Lecture Programme

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 overseas.

Here’s our programme for the 2020-2021 season which includes our annual study in March and an extra study day in May!

We look forward to welcoming you back for our new season in September! In light of the coronavirus restrictions, we are holding online lectures via zoom until December 2020 and after that tbc.

Lectures are free to MAES members! You can join by downloading a membership form here:

Online lectures are via Zoom and will take place from 8pm  to 9pm with time after for questions. Lectures are free to MAES members who will receive a link via email.

Non-members welcome – tickets via Eventbrite at £5.

14 Sep 2020 Campbell Price


Art, Sex and Death in Graeco-Roman Egypt [Postponed from summer 2020]
12 Oct Rosalie David OBE


Jewellery in Ancient Egypt: What Was Its Purpose?
9 Nov Aidan Dodson


Unseen Serapeum

Bob Partridge Egyptology Lecture

14 Dec Members Lectures


Lesley Easterman – Did Ancient Egyptians Drink Milk?

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

11 Jan 2021 Iwona J. Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin Beyond the Pyramids: New Insights into the Rise and Collapse of the Kingdom of Meroe, Sudan.
8 Feb Glenn Godenho What’s in a Name? Patterns of People at the End of the Old Kingdom
8 Mar Roland Enmarch How beautiful are thy buttocks! Same-sex Desire in Ancient Egypt
Sat 27 Mar STUDY DAY  Queens of Egypt with Dylan Bickerstaffe, Ken Griffin and Sarah Griffiths [Postponed from March 2020]
12 Apr Lee McStein The Curious Case of the Deir el Bahari Casts
10 May José-Ramón Pérez-Accino The Royal Cache

Joint lecture with KNH

22 or 29 May tbc STUDY DAY
Egypt, Israel and the Rise of the Empires with Michael Tunnicliffe and Sarah Griffiths
14 Jun John Wyatt The Fauna Of Ancient Egypt – Recent Advances & AGM

Click here to download details of our  2020-21 season

When we resume lectures at our venue, the Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, doors open at 6:30pm with lectures beginning at 7.45pm.

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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.