Prof Julian Thomas

Professor of Archaeology

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Media contributions and coverage

My archaeological fieldwork has often been of interest to the print and broadcast media. The Stonehenge Riverside project in 2004-9 was the subject of TV programmes for Time Team, Nova and National Geographic, and was featured heavily in TV, radio and online news. In 2012-13, I was academic consultant for a series of three programmes entitled Sacred Wonders of Britain, covering sites from the Palaeolithic to the Reformation, and aired on BBC 2 in November 2013. The series achieved 2.5 million viewers, and positive press reviews.

In 2013, the Dorstone Hill excavations were reported in the Times, Financial Times and Daily Mail (amongst others), and I spoke about the site on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

In January 2014, I was one of the three presenters in a public debate on the beginning of the Neolithic organised by the Royal Archaeological Institute at the Society of Antiquaries, London. This debate formed the basis for an extensive article in Current Archaeology, a popular magazine.

In March 2014, I was one of a panel discussing the significance of Stonehenge on BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief. In May 2017 I was again on Beyond Belief, discussing ancestors and genealogy. In May 2014, I spoke about my excavations at Dorstone Hill to an audience of 400 at the Hay on Wye literary and arts festival. I have also recently spoken to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.

In 2017, excavations at Dorstone Hill featured in Series 6 of the BBC2 series, Digging for Britain.

In June 2018, I again appeared at the Hay Festival, in an event connected with the publication of my book with Keith Ray, Neolithic Britain: The Transformation of Social Worlds.

 

Media coverage and contribution

  1. Dorstone Hill excavations

    Julian Thomas

    6/07/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

  2. BBC FOUR: Digging for Britain

    Julian Thomas

    22/11/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

  3. Invasion!

    Julian Thomas

    8/09/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

  4. Digging for Britain

    Julian Thomas

    28/10/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

  5. Sacred Wonders of Britain

    Julian Thomas

    10/09/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

  6. Beyond Belief 2017

    Julian Thomas

    18/05/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

  7. Beyond Belief 2014

    Julian Thomas

    14/03/14

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other