Discovering the Picts online talk - 24 March 2021


02 February 2021
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History Scotland's newest online event is 'Discovering The Picts', a lecture by Professor Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen.

The online talk will draw directly on the results of the University of Aberdeen Northern Picts and Leverhulme funded Comparative Kingship projects that have identified a whole series of hitherto unknown Pictish power centres and shed new light on long discussed, but poorly understood sites, helping reveal the pathways to power that Pictish rulers followed to create the powerful polities that dominated this region for over 600 years.


Speaker profile
Professor Gordon Noble MA (Aberdeen), MA (UCL), PhD (Reading), FSAScot is based in the department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. He was appointed as lecturer to the department at Aberdeen in July 2008. In 2012 he became Senior Lecturer, Head of Department in 2015, Reader in 2017 and Professor in 2019. He is also a Honorary Curatorial Fellow to the University Museums. 

Professor Noble has undertaken landscape research and directed field projects across Scotland. He has worked on a wide range of landscapes and archaeology projects from the Mesolithic to Medieval periods.


Book your place

The one-hour talk will be held on Zoom on 24 March 2021, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Starts 6.30pm GMT (see world time convertor here for the equivalent time in your country outside the UK). The event will be recorded and participants will be sent a link to the recording the day after the event. This will be valid for 7 days.

Book your place here for £10.


Professor Noble is donating his speaker fee and ticket royalties from this event to the Tarbat Discovery Centre. Find out more at the centre's website.