If you would like to know more about ancient Egypt, there are a number of formal and informal courses  in the North West across the year, several taught by MAES members. You can find details of some of them here:

Egyptology Online at the University of Manchester

You can study a range of accredited and non-accredited online courses at the University of Manchester, including:

  • The Certificate in Egyptology (accredited, 3 year part time)
  • The Diploma in Egyptology (a 2 year extension to the Certificate course, accredited)
  • A choice of 6 week non-accredited courses including “Queens of Ancient Egypt”, “Gods and Goddess of Ancient Egypt” and “Tutankhamen”
  • A range of taster courses including “Blue” and “War and Weapons”

STOP PRESS! New short courses in hieroglyphs now available!

For more details visit the website here:


FREE online course!

 Also run by the University of Manchester:

“Ancient Egypt: A History in Six Objects”. Details here:



The Manchester Continuing Education Network runs a wide range of face-to-face courses and study days, including Egyptology and the Ancient World. Most are held at the Cross Street Chapel in the centre of Manchester.

For more details visit the website here:

Coming up in the spring term:

Photo: RBP

Ramesses II at the British Museum


(Postponed from 3rd March due to bad weather and rail strikes)

Ramesses the Great – Pharaoh of the Exodus?

with Michael Tunnicliffe & Sarah Griffiths

Ramesses II was one of the greatest and most powerful of the pharaohs. During his 67 year reign he built more temples, erected more colossal statues and sired more children than any other Egyptian king. His inscriptions tell us about his great victories over the enemies of Egypt: the Hittites, the Nubians and the Libyans. He expanded Egypt’s empire, secured the borders and established the first major peace treaty in history. He was revered by later kings, and became the ‘Ozymandias’ of classical legend.

But was Ramesses the pharaoh of the Exodus? Did he enslave the Israelites and suffer the ten plagues of the Bible? Can we believe the king’s propaganda – does Ramesses “the Great” truly live up to his name?

Join Michael Tunnicliffe and Sarah Griffiths as they investigate, using evidence from Biblical and Egyptian sources to explore the life and legacy of Ramesses II.

Dayschool: Saturday 3rd March 2018   Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm