Study Days

In addition to our monthly lectures we also run a study day each year.  These are one-day events (usually held on a Saturday in spring) and are dedicated to a particular theme or area of interest.

Our Study Days are open to anyone with an interest in ancient

Egyptian history and culture.

NEXT STUDY DAY: Saturday 21st March 2020

Powerful Royal Women of the 17th to 20th Dynasties

A study day in memory of Muriel O’Shea

Join us on Saturday 21st March for an exciting study day with Dylan Bickerstaffe, Kenneth Griffin & Sarah Griffiths, focussing on the powerful royal women of the New Kingdom, including Ahmose Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Neferure, Nefertiti, Nefertari and the Harem Conspiracy against Ramesses III.

The study day will take place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich M25 1AY. Tickets cost £40 for MAES members, £45 for non-members, and £35 for students.

Click here to download the booking form.  See below for directions.

Saturday 24th October 2020

Egypt & Israel and the Rise of the Empires : The Rise and Fall of the Assyrians,Babylonians and Persians

Study Day with Michael Tunnicliffe and Sarah Griffiths in association with MAES

To be held at the Longfield Suite Prestwich.

Details and booking information to follow!


 Location Location Location! Houses and Homes in Ancient Egypt

Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Regina de Giovanni, Peter Phillips, Geoffrey Killen & Joyce Tyldesley

  • Geoffrey Killen
  • Peter Phillips
  • Joyce Tyldesley
  • Regina de Giovanni

Our study day last year gave us a fascinating peek into the homes of the ancient Egyptians to see what life was like for the ordinary people, focusing on domestic life in ancient Egypt, including houses and their constructions, woodworking techniques in furniture construction, household roles, family life, food and drink and domestic textiles.

Photo: Sarah Griffiths

Geoffrey Killen demonstrating the use of an ancient Egyptian saw


Click here to find out more about the 2020 study day and the rest of the MAES programme!




Our March study days are held at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich from 9:30am to 4:30pm

Directions to Longfield Suite:

Greater Manchester
M25 1AY

From the M60
Take junction 17 towards Prestwich, turn left at the lights near to M&S Simply Food and then take the second right. The Longfield Centre Car Park is on the right, less than 1 mile from the M60.

From Manchester city centre
Take Bury New Road towards Bury. When you enter Prestwich Village turn right at M&S Simply Food. Then take the second right. The Longfield Centre car park is on the right.

From Bury town centre
Follow Bury New Road towards Manchester city centre. When you enter Prestwich Village Turn Right at M&S Simply Food. Take the second right. The Longfield Centre car park is on the right