Gillian Hovell

Freelance Ancient Historian, Archaeologist & Lecturer Known As 'The Muddy Archaeologist'

How to hire Gillian Hovell

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When she's at corporate events, Gillian's official speaking topics are below.

  • Archaeology - Britain, Europe and the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Ancient/classical history
  • Insights on exhibitions on the Ancient World
  • Ancient roots - the origins of our professions, gardens, literature and words
  • Merry Christmas the Roman way

"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your talk at the Bloomsbury Hotel dinner last night.  You really brought Pompeii alive, and I was fascinated how similar our lives are now to then …  except that they were more sophisticated!! You need to be a new TV star!  I think we need to get your ‘brand’ to a wider audience, and get more people interested in muddy fields and Latin!" - Sue, Editor Mail On Sunday  

"Gillian’s wonderful, lively and stimulating delivery of a subject she clearly loves.  Fantastically knowledgeable and able to project this onto her audience.  Thank you so much for a great day." 

"Gillian was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining – excellent day!"

"Pitched at a great level.  Brilliant!"

"Absolutely excellent in content and presentation."

"You are a genius.  Your talks are so natural and easy to follow." 

"A super day at the university!  Thank you very much indeed, Gillian.  I really enjoyed the talks and I am sure everybody else enjoyed them too!  You gave us plenty to consider and think about." - York University CLL Study Days  

"Lively and captivating.  A joy to experience."

"Gillian’s presentations are very clear + well-structured.  Humorous and entertaining." - Voyages to Antiquity Cruises  

"My sincere thanks for a fascinating study day. Gillian’s lecture was the perfect briefing before seeing the exhibition. In fact, she gave us far greater insight and understanding into both the myth and the reality than the exhibition itself. What a brilliant lecturer she is!  Her two talks were well structured, had excellent illustrations, and every word she spoke was crystal-clear! And, most importantly, she explained a complicated subject in a clear way, and provided us with a helpful hand-out to take away."

"Gillian is a truly gifted lecturer and her talk contained much fascinating information."

'Thank you for a lot of enjoyment.' 

-Ciceroni Travel Study Day  

‘Gillian was very knowledgeable, articulate and good company.  Also, kind and helpful and her lectures were excellent. Highly recommend this host who made the holiday more enjoyable with her knowledge and personality.  Excellent manner, knowledge and attitude.  A gem.’ 

'You were a Star!  Really successful tour and you brought the subject to life!' 

‘Gillian brings learning to life in a way that inspires future interest’    

‘First class as usual from Gillian’      

‘Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!’ 

-Special Interest Archaeological Tours (Saga)