Press Releases 2014-2015

Public Lecture by Dr Michael Scott: “What’s in a Wall?” Rethinking Greek Sanctuaries


University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s (UWTSD) School of Classics  are hosting a public lecture on Thursday 12th of November as part of the “Classics Research Seminar” series, organised by the University’s Classics Department.

On Thursday, 12th of November Dr Michael Scott, Ancient History historian will give a public lecture on Greek sanctuaries titled : “What’s in a Wall?” – Rethinking Greek Sanctuaries.

The lecture will take place at 6pm in the ‘Old Hall’ at UWTSD’s Lampeter campus.

Dr Michael Scott from the University of Warwick is well known for his TV documentaries on BBC and ITV, like “Rome’s Invisible City”, “Jesus: Rise to Power” and “Ancient Greece: the Greatest Show on Earth”.

Dr Scott is Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at University of Warwick. He believes passionately in making the ancient world as accessible as possible to a wider audience. He regularly talks in schools around the country, writes books intended for the popular market, takes part in radio programmes, and has written and presented several TV series about the ancient world for History Channel, National Geographic, BBC and ITV, such as “Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World” (BBC4); “Guilty Pleasures: Luxury in the Ancient and Medieval Words” (BBC4); “Jesus: Rise to Power” (Nat Geo); “Ancient Discoveries” (History Channel); “Who were the Greeks?” (BBC2); “The Mystery of the X Tombs” (BBC2/Nova); “Ancient Greece: the Greatest Show on Earth” (BBC4, in conjunction with the Open University) and “Roman Britain from the Air” (ITV).

Among his many publications, he published books on “Delphi: Centre of the Ancient World” (Princeton 2014), “Space and society in the Greek and Roman worlds” (Cambridge 2012), and “Delphi and Olympia: the spatial politics of Panhellenism in the archaic and classical period” (Cambridge 2010). Michael Scott is currently involved in a number of research projects, such as a project on the History of Sound, and an AHRC Research project on cognitive approaches to ancient ritual practice.

For more information, please refer to Dr Michael Scott’s personal website:

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  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014