21 September 2019: AGM followed by:
Hilary Wilson: 'Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun, Female Horus.'
Hatshepsut was the only woman to rule Egypt successfully as Pharaoh in her own right. Hers is one of the best documented of all reigns in Egyptian history, despite having been expunged from the official records. This talk explores the reasons behind Hatshepsut's unprecedented success, including the roles played by some talented and influential courtiers.
Hilary 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 Ancient Egypt 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.