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.


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Ramesses III

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 2019-2020 season which includes our annual study in March!



In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the movement restrictions imposed by the government, we have had to cancel our June meeting. We hope to be able to reschedule postponed lectures at a future date. We look forward to welcoming you back for our new season in September!

Stay safe, everyone, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as circumstances allow.

9 Sep 2019 Peter Phillips Columns of Egypt
14 Oct Robert Loynes The Mummy: Ancient Craft – Modern Science
11 Nov Roger Forshaw The City of Naukratis during the Saite Period: The Shanghai of Ancient Egypt
9 Dec Michael Tunnicliffe The Amarna Letters: The Canaan Correspondence  (The annual Bob Partridge Egyptology Lecture)
13 Jan 2020 Chris Naunton
Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
10 Feb Rosalie David The Life and Times of Takabuti: Multidisciplinary Mummy Studies Spanning the 19th to 21st Centuries.
9 Mar Janet McWilliam Ramesses III and the Battle of the Delta
Sat 21 Mar STUDY DAY POSTPONED Queens of Egypt with Dylan Bickerstaffe, Ken Griffin and Sarah Griffiths
20 Apr* Jacky Finch POSTPONED Wonderful things: Understanding ancient Egyptian jewellery
11 May Campbell Price POSTPONED
Art, Sex and Death in Roman Egypt
8 Jun Members Evening POSTPONED
Short talks on independent research & AGM:

Lesley Easterman – Did Ancient Egyptians Drink Milk?

James Parr – The Ramessesnakht Family and their contribution to the fall of the New Kingdom

*April meeting a week later than usual due to the Easter break

Click here to download details of our new 2019-2020 Season!

Doors open at 6:30pm with lectures beginning at 7.45pm. All meetings are held at the Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel unless otherwise stated.

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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.