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This is the 17th February 2018 updated edition of the website. Any ideas and contributions for additions to the site will be gratefully received.

 Latest: The November and December editions of Hotep have been added. Hotep is under the 'About Us' tab and then under 'Hotep Newsletter.' Our next meeting, is Violaine Chauvet on 17th March 2018 'The Ptahshepses-corpus: Inspiration in the Decoration of an Old Kingdom Family Cluster.' This is the seventh full meeting of the 2017 - 2018 season. Doors open at 13.30 as usual. Further details are in the 'Programme' section of the website.

The next informal evening meeting of the Society, the meetings where members give the talks, will be held on 23 March 2018 and will be given by Hilary Wilson. It will be about  Khaemwaset, a son of Ramesses II. The evening talk starts at 19.30 at the Oasis venue. It will be in a small room and committee members will be on hand to direct attendees. Cost is £2 (to cover the cost of light refreshments and room hire.) Please come along and support Hilary. Further details from the Secretary on email

Hilary Wilson is running an informal course on 'Pyramids.' The course runs on Friday evenings commencing on 27th April 2018, at 19.30. Committee members will be on hand to direct attendees to the room. Cost is £20 for members and £25 for non-members. Lasting for 5 successive Fridays, the first four sessions will cover 'facts' about the Old Kingdom pyramids (27 April and then 4, 11 and 18 May.) The final session will be given by David Marriott and will include the 'fiction' surrounding pyramids on 25 May 2018. Further details from the Secretary on email

'Hoodies,' sweatshirts and polo shirts are selling well. Several members have worn them at recent meetings. They all have a woven 'Southampton Ancient Egypt Society logo,' and are available to order. Colours are white, navy or sky blue. Please see Annette at any future meeting.

16 September 2017 AGM followed by:
Joanna Kyffin:
'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 Enmarch:

'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. 

15 September 2018 AGM followed by:
Hilary Wilson:
'?' This talk will be 20 years after the Society's very first. How will Hilary surprise us? Find out soon.