MAES organises an annual lecture programme for members and non-members alike. Usually held on the second Monday of each month, most lectures are given by well-known Egyptologists from the UK and occasionally from overseas.
In addition to the visiting speakers, we also encourage our members to talk to the Society about their own research or interests in ancient Egypt. Many of our members have gone on to become established lecturers in their own right and regularly give talks to other Egyptology societies in the UK and abroad.
Here’s our programme for the 2016-2017 season which includes two extra study days in November and April!
|11 Sep||Colin Reader||The Meidum Pyramid|
|9 Oct||Paul Nicholson||Views of an Antique Land: Egypt & Palestine during WWI|
|4 Nov||Victor Blunden Memorial Study Day at the Manchester Museum||Coffins with Campbell Price and Geoffrey Killen, in association with Northampton Ancient Egyptian Historical Society|
|13 Nov||Alan Lloyd||Ramesses II In Legend|
|11 Dec||Kevin Harrison||Around Africa by Trireme: Necho’s Phoenician Mariners … an Ancient Example of ‘Fake News’ or of Genuine ‘Daring-do?’|
|8 Jan||Dylan Bickerstaffe||Separated At Birth? Egypt, Crete and the Levant|
|12 Feb||Campbell Price||Bob Partridge Egyptology lecture: Artisans as Ritualists in Ancient Egypt|
|5 Mar*||Manon Schutz||‘To die, to sleep’ — The meaning of Beds in Ancient Egypt|
|Sat 17 Mar*||2017 MAES Study Day at the Longfield Suite , Prestwich||Delta Digs: Penny Wilson, Joanne Rowland & Rosalie David|
|Sat 7 Apr||Joint MAES / EES Study Day at the Manchester Museum||Life in the Royal Workmen’s Towns of Ancient Egypt with Cedric Gobeil, Director EES and Campbell Price|
|16 Apr**||Hilary Forrest||Scholars, Collectors, Adventurers, Aesthetes and Plunderers|
|14 May||Michael Eastwood||Kha and Merit|
|11 Jun||Sarah Griffiths||Ptolemaic Girl Power: Arsinoё II, Berenice II and Cleopatra VII|
*These meetings are a week earlier than usual this year.
**The April meeting date has just been changed – please note this is now on 16th April!
You can download a PDF of the 2017-2018 MAES Lecture Programme here
Doors open at 7pm with lectures beginning at 7.45pm. All meetings are held at the Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel unless otherwise stated.
Please be aware that due to circumstances out of our control, we sometimes have to change our lecture programme. Please contact us for the latest information.