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 2018-2019 season which includes two study days in November and March!

10 Sep 18 Robert Morkot Gebel Barkal, the Holy Mountain of Napata
8 Oct Lee Young The Lure of the East: Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt
5 Nov * Alan Hayward How Macclesfield got its Ancient Egypt Collection
17 Nov Joint Study Day with KNH Centre at the University of Manchester  Secrets of the Stones: Current Epigraphic Surveys and Excavations at Thebes and Antinoupolis with Raymond Johnson and Jay Heidel
10 Dec Keith White “Beautiful, Fair And Lovely Akhetaten”…. The Rhetoric And The Reality
14 Jan 19 Colin Reader Bob Partridge Egyptology Lecture: Secrets in the Sand
11 Feb Hilary Wilson Gifts of the Nile: Water Plants in Egyptian Culture
11 Mar Nicky Nielsen Pharaoh Seti I: Father of Egyptian Greatness
Sat 30 Mar* 2017 MAES Study Day at the Longfield Suite , Prestwich Location, Location Location: Houses And Homes In Ancient Egypt with Geoffrey Killen, Peter Phillips, Joyce Tyldesley & Regina Di Giovanni.
8 Apr Mark Collier Big Changes: how the Ancient Egyptian Language developed from the Pyramid age through to Coptic Christianity.
**20 May Myriam Seco Álvarez Progress and updates on the excavations of the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmosis III
10 Jun Anna Garnett The Petrie Museum: Past, Present and Future & AGM

* Our November meeting is one week earlier than usual; our March study day is a week later than usual.

**In a change to our May programme, the meeting will now be held on 20th May. Rosalie David’s lecture has been postponed til February 2020.

You can download a PDF of the  UPDATED 2018-2019 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.