Bolton School Senior Girls

School to Welcome TV Historian for Talk on Sicily

On 20 February 2018, Bolton School will welcome historian Michael Scott to give a free public talk in the Girls’ Division Great Hall about Sicily - An Island For Everyone.

For the Ancient Greeks, Sicily was a land of gods and monsters. Since then, it has been fought over and claimed by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Barbarians and Byzantines. Michael travelled to Sicily to find out how 3,000 years of conquest and settlement have shaped the identity of the island.

His talk will be based his most recent television programme, Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean. This two part BBC series examined the history of Sicily as a cultural melting pot from the Neolithic period to the modern day and asked what it means to be Sicilian.

Michael is associate professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick University and their admissions tutor. He also writes books and articles, 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.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Tuesday 20 February 2018, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mrs Julie Hone, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Arts (


This event is part of an ongoing series Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls' Division. Click the link to discover the full programme of events for 2017/18.

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