Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) was founded in 1998 to meet the desire of local people to learn more about and discuss Egyptology. The aims of our Society are to promote the study and public dissemination of the culture, religion, art, language, life and death in Ancient Egypt. Monthly meetings take place at Oasis Academy, Lord's Hill, Southampton. Lectures are given by top class speakers covering history, archaeology, developments in modern Egypt and news items from around the Egyptological world.
The 'News' section of this website is regularly updated. Please visit often!
DUE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS, NO MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD AT OASIS ACADEMY. TALKS TO BE VIEWED 'ON LINE' ARE BEING ARRANGED. SEE THE PANEL (LEFT) AND NEWS SECTION FOR THE NEXT 'VIRTUAL' MEETINGS, FOR YOU TO VIEW ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
We occasionally arrange visits to museums, exhibitions, collections of Egyptological interest. In the past these have included the British Museum, the Petrie Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, Eton College, Paris, Turin, Berlin, Madrid, Luxor, Lake Nasser and Cairo.
Members and visitors are warmly welcomed to our talks, study days and classes. If you are interested in joining us, you are welcome to come along to any meeting as a guest first. Membership fee is adjusted depending on time of year joining.
Our next events are in the panel on the left. The programme of physical meetings is suspended.
Please note that the 2020 / 2021 programme is PROVISIONAL. A programme leaflet will not be issued until finalised. Details of planned talks are being added to the website, but please remember these may change as the response to the Coronavirus pandemic develops.