Past events

Since 1998, the ESB has hosted a wide range of speakers, from senior Egyptologists to postgraduate students and enthusiasts: all are listed below.

Tue 28 January 1998. Lecture: Howard Carter: Artist to Excavator 

T.G.H. James, late Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum.

Tue 25 February 1998. Lecture: Hot From Qasr Ibrim 

Mark Horton, University of Bristol.

Tue 22 April 1998. Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Art 

Martin Davies, President of the ESB and past committee member of the Egypt Exploration Society (EES).

Tue 24 June 1998. Lecture: Amelia Edwards

Prof. Joan Rees

Tue 20 October 1998. Lecture: Ancient Egypt as a Physical & Mental Landscape

Professor John Baines, University of Oxford

Tue 26 January 1999. The Genesis of Bristol Egyptology

Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

Tue 10 February 1999: Lecture: Archaic Period and Old Kingdom links between Jordan and Egypt

Dr Russ Adams, University of Bristol

Tue 6 April 1999. Lecture: The Origins of the Kingdom of Kush

Dr Robert Morkot, University of Exeter

Tue 25 May 1999. Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Gardens

Dr Alix Wilkinson, London

Tue 29 June 1999. Lecture: Before & after the Dam: the Drowned Land of Nubia and the Rescue of its Monuments

Martin Davies, President, ESB

Tue 5 October 1999. Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Carol A.R. Andrews, British Museum

Tue 7 December 1999. Lecture: Protectorates of Hathor: Byblos and Sinai

George Hart, British Museum

Tue 18 January 2000. Lecture: The tomb of Kairer at Saqqara.

Khaled Dawood, University of Liverpool

Tue 22 February 2000. Lecture: Queen Nefertari and her Tomb.

Daphne Skinner

Tue 29 February 2000.  Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Models of Daily Life.

Martin Davies, President of the ESB

Tue 18 April 2000. Lecture, An Armchair Nile Cruise in Upper Egypt and Nubia.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Chairman of the ESB.

Wed 17 May 2000. Lecture: Larger than Life: the Colossi of Amenemhat III at Biahmu.

Chistopher Kirby, King’s College London

Tue 27 June 2000. Lecture: Another Look at Ramesses II.

Professor K.A. Kitchen, University of Liverpool

Tue 3 October 2000. Lecture: Capturing a Mirage:  19th Century Photographs of Egypt.

Dr Jaromir Malek, Griffith Institute, Oxford

Tue 31 October 2000. Lecture: The sacred Animal Necropolis at Saqqara.

Dr Paul Nicholson, University of Cardiff

Tue 12 December 2000.  Lecture: Arthur Weigall, enfant terrible of Egyptology,

Julie Hankey (granddaughter and biographer). 

Tue 16 January 2001. Lecture: Excavations in the Valley of the Kings: the Amarna Royal Tombs Project

Geoffrey T. Martin, former Edwards Professor of Egyptology, University College London

Tue 6 February 2001.  Lecture: Cape to Cairo: Egypt’s Engagement with Africa, 3000 BC – AD 1960.

Dr Mark Horton, Reader in Archaeology, University of Bristol

Tue 6 March 2001. Lecture: The Age of The Sphinx and the Development of the Giza Necropolis.

Colin Reader

Tue 15 May 2001. Lecture: Photographing Ancient Egypt.

Bob Partridge, Ancient Egypt Picture Library

Tue 26 June 2001. Lecture: Recent Work at Tell el-Amarna.

Lucia Gahlin, Petrie Museum, University College London

Tue 2 October 2001. Lecture: “Conference with a perished race”: The Ancient Egyptian World in its Own Words

Angela Macdonald, Laycock Student in Egyptology, Worcester College, Oxford

Tue 20 November 2001. Lecture: Evidence for Late Bronze Age Libyans in the Western Desert

Fiona Simpson, University of Liverpool

Tue 11 December 2001. Lecture: An Investigation of Two 21st Dynasty, Painted Coffin Lids (BM EA24792 and EA35287) for Evidence of Materials and Workshop Practices

David Singelton, City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Tue 15 January 2002: Lecture Robert Hay’s Panoramas of Thebes.

Caroline Simpson 

Tue 25 June 2002: Lecture: Memphis: Searching for the Old Kingdom Capital

Serena Love, University College London . 

Tue 8 October 2002: Lecture, A Description of Conquest? : the costs and benefits of France’s Egyptian invasion.

Andrew Bednarski, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

Tue 29 October 2002: Lecture, Rider Haggard and Egypt

Shirley Addy

Tue 26 November 2002: Lecture, Caches, Cliffs and Kings: the Truth Behind the Royal Mummies

Dylan Bickerstaffe

Tue 7 January 2003: Lecture, Saqqara: a personal perspective

Colin Reader, National Museums of Scotland Expedition to Saqqara

Tue 11 February 2003: Lecture, The God’s Wives of Amun

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol & Chairman, ESB

Tue 4 March 2003: Lecture, Creatures of the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Dr Salima Ikram, Associate Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo

Tue 13 May 2003: Lecture, Prof Plumley, Qasr Ibrim, and the Egypt Exploration Society in Nubia.                                      Chris Naunton, Librarian, Egypt Exploration Society.

Tue 10 June 2003 Lecture: Dark Passage: Dreams in Ancient Egypt

Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Lecturer in Egyptology, University of Wales, Swansea

Tue 23 September 2003: Lecture, “Here am I”: servants for the Hereafter

Peter Clayton, FSA.

Tue 21 October 2003: The Rock Tombs at Meir

Andrew Ganley

Tue 2 December 2003: Lecture, The Western Desert Oases of Egypt

Dylan Bickerstaffe

Tues 13 January 2004: Lecture, Fortress at the end of the World: the latest excavations at

Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham

Dr Steven Snape, Lecturer in Egyptology, University of Liverpool

Tue 24 February 2004: Lecture, A Load of Old Bull? The Serapeum of Saqqara.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol

Tue 30 March 2004: The Egyptian Royal Family.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol

Tue 18 May 2004: Lecture, Making stone statues and cutting reliefs and hieroglyphs into hard materials

Denys Stocks

Tue 22 June 2004 Lecture, Flinders Petrie & the Politics of Archaeology

Dr Bill Manley, National Museums of Scotland and Universities of Glasgow & Liverpool

Tue 12 October 2004: Lecture, Seeing ancient Egypt from above: Satellites and survey in Middle Egypt and the Delta. Sarah Parcak, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge.

Tue 2 November 2004; Lecture: First Millenium Temple Platforms at Saqqara: the archaeological work of the Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project, 2001-2003.

Dr Dan Lines, University of Birmingham. 

Tue 11 January 2005: Lecture: F.Ll. Griffith & C.E. Wilbour: Two very different Egyptologists & two very similar Libraries.

Diane Bergman, Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tue 15 February 2005: Lecture, The Bit in the Middle: the ESB on tour in December 2004.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol

Tue 22 March 2005: Lecture, Siting an Ancient Egyptian Warlord: Ankhtifi and his Tomb near Moalla

Dr Mark Collier, Lecturer in Egyptology, University of Liverpool

Tue 24 May 2005; Lecture, Tracking and identifying artistic hands in Middle Kingdom sculpture

Dr Marcel Marée, Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, British Museum 

Tue 28 June 2005. Lecture, Mummies, Asps … and far too much eye make-up: Ancient Egypt in the Movies

John Johnston, University of London

Tue 18 October 2005: Lecture, Life and devotion in New Kingdom Asyut

Terence du Quesne

Tue 15 November 2005: Lecture, New discoveries at Tell Edfu

Dr Nadine Moeller, University College, Oxford

Tue 13 December 2005: Lecture, Ramesses II’s Poisoned Legacy.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol.

Tue 24 January 2006: Lecture, Chests of Life: Coffins and Burial Ritual in Ancient Egypt

Peter Robinson, Poynton Egypt Group

Tue 21 February 2006: Lecture: The mummiform image in ancient Egypt

Dr John Taylor, The British Museum

Tue 28 March 2006: Lecture, The Drowned Land of Nubia and the Rescue of its Monuments

Martin R. Davies, President ESB.

Tue 9 May 2006: Lecture, The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great

Andrew Chugg

Tue 27 June 2006 Lecture, British Painters and Egyptian Visions 1850-1900

Donato Esposito, University of Plymouth

Tue 17 October 2006: Lecture, Monarchs and Miners: What went on in Sinai?

Tom Hardwick, Bolton Museum.

Tue 14 November 2006: Lecture, Egypt in the third dimension: Stereophotography in Egyptology and Archaeology 

Dr Paul Nicholson, Archaeology Section, University of Cardiff

Tue 12 December 2006: Lecture, Art and the Myth of Kingship in Ancient Egypt

George Hart, lately of The British Museum 

Tue 16 January 2007: Lecture, John Garstang and the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology

Pat Winker, School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool

Tue 13 February 2007. Lecture:  The Tomb of Osiris at Abydos.

Dr Aidan Dodson, Chairman ESB

Tue 6 March 2007. Lecture: The Wall-Paintings from the Tomb of Nebamun at Thebes.

Dr Richard Parkinson  Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum

Tue 8 May 2007. Lecture:  The Columns of Ancient Egypt

Peter Phillips   Manchester Ancient Egypt Society

Tue 19 June 2007. Lecture:  Bristol’s New Egyptian Gallery

Sue Giles, Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery

Tue 17 July 2007. Lecture: Up the Nile in Style: Travel in Egypt in the Early 20th Century

David Moyer, Kmt Magazine, New York, USA

Tue 16 October 2007. Lecture:  The Sphinx Revealed: A Forgotten Record of Pioneering Excavations 

Dr Patricia Usick, Honorary Archivist in the Dept. of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, the British Museum

Tue 13 November 2007. Lecture: Politics of Placement: The Development of the Theban Necropolis in the New Kingdom

Dr J J Shirley, Lecturer in Egyptology, University of Wales, Swansea

Tue 11 December 2007. Lecture: Viscount Castlereagh in Egypt and the Levant, 1841-2

John Ruffle, Late Curator, Oriental Museum, University of Durham

Tue 22 January 2008. Lecture: Just who was Tutankhamun?

Dr Aidan Dodson, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol & Chairman, ESB

Tue 26 February 2008. Lecture: The Pyramid of Ahmose I at Abydos

Dr Stephen P. Harvey  Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York

1 April 2008.Lecture: The Secret Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Love, Fear, Laughter and Hieroglyphs

Dr Angela McDonald, University of Glasgow

13 May 2008. Lecture: Digging the desert frontier: mining pharaoh’s gemstones

Dr Ian Shaw, University of Liverpool & Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society

Tue 17 June 2008. Lecture: Roman history written in hieroglyphs: New discoveries in the temples of the Dakhleh Oasis.  Professor Dr Olaf Kaper, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Tue 21 October 2008. Lecture: The Predynastic way of Death

Dr Alice Stevenson, University College London

Tue 2 December 2008. Lecture: Redefining the sacred: private transformation of temple space in Late New Kingdom Egypt

Dr Elizabeth Frood, University of Oxford

Tue 13 January 2009. Lecture: The Re-discovery of the South Asasif Necropolis at Thebes

Dr. Elena Pischikova, American University in Cairo

Tue 10 February 2009. Lecture: Ancient Quarry Landscapes in Egypt: forgotten and endangered 

Dr Elizabeth Bloxham University College London

Tue 24 March 2009. Lecture:  Egypt’s Earliest Writing 

Dr Kathryn Piquette, Trinity College, Dublin

Tue 19 May 2009. Lecture: Warriors, Priests and King’s Men: Egyptian Biographies of the Middle Kingdom

Dr Renata Landgráfová, Charles University, Prague/Freie Universität Berlin

Tue 30 June 2009. Lecture: Beyond the Pyramids: the later years of the Memphite Necropolis

Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

Tues 13 October 2009. Lecture: Crocodile Mundi: Egyptian Water-Spells.

Jo Kyffin, University of Liverpool

Tues 17 November 2009: Lecture: Beyond Isis and Osiris: Alternative Sexualities in Ancient Egypt.

John J. Johnston, University College London.

Tues 15 December 2009. Lecture: “His effigy as perfect as the ancestors”: Memory and Materiality in Late Period Elite Statuary

Campbell Price, University of Liverpool

Tues 19 January 2010. Lecture: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art.

Martin Davies, President of the ESB.

Tues 16 February 2010. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 1830 hrs, followed by:

Lecture: From Soldiers to Pharaohs: Ay and Horemheb.

Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol, followed by WINTER PARTY.

Tues 16 March 2010. Lecture: Ancient Egypt: the View from Africa

Dr Karen Exell, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

Tue 18 May 2010. Lecture: Old Kingdom Tombs: who did what for whom

Dr Violaine Chauvet, University of Liverpool

Tue 22 June 2010. Lecture: The Birds of Ancient Egypt.

John Wyatt, Ornitho-egyptologist. Followed by the Summer Party.

Tue 12 October 2010. Lecture: Kheker Friezes – what’s the point?.

Reg Clark, Swansea University

Tue 16 November 2010. Lecture: Beni Hasan: a Middle Kingdom provincial cemetery

Prof. Sara Orel, Truman State University, Missouri, USA

Tue 14 December 2010. Lecture: Popular Worship in Egyptian Temples: Images of the Rekhyt

Ken Griffin, Swansea University

Tue 11 January 2011. Lecture: The Enigma of the ‘Unguent Cone’.

Joan Padgham, Swansea University

Tue 15 February 2011. Lecture: Poisoned Legacy: the Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty.

Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol, followed by WINTER PARTY.

29 March 2011. Lecture: Abu Simbel: exploring and understanding the temples

            Dr Robert Morkot, University of Exeter

Tue 10 May 2011. Lecture: Ancient Egypt in National Museums Liverpool

            Dr Ashley Cooke, Curator of Egypt & the Near East, & Head of Antiquities, National Museums Liverpool

Tue 21 June 2011. Lecture: The Pyramid of Tetisheri at Abydos.

            Dr Stephen Harvey, Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York.

Tue 18 October 2011. Lecture: Shelters for Eternity: Egyptian coffins and sarcophagi

            Dr Aidan Dodson, Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology, University of Bristol (& Chairman of ESB!)

Tue 15 November 2011. Lecture: A Desirable Residence in the Delta: or How to Keep Your Feet Dry

            Dr Penny Wilson, University of Durham

Tue 6 December 2011. Lecture: The Land of Kush: a Sudanese Journey.

            Dr Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton.

Tue 24 January 2012. Lecture. The Lost Pylon of Shoshenq I at the Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak

            Dr Troy Sagrillo, Lecturer in Egyptology, Swansea University

Tue 7 February 2012. Lecture: Going to the Dogs: exploring the canine catacombs of Saqqara.

            Dr Paul Nicholson, Cardiff University.

Tue 13 March 2012: Lecture: Defence Against Demons in Ancient Egypt: a Practical Guide

            Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Senior Lecturer in Egyptology, Swansea University

Tue 8 May 2012. Lecture: The temple of Isis at Shanhur, near Luxor.

            Dr Martina Minas-Nerpel, Swansea University.

Tue 19 June 2012. Lecture: Theban Land- and Waterscapes: sacred and secular journeys within the Nile valley.

            Dr Angus Graham, University of Sunderland/Egypt Exploration Society

Tue 9 October 2012.  Lecture:  Sir Alan Gardiner: from Philately to Pharaohs.

            John J. Johnston, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Tue 13 November 2012. Lecture: Country house collections: hidden Egyptomania in National Trust houses

            Wendy Monkhouse, Curator, East of England, The National Trust.

Tue 11 December 2012. Lecture: The Rev. William MacGregor and his Egyptian Collection.

            Bev Rodgers, Swansea University.

Tue 22 January 2013. Lecture: Howard Carter and the Valley of the Kings.

            Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol.

Tue 12 March 2013. Lecture: Purity and Order in an Ancient Egyptian Household.

            Lucia Gahlin, Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Tue 7 May 2013. Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt – from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age.

            Reg Clark, Swansea University.

Tue 25 June 2013. Lecture: The Life and Legacy of Alexander Henry Rhind

            Claire Gilmour, Egyptology Scotland.

Tue 15 October 2013. Lecture: Howard Carter: An alternative view of the man through his art

            Lee Young, Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Tue 12 November 2013. Lecture: Interpreting Ancient Egypt at the Manchester Museum

            Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, The Manchester Museum.

Tue 10 December 2013. Lecture: Strong Man: Wrong Tomb. The Mystery of Belzoni’s Sarcophagi.   

            Dylan Bickerstaffe.

Tue 11 February 2014. Lecture: 25th Dynasty Thebes: regime change, factions and alliances.

            Dr Chris Naunton, Director, Egypt Exploration Society.

Tue 25 March 2014.  Lecture: From Scotia to Scandinavia: researches in coffin collections of Scotland & Sweden.

            Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

Tue 29 April 2014. Lecture: The Image of the sAH: coffins as evidence of workshop practices in the Third Intermediate Period.

            Julie Anne Morgan.

Tue 3 June 2014. Lecture: Living in Egyptian Nubia: new insights from the New Kingdom town and cemeteries at Amara West.

            Dr Neal Spencer, Keeper of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum.

Tue 14 October 2014. Lecture: Reconstructing an Ancient Egyptian Chariot.

            Prof. Salima Ikram, American University in Cairo.

Tue 11 November 2014. Lecture: Regency Egyptomania in the South West.

            Chris Elliott, Independent Scholar.

Tue 9 December 2014. Lecture: Sounds familiar: kinship and social relations in the First Intermediate Period.

            Leire Olabarria, University of Oxford.

Tue 20 January 2015. Lecture: Annie Pirie and Rosalind Paget: artists of the Glory Years of British Egyptology.

            Lee Young, Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Tue 17 February 2015. Lecture: How to read a New Kingdom Royal Tomb.

            Peter Robinson, Poynton Egypt Group & Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities.

Tue 24 March 2015. Lecture: West Theban Pioneers: Belzoni, Wilkinson and Rhind

            Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol.

Tue 5 May 2015. Lecture: Going Forth by Night: the mummy in literature and film.

            John J. Johnston, UCL.

Tue 30 June 2015. Lecture: Ancient Egyptian Demons.

            Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University

Tue 13 October 2015. Lecture: An Ancient Flash flood and Stratigraphy in the Valley of the


            Steven Cross

Tue 17 November 2015. Lecture: An Allegory on the Banks of the Nile? Behind the words of an ancient Egyptian literary classic.

            Linda Steynor

Tue 15 December 2015. Lecture: The World of the Persian Pharaohs.

            Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

Tue 19 January 2016. Lecture: The Tomb robbers of No-Amun

            Dylan Bickerstaffe

Tue 23 February 2016. Lecture: A modern scribe in an ancient village – Jaroslav Černý

            Dr Hana Navratilova

Tue 15 March 2016. Lecture: Sunken Cities

            Dr Daniela Rosenow, UCL

Tue 26 April 2016. Lecture: It’s in there!  What CT scans can tell us about a mummy.

            Dr Robert Loynes, University of Manchester.

Tue 14 June 2016. Lecture: Exodus – Myth or History?

            David Rohl

Tue 11 October 2016. Lecture: ‘A modest museum’: histories of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology   

            Dr Alice Stevenson, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL.

Tue 15 November 2016. Lecture: Seth, Lord of Chaos, Defender of Re: The Chequered Career of a Deity    

           John J. Johnston, University College London

Tue 13 December 2016. Lecture: Letters from the Desert: The story of Amice Calverley and Myrtle Broome

            Lee Young

Tue 24 January 2017. Lecture: The Mysteries of Nefertiti.

            Dr Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol

Tue 21 February 2017.   Lecture: Kushite Kings on the Upper Nile: pyramids, royal statues and a temple to Amun 

            Dr Julie Anderson, the British Museum

Tue 28 March 2017. Lecture: The Riddles of the Walls; graffiti from ancient Egypt

            Dr Hana Navratilova

Tue 16 May 2017. Lecture: Delta Myths and Legends.

            Dr Penny Wilson, University of Durham 

Tue 20 June 2017. Lecture: Gebel Silsila: on the trail of Egypt’s Temple Builders

            Dr Sarah Doherty.

Tue 3 October 2017. Lecture: The Tomb of Djehutyhotep at Deir el-Bersheh

John Wyatt

Tue 14 November 2017. Lecture: Exhibiting Ancient Egypt: The Annual Exhibitions of British Archaeological Societies, 1884-1939.

Alice Williams, Wolfson College Oxford.

Tue 12 December 2017. Lecture: ‘Under the Majesty of the Son of Re, Domitian, an obelisk of granite was erected for Isis the Great’: The Afterlife of Egyptian Obelisks in Imperial Rome.

            Dr Luigi Prada, University College, Oxford

Tue 23 January 2018. Lecture: The Life and Work of Nina de Garis Davies

Lee Young

Tue 27 February 2018. Lecture: The Valley of the Kings

Prof Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol.

Tue 20 March 2018. Lecture: Senenmut Redivivus

Dr Campbell Price, Manchester Museum

Tue 1 May 2018. Lecture: Marvellous Land of the Golden Goddess: a journey into the world of ancient Egyptian poetry

Dr Hana Navratilova, Griffith Institute, Oxford

Tue 5 June 2018. Lecture: The Late Period Landscape of Saqqara

Scott Williams, University of Cardiff.

Tue 9 Oct 2018. Lecture: Wonderful Things’ from Swansea’s Egypt Centre

            Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown, Egypt Centre, Swansea University.

Tue 20 Nov 2018. Lecture: Recent Work at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

            Dr Anna Garnett, Petrie Museum, University College London

Tue 11 Dec 2018. Lecture: Deir el-Bahari: Montjuhotep, Hatshepsut, the Royal Mummies and More.

            Prof Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol.

Tue 22 Jan 2019. Lecture: Latest discoveries and reconstruction in the South Asasif necropolis: the burials of  Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakhamun (TT 223)

            John Billman, South Asasif Conservation Project

Tue 26 Feb 2019.  Lecture: Rameses III, King of Egypt.

            Prof Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol.

Tue 2 April 2019. Lecture: Vivant Denon: A Scholar and a Gentleman

Lee Young

Tue 14 May 2019. Lecture: A House of Mummies: Joseph Mayer’s Egyptian Museum in 19th Century Liverpool

            Dr Ashley Cooke, National Museums Liverpool.

Tue 4 Jun 2019. Lecture: The reception of ancient Egypt in Victorian Britain

            Prof Stephanie Moser, University of Southampton.

Tue 22 Oct 2019. Lecture: Ritual Sex in Ramesside Thebes.

            Cynthia Sheikhoslami, late of American University in Cairo.

Tue 19 Nov 2019. Lecture: Explorations at the Gebel el-Haridi.

            Prof Sara Orel, Truman State University, Kirksville, USA.

Tue 10 Dec 2019. Lecture: Searching for Lost Tombs.

            Dr Chris Naunton, President, International Association of Egyptologists.

Tue 28 Jan 2020. Lecture: Be of Good Cheer: The Eulogy in Roman Egypt

            Maiken Mosleth King, University of Bristol.

Tue 2 Jun 2020. Lecture: A Scribal Life

            Dr Hana Navratilova, University of Reading/Oxford Centre for Life Writing University of Oxford.

Tue 6 Oct 2020. Lecture: The Life and Times of Emile Prisse D’Avennes.

            Lee Young

Tue 17 Nov 2020. Lecture: By the light of the silvery Moon: Lunar lore in ancient Egypt

            John J. Johnston, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.

Tue 15 Dec 2020. Lecture: The Tutankhamun Excavations and the Pharaoh’s Revenge: Between History and Myth

            Dr Ellie Dobson, University of Birmingham

Tue 12 Jan 2021 Lecture: Finding Imhotep.

          Dr Janice Kamrin, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Tue 23 Feb 2021. Lecture: The Ancient and modern history of Gamhud, a Ptolemaic cemetery in Egypt

           Dr Katalin Kóthay, Curator, Egyptian Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

Tue 13 April 2021. Lecture: Stories from Late Period and Greco-Roman Egypt.

           Professor Kim Ryholt, Professor of Egyptology, University of Copenhagen.

Tue 25 May 2021. Lecture: ‘The Elderly Lady’s Elephant’: Cleopatra’s Needle

           Dr Chris Elliott

Tue 29 June 2021. Lecture: New Discoveries in the South Temple of Senwosret III at Dahshur

           Dr Adela Oppenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Tue 14 September 2021. Lecture: Abydos and the Military Reconquest of Egypt

Dr Steve Harvey

Tue 12 October 2021. Lecture: James Henry Breasted and the Birth of American Egyptology

           Dr Emily Teeter, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.

Tue 16 November 2021. Lecture: Backwater Puritans?” The intersection of local and international in Nubian material culture and practice at Kushite Tombos

           Professor Stuart Tyson Smith, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA.

Tue 21 December 2021. Lecture: Two Decades at Kom el-Hetan: revealing the memorial temple of Amenhotep III

          Dr Hourig Sourouzian

Tue 25 January 2022. Lecture: Siwa Oasis over the Millennia

         Dr Sofia Häggman, Mediterranean Museum, Stockholm

Tue 22 February 2022. Lecture: ‘Invisible Archaeology’ at the Museo Egizio, Turin

         Dr Christian Greco, Director, Egyptian Museum, Turin

Tue 5 April 2022. Lecture: A Lost Royal Tomb at Abydos: the Re-Excavation of Abydos Tomb S9 and its Insights into 13th Dynasty Kingship

         Dr Dawn McCormack, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

Tue 17 May 2022. Lecture: Tutankhamun. Excavating the Archive

         Dr Daniela Rosenow, Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

Tue 28 June 2022. Lecture: Humble artworks or hidden treasures? Late Period coffins from Lower and Middle Egypt.

  •   Katharina Stövesand, German Archaeological Institute, Cairo.

Tue 13 September 2022 Lecture: One Tomb, Two Kings – Unlocking the Sequence of Construction and Decoration of Theban Tomb 110 (Djehuty)

  •     JJ Shirley, American Research Center in Egypt

Tue 11 October 2022 Lecture: A Tale of Two Tells: Rebellion and the Rosetta Stone

  • Dr Jay Silverstein, Director, Tell Timai Project

Tue 15 November 2022. Viewing of the BBC TV programme Tutankhamun in Colour,

  • with ‘live’ remarks by the presenter, Dr Liz Frood of the University of Oxford, and its consultant, Prof Aidan Dodson of the University of Bristol.

Tue 13 December 2022. Lecture: The Narmer Palette Once Again: Unmasking the blow

  • Dr Kathryn Piquette, University College London

Tue 10 January 2023. Lecture: Excavations in the New Kingdom Necropolis at Saqqara.

  • Professor Ola el-Aguizy, Professor of Egyptology, Cairo University.

Tue 14 March 2023. Zoom Lecture: Commodity and Competition: How Funerary Papyri Contain More Than Religious Knowledge

  • Dr Marissa Stevens, University of California at Los Angeles.

Tue 11 April 2023. Zoom Lecture: Amarna Statuary Mysteries.

  • Dr Kristin Thompson, Amarna Project.

Tue 9 May 2023. In person lecture: Facing the Dead: Ancient and Modern Reactions to the Faiyum Mummy Portraits

  • Dr Campbell Price, The Manchester Museum.

Tue 27 Jun 2023. Zoom lecture: The Doctor and the Pasha: Life and Work of Alessandro Ricci (1792-1834)

  • Dr Daniele Salvoldi, Adjunct Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo

Tue 12 September 2023. Zoom lecture: Sacrifice for the State: Understanding the First Dynasty Subsidiary Burials at Abydos.

  • Dr Rose Campbell, Assistant Director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

Tue 10 October 2023. In person lecture: A Boy and his Empire: Antinous, Last God of the Ancient World.

  • John Johnston, International Society for the Study of Egyptomania.

Tue 14 November 2023. Zoom lecture: The Antiquities-hunters and Proto-Egyptologists of early 19th Century Thebes

  • Eva Cornelisse, Leiden University, Netherlands

Tue 19 December 2023. Zoom lecture: The Memphis Hathor Temple: Recent Work and New Discoveries

  • Dr Michelle Marler, Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

Tue 30 January 2024. Zoom lecture: “We Are For Egypt”: The Story of “Egypt” in the American Heartland

  • Professor Stacy Davidson, Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA

Tue 5 March 2024. Zoom lecture: “There Shall be Made for Me a Tomb in the Eastern Mountain”- an Archaeological Survey of the Royal Wadi at Amarna

  • Nick Brown, University of California at Los Angeles

Tue 9 April 2024: Zoom Lecture: The Modern Resurrection of Thutmose III & Hatshepsut

  • Professor Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol