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.

Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Cleopatra II or 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 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 lectureArtisans 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

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.

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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.