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.
We also 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 or click on the link below to download the full SAES 2017-2018 programme. The 2018 -2019 programme is given in the 'News' section of this website. The 2018 - 2019 programme leaflet will be uploaded as soon as changes have been made to correct recent amendments for the October and December 2018 meetings.