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.

Akhenaten - photo RBP

Akhenaten – photo RBP

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:

12 Sep Peter Brooks The Incredibly Advanced Technologies of Bronze Age Egyptian Stonemasons
10 Oct Ian Trumble New Developments for the Ancient Egypt Gallery at Bolton Museum
14 Nov Elena Pischikova Latest Discoveries and Reconstructions in the South Asasif Necropolis
12 Dec Massimiliano Pinarello Challenging a Pseudo-Victorian Elitist Utopia: the Archaeology of Ancient Egyptian Writing
9 Jan Lucia Gahlin Akhenaten: the Man and the Myths
13 Feb Roland Enmarch Scribe Ahanakht, a Man of Many Talents: Quarrying alabaster at Hatnub
13 Mar Nicky Nielsen The City of the Snake Goddess: Liverpool at Tell Nabasha/Imet
Sat 25 Mar 2017 MAES Study Day at the Longfield Suite , Prestwich Egypt’s Silver Age: The Late Period, Dynasties 25-30 with Roger Forshaw & Campbell Price
10 Apr Rosalind Janssen Bob Partridge Egyptology Lecture:

Clothes for a Pear-shaped King: the Dress Sense of Tutankhamun

8 May Peter Robinson The Ancient Egyptians Map their World
12 Jun Rosalie David The Temple of Sethos I at Abydos: Analysing the Wall-Scenes and Decoration.

You can download a PDF of the 2017 MAES Lecture Programme here

Our new 2017/2018 Programme has now been published – for a sneak preview click 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.

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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.