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Programme 2020 - 2021 and 2021 - 2022

  Download our 2019 -2020 programme leaflet by clicking:  prog 19-20 for web.pdf (556.6KB)

NOTE THAT THE 2021 - 2022 AND SUBSEQUENT PROGRAMME LEAFLETS WILL NOT BE PRODUCED UNTIL THE CURRENT COVID-19 CRISIS IS RESOLVED. THE PROGRAMME BELOW IS FINALISED, BUT IT IS UNCLEAR WHEN PHYSICAL MEETINGS AT OASIS WILL RESUME. IN THE MEANTIME, TALKS WILL BE VIRTUAL ON ZOOM.

All meetings are Saturdays and commence at 14.00 UK time, unless stated differently. 

 EXTRA MEETING 08  September 2021 at 18.30 for a 19.00 start, UK time:  

Professor Barry Kemp 'Was Amarna Really A City Of Gold?

This meeting costs £5 and the fee is considered as a donation to the Amarna Trust. It does not form part of the multiple meeting fee payment for the Saturday lectures.

In the eyes of foreign princes, gold was as "plentiful as dust" in Egypt in the time of Akhenaten and they said so in letters addressed to him. Did they exaggerate? Archaeologists have actually found very little gold at Amarna but a careful assessment of evidence gives us hints of metallic wealth, including gold, spread through the city. 

Professor Barry Kemp studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1962. He was appointed Assistant Lecturer at the University of Cambridge the following year, remaining there until retirement (as Professor of Egyptology) in 2007. He continues with research and fieldwork. He is particularly associated with the ancient city of Tell el-Amarna, where  he has worked since 1977. The programme of survey, excavation and repairs to ancient buildings continues, in conjunction with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. Publication of work completed is a further preoccupation. (Biography adapted from the British Academy Website www.the britishacademy.ac.uk/fellows/barry-kemp-FBA/) The Amarna Project web site: www.amarnaproject.com 

Thursday 16 September 2021: 'Annual General Meeting.'

This meeting is free and for members only; it commences at 19.00. (All other meetings are open to visitors.)  

18 September 2021:  

Hilary Wilson 'The Aegean Connection 2: Egypt and the Sea Peoples.' 

Following on from her investigation of Egyptian trade in the Eastern Mediterranean, Hilary will explore the political and military connections between Egypt and the Aegean groups known collectively as the Sea Peoples. This will include a review of the various theories as to the origins of these sea-faring warriors and the reasons behind their migration into Egypt’s sphere of influence. Their alliances with each other and with Libyan groups led to significant military actions, especially in the reigns of Merenptah and Ramesses III. The outcomes of these conflicts will be discussed to evaluate the contribution of the Sea Peoples to the decline of Egypt’s New Kingdom and the Late Bronze Age Collapse, which saw the demise of some long-established cultures in the region, such as the Hittites, and the appearance of new powers like the Philistines and Phoenicians.

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

16 October 2021:   

Bernadette Brady 'An Astronomical Ceiling at Esna: The Egyptian Story of the Sun and the Moon.'  

The ceiling of the hypostyle hall in the Temple of Khnum, Esna, contains a complex astronomical and astrological scene. Built in the first century CE with its decoration not completed until the third century, this ceiling captures some of the last images of the Egyptian view of the heavens. Now being cleaned, these images are slowly revealing the glory of the Egyptian view of the path of the sun and the journey of the moon. This lecture unpacks the rich imagery and mythology of the Egyptian view of the sun and the moon.  

Bernadette Brady holds a PhD in Anthropology (2012), MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (2005) and a Certificate in Egyptology from Manchester University (2020). She is currently a lecturer on the online Master of Arts in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology for the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. Bernadette was the course director for the 2019 Bloomsbury Summer School in Luxor on Egyptian Cultural Astronomy and has lectured widely on this subject. 

20 November 2021:   

Nicky van de Beek 'From Saqqara to Leiden: The Journey of the Tomb Chapel of Hetepherakhet.'  

The offering chapel of Hetepherakhty was once part of a mastaba tomb in the desert of Saqqara. It dates back to the fifth dynasty, when kings built pyramid complexes and sun temples scattered around the Memphite necropolis. Hetepherakhty held titles of a judicial nature, but as a priest he was also connected to the cult of former kings. His modest sized offering chapel is decorated with high quality relief decoration. It shows him spearfishing in the marshes, inspecting agricultural activities and enjoying a funeral meal. He is surrounded by scenes of fishing, fowling, baking and brewing, as well as preparations for his funeral. The tomb was excavated by Auguste Mariette in the1860s, when a different stance was held with regard to antiquities than nowadays. How did the tomb chapel end up in a museum in Leiden? What happened during its long museum history? And how can it be studied using modern technology? 

Nicky van de Beek is a PhD student at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, where she studies representations of landscape in tomb iconography from the Old to the New Kingdom. She has excavated in Luxor and Saqqara, and loves to wander around these sites with her camera. 

EXTRA MEETING Thursday 25 November 2021 at 7 pm:  

John Wyatt 'Herodotus on Egyptian Animals - Fact or Fiction?

Herodotus has been described as both the Father of History and the Father of Lies. This talk examines his statements on Egyptian wildlife in Book 2 of his Histories and assesses their accuracy as a partial answer to this question.  

18 December 2021:  

Dr. Heidi Köpp-Junk 'Music in Ancient Egypt and its Beginnings - Latest Research in Music Archaeology (this lecture includes live music.)

In the Old Kingdom, a great number of textual and iconographic documents refer to music and musicians, and even a complex hierarchy of musicians. Music was not only an entertaining factor, but played a major role in ritual context, be it in temples or tombs, and at the royal court. The earliest evidence for music in Egypt is much older and dates back to the 5th millennium BC. The lecture, showing the current research results of ancient Egyptian music archaeology, deals with the origins in Neolithic, Predynastic and Early Dynastic Times that allowed the development of the complex system as attested in the Old kingdom.

Dr. Heidi Köpp-Junk holds a doctorate in Egyptology, is a music archaeologist and a trained singer (opera, art song).  

15 January 2022:   

Sarah Griffiths 'Ptolemaic Girl Power: Arsinoe II, Berenice II and Cleopatra VII.'  

The Ptolemaic Dynasty was a final flowering of pharaonic Egypt, but with a distinctive Greek flavour – a continuation of Egypt’s religious traditions by a foreign elite with their own Hellenistic culture and traditions. And yet the House of Ptolemy was a family at war with itself, a complex tangle of relationships based on sibling marriages that gave the formidable Ptolemaic queens positions of considerable power and influence but also contributed to dynastic instability. Sarah Griffiths will paint a vivid picture of the rise and fall of Egypt’s last ancient dynasty, exploring the lives of three of Egypt’s most powerful women set against a backdrop of corruption, intrigue, murder, foreign wars, civil unrest and the series of catastrophic events that led to the decline of the kingdom and its final annexation by Rome. 

Sarah Griffiths is Deputy Editor of Ancient Egypt Magazine. 

EXTRA MEETING Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 7 pm:

Selina Ikram 'Discoveries in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey.'  

Kharga Oasis, the largest oasis in the western desert has been relatively unexplored until recently. New work has revealed a series of large Roman forts, petroglyphs, and Pharaonic inscriptions that reveal the long and rich history of exploitation of this oasis. An overview of new discoveries made by the North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey are presented here. 

Salima Ikram is a leading expert on animal mummies. As founder and co-director of the Animal Mummy project at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, she has emerged as one of the leading scholars in Egyptian funerary archaeology. Combining an interest in and understanding of the past with a passion of preserving it for the future, she has brought the little known world of animal mummies to light. Highlights of her professional career include a visiting scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), a consultant Egyptologist at Giza, Saqqara, Abu Sir, Valley of the Kings, and Co-Director of the North Kharga Oasis Survey.  

19 February 2022: 

Carl Graves 'The Lady that led to Tutankhamun: The Life and Legacy of Amelia Edwards.'   

It is fair to say that without Amelia Edwards, Howard Carter may never have begun his career in Egyptology and subsequently never led the team that discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. But Amelia’s legacy stretches far beyond the boy king and continues to play a role in the development of British Egyptology from nostalgia all the way to the next generation. As we come to the 140th anniversary of Amelia’s founding of the Egypt Exploration Fund and 130 years since her passing, this talk will reflect on Amelia’s life and legacy. Together, we’ll unpack some problematic aspects of her work, as well as contemplate the events of her own life and how they led to her becoming ‘The Godmother of Egyptology’. 

Carl Graves is the Director of the Egypt Exploration Society and has worked there since 2013. He gained his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2017 on the subject of Middle Kingdom landscapes of the Nile Valley and previously spoke to Southampton Ancient Egypt Society about the relationship between Egypt and Nubia.   

19 March 2022:  

Nicky Nielsen 'Excavating the City of the Snake Goddess: Flinders Petrie at Tell Nabasha.'    

In the Spring of 1886, British archaeologist Flinders Petrie conducted excavations at the site of Tell Nabasha in the north-eastern Nile Delta. In this talk, we will explore the most significant discoveries in the area, focusing in particular on the material from the site now held in the collections of the British Museum. 

Nicky Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. He is also the author of two books on ancient Egypt: Pharaoh Seti I (2017) and Egyptomaniacs (2020). His research focuses on ancient Egyptian material culture of the New Kingdom and Late Period. 

16 April 2022:  

Mark Walker '"A Real Egyptian Temple?" - The Iseum at Pompeii.'  

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii was both destroyed and preserved by the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Its discovery in 1764 caused a sensation providing an insight into two lost ancient civilisations, Rome and Egypt.  Recently the Naples Archaeological Museum described it as "a real Egyptian temple" but how accurate is this description? Mark hopes to answer this question by comparing the Pompeii Iseum with contemporary temples of Isis in Egypt that were active in the First Century CE.  

Mark Walker is a founder Member and former Deputy Chair of Southampton Ancient Egypt Society. 

EXTRA MEETING Thursday 05 May 2022 at 7 pm: 

Cédric Gobeil  'The Turin Museum’s current research at Deir el-Medina.'

Within the framework of the French Archaeological mission at Deir El-Medina carried by the IFAO, the Museo Egizio of Turin is conducting research on a few Ramesside tombs located in the western necropolis. These tombs have been chosen based on the many artefacts belonging to their owners which are now kept in the museum. In addition to giving the opportunity to study the fragile tomb structures using new technologies, this fieldwork is a unique chance to re-contextualize many objects of the museum’s collection, shedding a new and fresh light on them. In a few seasons, the Turin team will ultimately be able to protect and conserve these monuments for future generations.   

Dr. Cédric Gobeil is a Canadian and French Egyptologist, specializing in the archaeology of daily life and New Kingdom material culture, with a primary focus on Deirel-Medina. Having obtained his PhD in France (Université Paris IV-Sorbonne), he worked in Egypt for the Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire and in the United Kingdom for the Egypt Exploration Society, before being appointed curator at the Museo Egizio in Turin in 2019. In addition to his curatorial duties, he is also adjunct professor in the History Department at the Université du Québec à Montréal and research associate at the HiSoMA Research Unit in Lyon (CNRS - France). 

21 May 2022:  

Claudia Naser 'Provisions for the Dead, Ritual Implements, Luxury Objects? Conceptualising Grave Goods in the New Kingdom Elite Contexts.'  

Ancient Egypt is often held synonymous with an excessive concern for the afterlife. Packed burial chambers, with funerary provisions piled one above the other or neatly arranged around the coffin, are prominent images in this respect. At the same time, grave inventories do not feature prominently in scholarly analyses. Conventional studies and museum displays mostly treat them as object assem­blages that illustrate aspects of earthly life, represent social status, and can be explained through the religious concepts known from texts and depictions. This talk will investigate grave goods in their own right. Using assemblages from New Kingdom contexts in the Theban elite necropolis, we will look into what they tell us about the motivations – religious, social, emotional and practical – which guided the composition of grave inventories. And we will explore the evidence they give about the preparation and implementation of the funeral as well as the multiple dimensions of subsequent use and reuse of graves.  

Claudia Naser is a lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at University College, London. She studied in Berlin, Germany and Cambridge, England. She first went to the Sudan in 1992, when a student working on excavations in Meroe and Kuduro. She later directed the Humboldt University Archaeological Mission to the Fourth Nile Cataract. She has directed archaeological projects in Sudan since the mid-2000s. She is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology.

Biography adapted from information on the websites of Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society  www.tvaes.org.uk and the Mograt Island Archaeological Mission www.mogratarchaeology.com/en/team/claudia-naser 

18 June 2022:   

Andrew Shortland 'BLUE: Ancient Egyptian Glass and Glazes.'  

 This talk considers some of the most important and interesting of the materials produced by ancient Egyptian craftsmen - glass, faience and other glazed materials. It discusses what is known about their raw materials and technological production, how they were used and what they symbolised. It draws on wide-ranging sources of evidence from texts, through archaeological and historical sources, to the latest scientific analytical techniques. It focusses on the importance of the colour blue, the links between blue glass/glaze and blue stones and the significance of both in Egyptian magic and symbolism. 

 Andrew Shortland is Professor of Archaeological Science and (since 2016) Director of Cranfield Forensic Institute of Cranfield University. After reading a BA in geology at the University of Oxford, he spent a year working the Oxford Earth Sciences Department helping provenance copper and bronze objects from the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean. He continued at Oxford to read for a masters' degree in Prehistoric Archaeology before working in the Civil Service. Andrew returned to Oxford to research Egyptology, receiving a DPhil for work on vitreous materials from Amarna in Middle Egypt. After time as a Research Fellow and the University Research Lecturer at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology in Oxford, he moved to Cranfield University in 2005. 

Biography adapted from information on the website of Cranfield University www.cranfield.ac.uk/people/professor-andrew-shortland-733615  

STUDY DAY 16 July 2022 (Start time to be advised):  

 John Wyatt and Hilary Wilson 'Small Creatures - The Less Familiar Wildlife of Ancient Egypt.'   

This day will be delivered over four sessions, each devoted to a group of the lesser-known wild animals portrayed in Egyptian art and artefacts. John’s zoological identification of the various species will be combined with Hilary’s analysis of the cultural or religious significance of these animals within Egyptian society. 

    1: Tooth and Claw – The Smaller Cats and Dogs
 
    2:  Matters of Identification – Art v Zoology
 
    3:  Living on the Edge – Dwellers of the Desert Fringes
 
    4:  Sink or Swim – Tortoises and Turtles
 
There will also be an Introduction and Q&A sessions, timings to be published later.  

 

  

Past Talks Given to SAES

A list of talks given in the past is listed here:

18th September 2021: Hilary Wilson: 'The Aegean Connection 2: Egypt and the Sea Peoples.'  (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

08th September 2021: Barry Kemp: 'Was Amarna Really a City of Gold?' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

21st August 2021: Dylan Bickerstaffe: 'Royal Ladies of the New Kingdom, Part 2.' (Study Day.) (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

24th July 2021: Dylan Bickerstaffe: 'Royal Ladies of the New Kingdom, Part 1.' (Study Day.) (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

19th June 2021: Marcel Marée: 'Circulating Artefacts: An online platform against the looting and sale of illicit antiquities.'  (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

15th May 2021: Liam McNamara: 'Exploring the Dynastic Town And Temple Enclosure At Hierakonpolis.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

29th April 2021: Anna Garnett: 'An Update From the Petrie Museum.'  (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

17th April 2021: Rosalie David:  'Egyptian Mummies And Modern Science: Research at the KNH Centre For Biological Egyptology, University of Manchester.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

20th March 2021: Ian Trimble: 'Annie Barlow and the Origins of the Bolton Collection.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

20th February 2021: Paul Whelan: 'The Symbiosis of King and Cult - Abydos in the Old Kingdom.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

27th January 2021: Maria Nilsson and John Ward: 'Life & death in Ancient Kheny, based on new discoveries at Gebel el-Silsila.’ (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.)  

16th January 2021: John Billman: 'Art of the Old Kingdom.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

19th December 2020: Lee Young: 'Letters From The Desert: The Story of Amice Calverley and Myrtle Broome.'  (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

3rd December 2020: Beth Asbury: 'Maat, Morals and Justice in Ancient Egypt.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.)  

21st November 2020: Hana Navratilova: 'A Scribe's Life.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

17th October 2020: Kate Spence: 'House and Home: Urbanism and Society at Amarna.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

19th September 2020: Hilary Wilson: 'The Aegean Connection: Trade and Tribute.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.)

18th July 2020: Campbell Price: 'While Skulls Bobbled on the Waves: Petrie at Hawara.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.) 

20th June 2020: Carl Graves: 'Tents and Tombs: Accommodating Archaeologists.' (Virtual Meeting using Zoom.)

15th February 2020: Lee Young: ;The Life and Work of Nina de Garies Davies.' 

18th January 2020: Sarah Griffiths: 'The Rise of the Middle Kingdom: Nebhepetre Mentuhotep & the Return of the Pooh-Bahs.'

14th December 2019: Hilary Wilson: 'Age Cannot Wither Her: The Lasting Allure of Cleopatra.'

16th November 2019: Glenn Godenho: 'Being an Ideal Official in a Less Than Ideal World.' 

19th  October 2019: Wolfram Grajetzki: 'Looking Like A Goddess. Jewellery of the Middle Kingdom.'

21st September 2019: Hilary Wilson: 'Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun, Female Horus.' 

 20th July 2019: Aidan Dodson: 'Valley of the Kings.' {Study Day}   

15th June 2019: Robert Morkot 'Gebel Barkal, The Holy Mountain of Napata.’  

18th May 2019: Luigi Prada Egypt in Rome: Obelisks and Ancient Cultural Appropriation.’  

13th April 2019: Paul Collins Egypt’s Origins – The View From Mesopotamia and Iran.’  

16th March 2019: Paul Nicholson Going to the Dogs: New Work at the Catacombs of Anubis, North Saqqara.’  

16th February 2019: John J Johnston:Seth, Lord of Chaos, Defender of Re: The Chequered Career of a Deity.’  

19th January 2019: Nigel Strudwick: ‘Egyptian Decrees, Biographies, Accounts and Formulae in the Age of the Pyramids.’  

15th December 2018: John Wyatt: 'The Other Gifts of the Nile: Birds and Wildlife of Ancient Egypt.'

17th November 2018: Lidija McKnight: 'Gifts of the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed.'

20th October 2018: Chris Naunton: 'Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt: Why, How and What Next?'

15th September 2018: Hilary Wilson: 'Many Happy Returns: Egyptian Celebrations of Rebirth and Renewal.'

21st July 2018: Sarah Griffiths: 'Last of the Pharaohs: Incest, Intrigue and Bloodshed under the Ptolemies and Cleopatras.' {Study Day}  

16th June 2018: Glenn Worthington: 'Tutankhamun's Funeral.' 

19th May 2018: Lucia Gahlin: 'Brilliant Things: Ancient Egyptian Faience.' 

21st April 2018 Roland Enmarche: 'The Tale of Sinuhe: Biography and Poetry in Middle Kingdom Literature.'

17th March 2018 Violaine Chauvet: 'The Ptahshepses-corpus: Inspiration in the Decoration of an Old Kingdom Family Cluster.'

17th February 2018 John Billman 'Hatshepsut: The Eternal Female Pharaoh of Egypt - Her Monuments Explored.'

20th January 2018 Hilary Wilson 'Three Into Two Will Go: Artistic Conventions in Ancient Egypt.' 

9th December 2017 Ian Trumble 'Egypt in Bolton.' 

18th November 2017 Peter Phillips 'But Where Did They Live?' 

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

16th September 2017 Joanna Kyffin 'A Woman's Place: Female Bodies in Egyptian Medicine and Literature.' 

15th July 2017 Bernadette Brady 'Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Astronomy.' {Study Day}

17th June 2017 Penny Wilson 'Sais: Biography of an Ancient Egyptian Royal City.'

20th May 2017 Campbell Price 'Statues, Sailors and Strategy in Saite Egypt.'

22nd April 2017 John Wyatt 'Djehutihotep: Great Chief of the Hare Nome.'

18th March 2017 Paul Nicholson 'The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara.'

18th February 2017 Paul Collins 'Egypt and the Assyrian Empire.'

21st January 2017 Alan Reblein 'Egyptian Wall Paintings.'

10th December 2016 Glenn Worthington 'Theban Holidays: The Festivals of Thebes.'

19th November 2016 Tessa Baber 'The "Mummy Pits" of Ancient Egypt.'

15th October 2016 David Marriott 'Egyptian Odyssey: Ancient Egypt in 90 Minutes!'

10th September 2016 Lee Young 'The Lure of the East: Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt.'

16th July 2016 Aidan Dodson 'The Temples of Thebes.' {Study Day}

18th June 2016 Kris Strutt 'Reflections on the Nile: Some Results from the Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey.'

21st May 2016 Glenn Worthington 'Piercing the Sky: The Obelisks of Egypt.'

16th April 2016 Andrew Shortland 'Radiocarbon and the Chronologies of Ancient Egypt.'

19th March 2016 Carl Graves 'Nubia: What Lies Beneath.'

20th February 2016 Hilary Wilson 'Who was Who in Tutankhamun's Court.'

16th January 2016 Sonia Zakrzewski 'Identity, Disability and Personhood in Egyptian Bioarchaeology.'

12th December 2015 David Goldsmith 'The Beauty of the Egyptian Harp: Forgotten Melodies.'

21st November 2015 Marsia Bealby 'Game Theory and the Study of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.'

17th October 2015 Reg Clark 'Tomb Security from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.'

19th September 2015 Joanna Kyffin 'Reading Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells as Poetry.'

18th July 2015 Hilary Wilson 'Gifts of the Nile - Water Plants in Ancient Egyptian Culture.'

20th June 2015 Irving Finkel 'Ancient Egyptian Board Games.'

16th May 2015 Kasia Szpakowska 'The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Milennium BC.'

18th April 2015 Kelly Accetta 'Thresholds of the Gods: The Significance of Doors and Doorways in Ancient Egyptian Religious Belief and Practice.'

21st March 2015 Mark Walker 'Cinematic Adventures in Egypt - Archaeologists, Spies and Detectives.'

21st February 2015 John Billman 'Hidden Abydos - What the Tourists Don't See in the Realm of Osiris.'

17th January 2015 Leire Olabarria 'I am One Who Listens to his Family: Kith and Kin in Ancient Egypt.'

13th December 2014 Beth Asbury 'Ancient Egypt at the Pitt Rivers Museum.'

15th November 2014 Luigi Prada 'Reading the Future in Dreams, Geckos and Oil Stains: Ancient Egyptian Divination.'

18th October 2014 Charlotte Booth 'Hanging Out with Tutankhamun.'

20th September 2014 Francis Lankester 'Egyptian Rock Art: From the "Cave of the Swimmers" to the Red Sea.'

19th July 2014 Barry Kemp 'Amarna Study Day.'

21st June 2014 John Taylor 'Women as Osiris, Women as Hathor: The Evolving Status of the Female in the Funerary World of Ancient Egypt.'

17th May 2014 Chris Naunton 'What Killed Tutankamun?'

12th April 2014 Campbell Price 'How Did Ancient Egyptian Statues Work?'

15th March 2014 No Meeting

15th February 2014 Alan Lloyd 'Death in Ancient Egypt.'

18th January 2014 Hilary Wilson 'Who Did They Think They Were? Tracing Egyptian Family Trees.'

14th December 2013 Dylan Bickerstaffe 'The Tomb-robbers of No-Amun: Power Struggles Under Ramesses IX.'

16th November 2013 George Hart 'Pharaohs & Nomarchs of Middle Kingdom Egypt.'

19th October 2013 Dyan Hilton 'Ancient Glass Technology.'

21st September 2013 John Wyatt 'Baket III: The Birdman of Beni Hasan.'

15th June 2013 Derek Welsby 'Kawa and its Hinterland Before and After the Egyptian Conquest.'

18th May 2013 John Billman 'Re-discovering a Lost Necropolis: Kushite Tombs in the Theban South Asasif.'

20th April 2013 Geoffrey T Martin 'Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings.' 

16th March 2013 Alice Stevenson 'Young Petrie and Late Victorian Archaeology.'

16th February 2013 David Marriott 'Southampton, the Battle of Omdurman and the Anglo-Egyptian Army' & Hilary Wilson 'Egyptian Family Matters.'

19th January 2013 No Meeting

08th December 2012 Julian Whitewright 'From Lake Mareotis to the Red Sea: Maritime Connections and Ports in Roman Egypt.'

17th November 2012 Ian Shaw 'Digging Old Kingdom Desert Sites - Fieldwork at the Hatnub &Gebel el-Asr Quarries.'

20th October 2012 Brian Sparkes 'Faces in the Desert Sands.'

15th September 2012 Glenn Worthington 'The Window of Appearance.'

16th June 2012 Aidan Dodson 'The Royal Tombs of Tanis.'

19th May 2012 Anthony Leahy 'Abydos and the Cult of Osiris.'

21st April 2012 Campbell Price 'Exploring Uncharted Sands: The Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project 1990 - Present.'

17th March 2012 Robert Morkot 'Abu Simbel: Exploring and Understanding the Temple.'

18th February 2012 Meg Gunlach 'Pedamenope: The Man and his Monuments.'

21st January 2012 Mark Walker 'Ancient Egypt in Science Fiction.'

10th December 2011 Dylan Bickerstaffe 'Poison, Forgery and Voodoo: The Harem Conspiracy Against Ramesses III.'

19th November 2011 Hilary Wilson 'Ramesses II: Wives and Family

15th October 2011 Albert Prince 'Little Known aspects of Egyptianised London and Parts of the South East.

17th September 2011 Karen Exell 'An Ancient Egyptian Magician at the Manchester Museum.'

17th July 2011 John Wyatt and Jackie Gardner 'Marwell Animals - Animals the Ancient Egyptians Would Have Known.' {Study Day}

18th June 2011 Carol Andrews 'What the Tourist Never Sees.'

21st May 2011 Lucia Gahlin 'In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Old Kingdom Life at Giza.'

16th April 2011 Angela MacDonald 'Glimpses of Life in Letters to the Dead.'

19th March 2011 Chris Naunton 'Digging in Egypt and Digging in Archives: How Archaeologists got Egyptology Where it is Today.'

19th February 2011 Caroline Graves-Brown 'Spitting Knives and Flint Snakes: The Religious Significance of Flint in Ancient Egypt.'

15th January 2011 Kenneth Griffin 'The Rekhyt People and the Things They Do: Popular Worship in Egypt.'

11th December 2010 Stephanie Roberts 'Tahemaa, a Lady from Thebes.'

20th November 2010 David Marriott 'Niagara Falls to Luxor (Via Atlanta) - The Journey of Ramesses I.'

16th October 2010 Rosalind Janssen 'A Golden Boy: John Pendlebury of Amarna.'

18th September 2010 Hilary Wilson 'The Battle of Kadesh and What Happened Next . . . '

19th June 2010 Bob Partridge 'The Temple of Amun at Karnak: A Comprehensive Site Tour & News of the Latest Discoveries There.'

15th May 2010 John Wyatt 'The Pharaoh's Birds.'

17th April 2010 Dylan Bickerstaffe 'The Egyptian Labyrinth: A Middle Kingdom Enigma.'

20th March 2010 Martin Davies 'Ancient Egyptian Tomb Models of Daily Life.'

20th February 2010 Sarah Jackman 'The Representation and Symbolism of the Royal Crowns in Ancient Egypt.'

16th January 2010 No Meeting

12th December 2009 Glenn Worthington 'Journeys in Middle Egypt.'

21st November 2009 Charlotte Booth 'Festivals in Ancient Egypt.'

17th October 2009 Aidan Dodson 'Amarna Sunset: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun and the Beginning of the Egyptian Counter-Reformation.'

19th September 2009 Hilary Wilson 'The Annals of Tuthmose III.'

20th June 2009 Carol Andrews 'The Egyptian Sense of Humour.'

16th May 2009 Kenneth Griffin 'Images of the Rekhyt in Ancient Egypt.'

18th April 2009 Angela MacDonald 'Reconstructing the Past - Communication Through Word, Image and Stone in Ancient Egypt.'

21st March 2009 Delwen Samuel 'New Perspectives on Ancient Egyptian Baking and Brewing.'

21st February 2009 Birgit Schoer and Albert Prince 'Egypt at the Crystal Palace.'

17th January 2009 Chris Naunton 'The Tomb of Harwa, an Enormous and Complex Monument of Dynasty 25.'

13th December 2008 Christmas Party Meeting.

15th November 2008 Jaromir Malek 'The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Some Unresolved Problems.'

18th October 2008 Martin Davies 'An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art.'

13th September 2008 Hilary Wilson 'Egypt and the Aegean Connection.'

21st June 2008 Alan Lloyd 'A Greek in Ancient Egypt: Herodotus the First Egyptologist.'

17th May 2008 Sue Giles 'The New Egyptian Gallery at the Bristol Museum.'

19th April 2008 Sarah Symons 'Astronomical Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt.'

15th March 2008 Aidan Dodson 'Ramesses II's Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the 19th Egyptian Dynasty.'

16th February 2008 Paul Doherty'An Afternoon with Paul Doherty.'

19th January 2008 Bob Partridge and Peter Phillips 'Temples, Tombs and Mummies: The Oases of Egypt's Wetern Desert.'

8th December 2007 Susan Marriott ' Egypt in London - Tales of the Expected and Unexpected.'

24th November 2007 Mark Walker 'Ancient Egypt on Film.'

20th October 2007 Rosalind Janssen 'Loincloths and Laundry Lists: The Secrets of an Egyptian Service Wash.'

15th September 2007 Hilary Wilson 'Nefertiti Queen of Egypt.'

21st July 2007 Derek Welsby 'Rewriting History - Results of Investigations Above the Fourth Cataract of the Nile.'

16th June 2007 Carol Andrews 'All You Wanted to Know About Mummies But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask.'

19th May 2007 Malcolm Coe 'The Astronomy of the Pyramids.' 

21st April 2007 Colin Reader 'The Age of the Sphinx.' 

17th March 2007 Lucia Gahlin 'Akenaten the Man and the Myths.'

17th February 2007 Hilary Wilson 'Egypt as Inspiration.'

20th January 2007 George Hart 'Tanis: Temples and Tombs.'

9th December 2006 Michael Feeney 'Akenaten - Heresy and Symbolism A New Perspective.'

18th November 2006 Martin Davies 'The Drowned Land of Nubia and the Rescue of its Monuments.'

21st October 2006 Mark Walker 'Mummies at the Movies.'

16th September 2006 Hilary Wilson 'Taharqa - Egypt's Black Hero.'

15th July 2006 Rosalie David 'Ancient Egyptian Mummies - Disease and Lifestyle.'

17th June 2006 Glenn Godenho 'Tomb Complex of Anktifi and Mo'alla.'

20th May 2006 Peter Phillips '. . . But Where Did They Live?'

22nd April 2006 Ian Mathieson 'Recent Geographical Surveys of the Saqqara Necropolis.'

25th March 2006 Bob Partridge 'Reaction to the Amarna Period.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Bob Partridge 'Tomb 55 and the Missing Mummies.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Victor Blunden 'Religion and Worship of the Aten.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Victor Blunden 'New Style Art.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Bob Partridge 'Personalities of the Amarna Period.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Victor Blunden 'Outline of the Amarna Period.' {Study Day}

25th March 2006 Bob Partridge 'History Leading Up to the Amarna Period.' {Study Day}

18th March 2006 Victor Blunden 'Artwork in the Book of the Dead.'

25th February 2006 Cathie Bryan 'Napoleon andthe Egyptianising Monuments and Architecture of Paris.'

21st January 2006 Paul Whelan 'Abydos - the Temples, Tombs and a Terrace.'

10th December 2005 David Marriott 'Chicago! My Kind of Town.'

19th November 2005 Rosalind Janssen 'The Wise Woman and Other Matriarchs at Deir el Medina.'

 15th October 2005 Jeremy Naydler 'The Shamanic Roots of the Pyramid Texts.'

17th September 2005 Hilary Wilson 'All the King's Men: The Court of Tutankhamun.

16th July 2005 Pamela Rose Qasr Ibrim.'

18th June 2005 Delia Pemberton 'Sex Lives of the Ancient Egyptians.'

21st May 2005 Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood 'Behind and Beyond the Veil.'

16th April 2005 Lucia Gahlin 'Living in Sun City - People of Aketaten.'

19th March 2005 Bob Partridge 'Faces of the Pharaohs.'

26th February 2005 Colin Humphreys 'Exodus.'

15th January 2005 Richard Jaeschke and Helena Jaeschke 'Conserving Egypt's Past and Present.'

11th December 2004 Norman Pease, Hilary Wilson, Glenn Worthington, Susan Marriott and David Marriott 'Five Go Mad in the Pharaonic Village.'

20th November 2004 Paul Whelan 'The Origins of Osiris - The Eternal Mummy.'

16th October 2004 Rosalind Janssen 'Hollywood to Thebes: Natacha Rambova - Madame Valentino and Mary Brodwick - a 19th Century Traveller and Writer.'.

18th September 2004 Hilary Wilson 'Be a Scribe! Education in Ancient Egypt.'

17th July 2004 Alan Lloyd 'Ancient Egypt Ships.'

19th June 2004 Peter Phillips ' The Forgotten Temples of Egypt.'

15th May 2004 Delia Pemberton 'Egyptomania.'

17th April 2004 Denys Stocks 'Making Use of By-product Materials in Ancient Egypt.'

20th March 2004 Bob Partridge 'Fighting Pharaohs: Weapons and Warfare in Ancient Egypt.'

21st February 2004 Hilary Wilson 'The Lotus in Ancient Egypt.'

17th January 2004 Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones 'Romance of the Harem the "COurt of Women" in Ancient Egypt and the Near East.'

13 December 2003 Birgit Schoer 'From Ancestral God to Despicable Demon - the Cult and Vilification of Seth.'

15th November 2003 Lucia Gahlin 'Aketaten - Horizon of the Aten.'

18th October 2003 Lorna Oakes 'Ancient Egyptian Thought in the Old Testament.'

20th September 2003 Hilary Wilson 'Deir el Medina.'

19th July 2003 David Rohl 'In the Footsteps of the Vizier: Locating the Lost Tomb of Amenhotep I'

21st June 2003 Harry James 'Howard Carter, Artist and Egyptologist.'

7th June 2003 Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood 'Tutankhamun's Wardrobe.'

17th May 2003 Bob Partridge 'Photographing Egypt.'

26th April 2003 Neal Spencer 'Defending Egypt: Temple Building in Dynasty 30.'

15th March 2003 Hilary Wilson 'Papyrus, its Use and Symbolism.'

15th February 2003 Paul Whelan 'Ritual Practices in the Middle Kingdom.'

18th January 2003 Jaromir Malek 'The Cat in Ancient Egypt.'

14th December 2002 Christmas Party Meeting

16th November 2002 Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones 'The Ptolemies of Egypt.'

19th October 2002 Julie Hankey 'Arthur Weigall.'

21st September 2002 Hilary Wilson 'Egyptian Woman.'

20th July 2002 Geoffrey Martin Current Excavations in the Valley of the Kings.'

15th June 2002 Denys Stocks 'Tools and Technology in Ancient Egypt.'

18th May 2002 Hilary Wilson 'Tuthmose III, Egypt's Supreme Warrior.'

20th April 2002 Derek Welsby 'The Pharaonic and Kushite Town at Kawa.'

16th March 2002 Joan Rees 'Amelia Edwards: Traveller, Novelist and Egyptologist.'

23rd February 2002 Carol Andrews 'Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt.'

19th January 2002 Delia Pemberton 'Crocodiles in Egypt.'

15th December 2001 Mark Walker 'More Mummies at the Movies.'

17th November 2001 George Hart 'The Pharaonic Monuments of Nubia.'

 20th October 2001 Caroline Simpson 'The History of the Village of Qurna.'

15th September 2001 Hilary Wilson 'Egypt in Rome.

21st July 2001 Peter Phillips 'The Columns of Ancient Egypt.'

16th June Delia Pemberton 'Meeting the Mummies.'

19th May 2001 Bob Partridge '100 Years of Excavations at Giza.' (Study Day}

19th May 2001 Bob Partridge 'Art of the Old Kingdom.' {Study Day}

19th May 2001 Victor Blunden 'Rise and Decline of the Royal Tomb.' {Study Day}

19th May 2001 Hilary Wilson 'Pyramid Builders.' {Study Day}

21st April 2001 Daphne Skinner 'The Art of Some Mid-18th Dynasty Private Tombs.'

17th March 2001 Carol Andrews 'Ancient Egyptian Amulets.'

10th February 2001 Christine El Mahdy 'New Light on the Amarna Heresy.'

20th January 2001 Brian Sparkes 'The Ancient City of Alexandria.'

16th December 2000 Christmas Party Meeting

18th November 2000 Jeremy Naydler 'Were the Pyramids Tombs? The Pyramids and the Pyramid Texts Re-examined.'

21st October 2000 Paul Collins 'The Assyrian Conquest of Egypt.'

16th September 2000 Hilary Wilson 'Bread, Beer and Economics.'

15th July 2000 Geoffrey Martin 'The Tomb of Maya, Treasurer to Tutankhamun.'

17th June 2000 George Hart 'Warfare Under the Early Ramessides.'

20th May 2000 Carol Andrews 'Ancient Egyptian Jewellery.'

15th April 2000 Daphne Skinner 'Nefertari.' {Study Day Great Queens of Egypt}

15th April 2000 Hilary Wilson 'Nefertiti.' {Study Day Great Queens of Egypt}

15th April 2000 Hilary Wilson 'Tiye.' {Study Day Great Queens of Egypt}

15th April 2000 Victor Blunden 'Hatchepsut.' {Study Day Great Queens of Egypt}

18th March 2000 Harry James 'William Bankes: An Early Traveller.'

19th February 2000 Aidan Dodson 'Visceral History: Canopic Equipment Over 3000 Years.'

15th January 2000 Bob Partridge Egypt in America: Museum Collections in New York and Boston.'

18th December 1999 Christmas Party Meeting

20th November 1999 Delia Pemberton 'God's House: The Temple in Ancient Egypt.'

16th October 1999 Alix Wilkinson 'The Garden in Ancient Egypt.'

18th September 1999 Hilary Wilson 'Ancient Egypt in the Modern World.'

19th June 1999 Murry Hope 'Religious Beliefs in Ancient Egypt.'

23rd May 1999 Brian Sparkes 'Faces in the Desert Sand.'

24th April 1999 John Taylor 'Creating New Egyptian Galleries at the British Museum.'

27th March 1999 Bob Partridge 'Transport in Ancient Egypt.' {Study Day}

27th March 1999 Hilary Wilson 'Family in Ancient Egypt.' {Study Day}

27th March 1999 Hilary Wilson 'Popular Belief.' {Study Day}

27th March 1999 Victor Blunden 'Agriculture in Ancient Egypt.' {Study Day}

20th February 1999 George Hart 'From the Pyramid Texts to the Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Views of the Hereafter.'

23rd January 1999 David Peacock 'The Imperial Porphyry Quarries, Gebel Dokham.'

19th December 1998 Christmas Party Meeting

21st November 1998 Bob Partridge 'Royal Discoveries in and Around the Valley of the Kings.'

17th October 1998 Rosalind Janssen 'Treasures of the Petrie Museum.'

19th September 1998 Hilary Wilson 'Ramesses II and the Battle of Kadesh.'