to suit your event:
a talk or event based about an area I’ve written on, or worked in, or about life
and work in the writing/presenting business
formal or informal, lecture-style or intimate and interactive, large groups or
serious or light-hearted single session, multi-session event, or combining a variety
(eg. Talk’n’Walk or Talk’n’Tour)
Contact me by emailor Tel. 01423 203516 Mob. 07860 637301
Contact me 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 have a guided tour in the British Museum in London of the dawn of Western Civilisation
as we travel through the Greek and Roman galleries.
11/11.30am - 5pm, allows for arrival & return by train from many locations in England.
Email me or Tel. 012423 203516 Mob. 07860 637301 for details
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
2015 Tours are released ... Click here for details
We return to Prehistoric Orkney & Shetland SOLD OUT
Discover Roman Britain at Hadrian’s Wall
- a tour from west to east and all stops in between.
Every site is fresh, every site is different, every site comes to life.
Treat yourself to Pompeii & Herculaneum, a tour of a lifetime
as we investigate Roman history and daily life around the Bay of Naples
One of the most comprehensive tours of the region around Roman Pompeii that you
can join - come with us and wallow in Roman life.
Gillian Hovell is a director of Hovell & Dent Ltd, trading as Visiting the Past
Other Muddy archaeologist activities are independent, freelance status.
Relevant and engaging, on-time, accurate, professional, courteous.
Passionate and enthusiastic, history with seriousness and humour,
And to a high professional standard.
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 772190 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 around us.
Commissioned Lecturer on cruises and tours (UK & Mediterranean) for companies such
as Voyages to Antiquity cruises, Smithsonian Journeys (Pearls of Antiquity April
2015), Saga Specialist Holidays, & director/lecturer/guide of my own archaeological
tour company, Visisting 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 and freelance for varied
magazines, inc. regular contributor.
Award-winning writer British Library / RHS international competition