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Hilary Wilson. Chairman.
Society founder, author and regular speaker to the Society.

I was for some years an Associate Lecturer in Maths and Archaeology with the Open University. Since the 1990s I have taught Egyptology courses for the University of Southampton Continuing Education Department, the WEA and other adult learning groups as well as introducing Ancient Egypt to primary school pupils in the guise of Setkemet, 'The Egyptian Lady'. I have written several books on Ancient Egypt and I am a staff contributor to Ancient Egypt Magazine. Recently retired (almost) from teaching Mathematics, I devote my leisure time to writing Egyptian-themed fiction.

Glenn Worthington. Treasurer.

Annette Winter. Joint Secretary.

Nicola Simpson. Joint Secretary.
I fell in love with everything Egyptian as a young child, from mummy monsters on Scooby Doo to the amazing real pictures of colossal statues and ruined temples. I found a book on Ramesses the Great in the library at primary school and was hooked. Jenny Turner (SAES member) taught me Egyptian Hieroglyphs as an enrichment subject at Barton Peveril College and I enjoyed it so much I actually took the class twice. After completing my degree in 2000 I wanted something to keep my brain active and so joined Hilary Wilson's evening Egyptology courses at Southampton University. Hilary introduced me to the SAES and I became a member in 2004. I joined the committee in 2014 as membership secretary

Anna Welch.  Programme Secretary.

Keith Rider. Librarian.

David Marriott. Minutes Secretary, Technician and Webmaster.
Member of the Society since the beginning, David joined the Committee in 2002. Now retired, David worked in the rail industry for 40 years as a Signal Engineering Chartered Engineer. He records the Society Committee meetings and takes care of the technology during Society lectures. David has given talks to the Society on "The Journeys of Ramesses I" and "Southampton and the Battle of Omdurman". He has also given "Members' Talks" including "Pyramidiots", "The Chicago Museums" and half of the first "Egypt on Film" talk. A stalwart of adult education for many years, David has a BA in History and a MA in Social History from the University of Winchester.

Egyptian tombe painting