Win dinner date with TV historian

TV presenter, academic and author Dr Michael Scott
TV presenter, academic and author Dr Michael Scott
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Do you fancy sharing a Greek meze and glass of wine or two with TV presenter, academic, author and president of Lytham St Annes Classical Association, Dr Michael Scott?

Dr Scott gives the Association’s presidential lecture entitled Taking the Global Perspective on Ancient History at AKS, St Annes tonight from 7pm.

All those attending can buy tickets to win signed copies of Dr Scott’s books or be part of a small party sharing dinner with Dr Scott at EGO restaurant in Lytham later this evening.

The dinner is the first prize in a charity raffle organised by the Association and Dr Scott to raise money to send a local student to a UK Classics Summer School in 2016.

Dr Scott said: “I am delighted to be returning to Lytham St Annes and I look forward to meeting more members of what is now the largest Classical Association in the UK with over 200 members, and of which I am very proud to be president.

“My lecture looks at what sense of the ancient world we get when we take a much wider grand view, comparing and contrasting ancient societies, seeking out what connected and differentiated them and how they interacted, and asks what sense of the place of Greece and Rome in world history we are left with as a result?”

Dr Scott is the Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick; the author of many best-selling books including Delphi and From Democrats to Kings; and the presenter of numerous TV programmes including most recently Roman Britain from the Air (ITV) and Rome – the Invisible City on BBC1.

Tickets for Dr Scott’s lecture cost £5 and will be available on the night, with doors open from 6pm.

Membership of the Association, which includes three further lectures this year will also be available. Details from Jayne at lsaclassics@gmail.com.