Programme
2021


In normal years the society welcomes members and guest visitors
throughout the year at the Mayer Hall in Bebington


Our usual venue, Mayer Hall, did reopen on the 17th May but with restricted capacity for only 15 people. Clearly that will not work for our Society and, together with all the uncertainty that surrounds a return to normal life, we feel that the only viable option is to continue with online meetings for the rest of this year.
This is disappointing for us all as we are fully aware that a Zoom lecture doesn’t compare with a physical meeting where we can all get together face to face,
but at the moment it is the only way to guarantee that the meetings will run as advertised
all meetings will continue to be online via Zoom until the end of 2021
These are free to members
and guests may book a place via the Eventbrite details below.


2021    Programme

 Meetings July  to December

Monday July 12th  2:00pm 
Professor Aidan Dodson – Rameses III : King of Egypt

Monday August 9th  2:00pm
Dr Wolfram Grajetzki – Private Sarcophagi of the Ramesside Period

Monday September 13th  2:00pm  > note the new date <
Huub Pragt – The Semenkhkara Enigma : the mystery at the end of the Amarna period

Monday October 11th  2:00pm 
Dr Anne Landborg – To Cut a Long Spell Short : textual excerpts on the two brothers’ coffins and coffins from Assiut

Thursday November 11th    >>  note  7:00pm  <<
Dr Joanna Kyffin – Magic in Ancient Egypt : spells, healing and curses?

Monday December 13th  2:00pm
AGM and the President’s annual lecture






Dr Jo Kyffin
Magic in Ancient Egypt: spells, healing and curses’? 

 Note the time - 7pm  11th November 2021

 Magic has often had problematic connotations, from the dangerous occult to the tricks of the stage conjuror. For the ancient Egyptians, magic was part of the fabric of their lives; a shield, weapon and comfort. During this talk we will explore the place and practice of magic in ancient Egyptian life. 

Jo studied at the University of Liverpool, writing her doctorate there on magical texts of the Ramesside Period and their rhetorical and scribal features. She worked for the Egypt Exploration Society and latterly taught Middle Egyptian at City Lit. 

Fuller details of the December lecture & AGM to follow

Unfortunately at present
you will have to
arrange your own
refreshments.