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ARE THESE COURSES FOR YOU?
Whether you're a Time Team fan, student, or may be a teacher or academic or professional, then these courses are for YOU. All courses are accessible for all and no previous experience is ever necessary.
And if you have studied these topics before, all courses are academically sound and packed with information; they will complement your own knowledge and refresh your enthusiasm.
If you're young or old, if you love exploring the world and our ancient history, then this is for you!
WHAT WILL YOU GET IN YOUR COURSE?
- An expert and accessible tutor who has excavated at many internationally important sites: from Orkney's Neolithic Ness of Brodgar, to Roman Oplontis & Vindolanda and many others. Being ex-BBC, I remain dedicated to the old mantra 'Educate, Inform and Entertain'. Prepare to have the past brought vividly to life and to be taken on a journey that will change how you see the Ancient World ...
- A series of sumptuously illustrated video sessions taking you through a thrilling and engaging narrative.
- A special start up session with helpful guides such as a glossary, and an extra closing Next Steps lesson.
- Useful downloadable notes and special handouts such as maps and tables for your to print off at home.
- Bonus notes throughout, so that you can find and visit relevant archaeological sites for yourself, or further explore for yourself Latin lurking in the English language.
- A LIVE Q&A online session (scheduled at one time, one date each month) with The Muddy Archaeologist with chat box to ask your questions and respond and be part of the Muddy Archaeologist online community. It's your own personal FREE monthly Club for exploring the Ancient World!
- Absolutely no exams or tests except for short lightweight quizzes. These courses are for fun, discovery, learning and exploration - for us to share together.
- Stunning Value! Comprehensive but Accessible, led by your professional Expert Lecturer. Friendly & Fun. Variety of Media. Student Support. Interactive. Bonus free LIVE Monthly Q&A 'Members' Club'. What a great package!
- FREE PREVIEWS available for many courses!
What if I get stuck? NO PROBLEM. I'm here for you throughout your course - contact me privately by email and I shall support you. AND Don't forget - you can join the monthly LIVE Q&A sessions for FREE - discover yet more, and ask any questions!
Worried about time? NO PROBLEM You can start when you like, take as long as you like, and end when you like. You decide. And the course is fully mobile too - laptops and phones can both access it wherever you are, even when travelling or waiting for a train etc.
How do I pay? A selection of options for payment are available to make life as easy as possible for you:
- One-off payments
- Monthly installments
- Group Discounts
- Special Value Bundles
Still Unsure? No need to be - you can book with confidence. You have a 30-day money back no quibble guarantee.
I was transported to this far off time and place, where the cultures, architecture and ways of these early inhabitants came vividly to life
Gillian’s course opens up the Neolithic world on Orkney
Really enjoying this course
Inspiring, Reflective and Enjoyable
Gillian brings learning to life
Learned more in one hour
I had no previous knowledge but this didn't matter
Gillian Hovell is brilliant
Phaedra: Dramatic Lust & Power, Ancient & Modern9 Lessons £18.00
Minotaur! Crete's Minoan Land of Myths and Legends10 Lessons £18.00
Gift Voucher The Neolithic World of Stonehenge1 Lessons £36.00
GIFT VOUCHER for Tutankhamun Egypt Rising from the Sand1 Lessons £36.00
Buy a Latin Tea Towel (UK)1 Lessons £10.60
Tutankhamun Egypt Rising from the Sand10 Lessons £36.00
Neolithic Orkney & the Neolithic World of Stonehenge
LIVE Zoom Session with The Muddy Archaeologist FREE & by donation2 Lessons Free
All Courses, Gift Vouchers
Nero: Who Do You Think You Are?1 Lessons £95.00
Gift Voucher Practical Latin Value Bundle: Practical Latin 1 First Steps; Practical Latin 2 : Stepping Out
All Courses, Gift Vouchers
Practical Latin: 2 Stepping Out - Develop & Apply Your Latin1 Lessons £240.00
All Courses, Gift Vouchers
Practical Latin 1 : First Steps
Getting You Started1 Lessons £240.00
All Courses, Gift Vouchers
Gift Voucher'Neolithic Orkney'1 Lessons £95.00
All Courses, Classical Greece
The Original Olympics:
A 3,000 year-old Sacred Tradition2 Lessons £10.00
The Neolithic World of Stonehenge8 Lessons £36.00
Gain a thrilling new skill as you learn Latin in First Steps - Getting You Started with the building blocks of Latin. A natural and fun way to learn Latin using the examples all around us - and how to decipher the inscriptions as well as phrases we use everyday.
Polish and apply your knowledge in Practical Latin II: Stepping Out where you build your grammar and ability to 'go it alone' through inscriptions, famous classical quotes and Latin hidden around us.
It is proven that learning Latin helps to stimulate the brain - keep those grey cells active in these courses that will change the way you view not just Latin but English too.
These will be available to buy as single courses or together as a 'Practical Latin' Special Value Bundle
Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean
Plan your personal tour of discovery of the Ancient Civilizations of the Mediterranean. This is your chance to really understand the archaeology, sites and artefacts and, led by the Muddy Archaeologist, to discover how we can see the real people behind the glorious archaeological sites stones and artefacts.
COMING SOON: These courses will be available to buy singly or in a variety of Special Value Bundles.
Prehistoric Greece - Coming Soon: available as single courses
or together in the Special Value Bundle 'Prehistoric Greek Civilizations'
Two Great Ancient Civilizations - Coming Soon: available as single courses
or together in the Value Bundle 'Phoenicians & Etruscans'
Ancient Greece - Coming Soon: available as single courses
or in the Special Value Bundle 'Ancient Greek Civilizations'
Note for Teachers: Archaic Greece includes Sparta - great background for the curriculum!
Ancient Rome - Coming Soon: available as single courses
or in the Special Value Bundle 'Ancient Rome Value Bundle'
Delve into Classical Literature and read the inspirational and fascinating wisdom and genius of the ancient writers.
From Homer to Athenian Drama and on to the Roman Golden Age and beyond ...
COMING SOON: These will be available to buy singly or in a selection of Special Value Bundles:
Homer & Athenian Drama available singly or in the 'Ancient Greek Literature Value Bundle'
Lucretius, Virgil & Ovid will be available singly or with Homer in a Special Value Bundle 'Greek & Roman Epic'.
Lucretius & Cicero will be available singly or together as a Special Value Bundle 'Literature of the Roman Republic'.
Virgil and Ovid will be available singly or as a Special Value Bundle 'Augustan Literature'
Pliny's Natural History and Suetonius will be available singly or as a Special Value Bundle 'Imperial Roman Literature'.
Ancient Life COMING SOON: Available singly
or as an 'Ancient Mythology & Philosophy' Special Value Bundle
Biblical History - Available soon as series of single courses or in Special Value Bundles
Welcome to this invitation to join my new exciting online courses.
If you're looking to expand your horizons or stretch and exercise your mind,
explore ancient cultures in an exciting and personal way
or to add a fresh dimension to your studies and knowledge
then you're in the right place!
For I present lively, passionate and engaging ancient history and archaeology that connects with our lives today and which bring the past vividly to life.
Some of you will know me from our travels in the UK and throughout the Mediterranean.
I lead groups for the Smithsonian Journeys, Australians Studying Abroad (ASA) and many other UK and international companies.
Some of you have heard me talk in public, locally or nationally and internationally - maybe at the British Museum! - or at our in-person courses at York University and local venues in Yorkshire.
Some of you are meeting me for the first time now
A special, hearty, warm and friendly welcome to you!
I am sure we shall get to connect in the video lessons, quizzes and, of course, in the monthly LIVE Q&A sessions that are a free bonus to ALL who are or ever have attended a Muddy Archaeologist Online Course
I love all my work. My joy is to transform your experience of the ancient world into one that is not 'just a load of old stones'; I help you to connect with the civilization, discover and share our common humanity and enjoy and appreciate the diversity, individuality and richness of each and every culture.
For I am passionate about revealing how archaeological sites and history are full of human life and passion. I love sharing the joy of ancient history in person, in books and articles, on the media and on line. I'm a prize-winning author and one of my books, 'Visiting the Past: Finding and Understanding Britain's Archaeology', shares with you how to explore the archaeology of the British Isles from prehistory up to the medieval age and even beyond.
After graduating in Latin and Ancient History from Exeter University, I worked in BBC Television and went on to become an award-winning freelance writer, author.
I have led a community archaeology project in Yorkshire and I have excavated at major sites in the UK and Europe - including Orkney's remarkable Ness of Brodgar site.
I now lecture nationally and internationally and at York University and speak at the British Museum. I share courses around the country and lecture throughout the UK and abroad for audiences that range from local societies and luncheon clubs to Classical Associations, The Arts Society, and international groups. Every event is tailored to YOU, whoever and wherever you are.
Archaeology, Ancient History & Latin are for everyone: let me lead you on a journey into the past
with knowledge, great images, and a sense of fun and enjoyment.
Adding colour and depth to our lives today by digging deep into the past.