In addition to our monthly lectures we also run an annual 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 Days:
Saturday 4th November: Victor Blunden Memorial Study Day on Ancient Egyptian Coffins with Campbell Price and Geoffrey Killen to be held at the Manchester Museum. Booking essential as places are limited. Details to follow.
Saturday 17th March 2018: Delta Digs with Penny Wilson. A full day exploring the latest Delta excavations – details to follow. Please note this is a week earlier than usual.
Please contact us for more details here
2017 Study Day: Saturday 25th March
Egypt’s Silver Age: The Late Period, Dynasties 25-30
Presented by Roger Forshaw & Campbell Price
The Late Period is one of the best-documented periods in ancient Egyptian history and comprises nearly a third of the dynastic age. Despite the many setbacks of this period pharaonic civilisation continued to display a remarkable vitality interwoven with past ideologies.
During this study day we explored:
- The time when a line of rulers from Nubia (Sudan) invaded Egypt and ruled a kingdom that extended from the 4th Cataract to the Mediterranean (25th Dynasty – the Nubian Pharaohs)
- A time when a family of rulers from Sais in an extraordinary story of adroit diplomacy and military activity reunited Egypt into a single state after 400 years of division and political turmoil (26th Dynasty – Saite Period)
- A time when the largest Empire in ancient history overran Egypt (27th Dynasty – Persian Period)
- And finally a time when the last native born monarchs ruled Egypt (Dynasties 28-30)
Our study days are held at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich from 9:30am to 4:30pm (except for the November 4th Study Day which will be held at the Manchester Museum).
Directions to Longfield Suite:
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