|Born||17 October 1958|
|Occupation||University of Cambridge|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
|Sub-discipline||Etruscan iconography, polychromy in Greek sculpture|
Nygel "Nigel" Jonathan Spivey (born 17 October 1958) is a British classicist and academic, specialising in classical art and archaeology. He is a senior lecturer in classics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Emmanuel College. He has written extensively on the Etruscans and on the Olympic Games.
He has presented various television series:
- For BBC: How Art Made the World, 2005
- For ITV: Digging for Jesus, 2005
- For Channel 5: Kings and Queens, and Heroes of World War II.
- Understanding Greek Sculpture
- Etruscan Art (1997)
- Greek Art & Ideas (1997)
- Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude (2001)
- Panorama of the Classical World (With Michael Squire) (2004)
- The Ancient Olympics: War minus the shooting (2004)
- Songs On Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real (2005)
- Greek Sculpture (2013), an "entire renovation" of Understanding Greek Sculpture.
He leads archaeological tours for Peter Sommer Travels.
- Spivey, N. (2013), "Preface" in Greek Sculpture, Cambridge University Press, 9780521756983