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 This is the 24th June 2017 updated first edition of the new website. Southampton Ancient Egypt Society is very grateful to Gerry Palmer of Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society for his time and skill in assisting David Marriott in setting up the site. Any ideas and contributions for additions to the site will be gratefully received.

Latest: The 2017/18 programme was launched at the Penny Wilson talk on 17 June 2017. The website is being updated at the moment. The text of the programme for the new season has been completed. The complimentary photographs, to match, will be changed over during the course of the next few days. Check back later to see when this has been completed! In the meantime, apologies if you find the website in transition!

Earlier this month, the speakers and titles of the September, October and November meetings of the 2017-2018 season were posted on the programme tab. Dr Joanna Kiffin joins us in September. October sees David Goldsmith in the speaker's slot. November marks the return of Peter Phillips of Manchester Ancient Society and, of course, Ancient Egypt Magazine (which he edits.) The downladable 2017-18 Society Programme leaflet has been published and uploaded to the website.

The Society newsletter 'Hotep' is now available on this website. Click on the  'About us' tab, then find 'Hotep Newsletter.' Finally, just click on the link to the newsletter you wish to see. Enjoy!  

An informal evening class was presented by Hilary Wilson at the Oasis Academy for five Fridays; the course commenced 28th  April 2017. The class ran from 19.30 until approximately 21.00. Course fee for the five sessions was £20 for members and £25 for non-members. Future courses will be announced here.

The June informal meeting, the series where our members give the talks, was held on 23 June 2017. Speakers were Annette Winter and Anna Welch. The title was, 'Drink Like an Egyptian.' The talk was held in the Meeting Room at Oasis Academy commencing at 19.30 and ended around 21.00. The fee was £2 and includes light refreshments. The next informal talk is hoped to be in November 2017. More information will appear here as soon as available.

The 2016 - 2017 Study Day will be Bernadette Brady: 'Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Astronomy.' The date is 15th July 2017 at our Oasis Academy venue. Approximate timings start with registration / doors open at 09.30. The formal proceedings will begin at approximately 09.45 and consist of four sessions. Close out will be approximately 16.30. Fees are £20 for members and £25 for non-members. For bookings and for more information contact the Secretary at e-mail

Dr. Joanna Kiffin gives the 16th September 2017 talk - 'A Woman's Place? Female Bodies in Medicine and Literature.' This is the first full meeting of the 2017 - 2018 season. Doors open at 13.30 as usual.

Did you see the 'hoodies' that Hilary and Annette were modeling at the April and May meetings? Several members wore polo shirts at the June meeting. 'Hoodies,' sweatshirts and polo shirts, with woven Southampton Ancient Egypt Society logo, are now available to order. Sales are going well. Colours are white, navy or sky blue. Please see Annette at any future meeting.

15 July 2017
Study Day with Bernadette Brady:
'Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Astronomy.' This is a full day and, for this meeting only in the 2016 - 2017 season, the doors open at 09.30. 

16 September 2017 AGM followed by:
Joanna Kiffin:
'A Woman's Place: Female Bodies in Egyptian Medicine and Literature.'

21 October 2017 
David Goldsmith
'Egyptian Tales of Middle Kingdom Literature.'

18 November 2017: 
er Phillips:
'But Where Did They Live?'

09 December 2017:
Ian Trumble:

'Egypt in Bolton'

20 January 2018: 
Hilary Wilson:

'Three into Two Will Go: Artistic Conventions in Ancient Egypt'

17 February 2018: 
John Billman:

'Hatshepsut: The Eternal Female Pharaoh of Egypt - Her Monuments Explained'

17 March 2018:
Violaine Chauvet:

'The Ptahshepses-corpus: Inspiration in the Decoration of an Old Kingdom Family Cluster'

21 April 2018: 
Roland Enmarche:

'The Tale of Sinuhe: Biography and Poetry in Middle Kingdom Literature'

19 May 2018: 
Lucia Gahlin:

"'Brilliant Things:' Ancient Egyptian Faience'

17 June 2017: 
Glenn Worthington:
'Tutankhamun's Funeral'

21 July 2018: 
Study Day with Sarah Griffiths:
'Last of the Pharaohs: Incest, Intrigue and Bloodshed under the Ptolemis and Cleopatras.' This is a full day and, for this meeting only in the 2017 - 2018 season, the doors open at 09.30.