About Us

The society was formed in 2002 by a group of enthusiastic, like-minded people with the aim of appealing to a membership catchment area from the Wirral, Liverpool and the surrounding districts.

We welcome all members of the general public who have an interest in this fascinating period of ancient history.

The society runs a comprehensive programme of eleven monthly lectures over the twelve-month calendar period, to which all members and visitors are welcome
(see ‘Programme’ page for details)

The December meeting is reserved for members only.
Lectures are held on the second Monday of the month at 2pm
Mayer Hall, The Village, Lower Bebington, Wirral CH63 7PT,
except for April and September when meeting are by
Zoom & at 7pm in the evening.

We are extremely fortunate to be able to attract distinguished speakers, from museums and universities throughout the UK and, for our meetings online, we invite speakers from across the globe.
Current research is often presented. A lively question and answer session follows and is an enjoyable part of each meeting. Topics range from all periods of Egypt’s glorious past. We also encourage members to visit major exhibitions and attend study days.

We have a selection of books relevant to Ancient Egypt for sale.


The Committee
President ~ Dr. Ashley Cooke

Chair ~ Dr. Joanne Backhouse          joanne.backhouse@liverpool.ac.uk

Secretary  ~  Rosie Jackson             rosiejackson53@yahoo.com

Membership ~ Cheryl Tempest        cherylegyptology@outlook.com

Treasurer ~ Cheryl Hanson                throughthecatflap2@gmail.com    

Events ~ Cheryl Tempest                    cherylegyptology@outlook.com

Book Sales ~ Steve Tasker

Additional committee member

Bill Jackson   

General email address   WAESociety@gmail.com 

Design ~ Colin Armstrong-Liles
Content ~ Cheryl Hanson


Our Location

 We meet at the Mayer Hall, The Village, Lower Bebington , Wirral  CH63 7PL
Which is located opposite Bebington Civic Centre
where free parking is available
The nearest train station is Port Sunlight
which is approximately 300 metres away

There are also frequent bus services to this location

Please refer to
The Merseytravel Website for further information.
use CH63 7PL  or Mayer Park as the destination