Bettany Hughes

‘Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. She has made a number of documentary series for UK and international broadcasters including When The Moors Ruled in Europe for Channel 4 and Divine Women for BBC 2. Bettany lectures throughout the world. She has been invited to universities in the US, Australia, Germany, Turkey and Holland to speak on subjects as diverse as Helen of Troy and the origins of female ‘Sophia’ to concepts of Time in the Islamic world. She considers her work in the lecture hall and seminar room amongst the most important, and rewarding she does. She has written and presented a number of documentaries for television includingWhen The Moors Ruled Europe, Helen of Troy and The Spartans for Channel 4. For BBC 1 she has recently made ‘The Day Jesus DiedWhat is The Point of Forgiveness‘ and for BBC 2 ,’The 7 Wonders of the Buddhist World, and ‘Atlantis: The Evidence‘. Her 2011 series Divine Women, investigating the role of women in religion though history made world headlines and sparked international debate. More information