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About us – Southampton Ancient Egypt Society

We are a non-profit organisation that hosts monthly Egyptological themed meetings that are open to members and visitors alike. These meetings are held on Saturday afternoons, usually virtually on Zoom. Meetings feature an illustrated lecture presented by a speaker from the world of Egyptology and usually take place on the third Saturday of the month (in August, there is no meeting, and in December the meeting is sometimes on the second Saturday.)  Doors open at 1.30 pm. The lectures are split into two sessions. Lectures commence promptly at 2 pm. and meetings conclude around 4.30 pm.

Currently, physical face to face meetings are only held on an irregular basis. When these happen, they are advertised on Facebook and on this website. They are usually held at Itchen College. Hybrid meetings are being investigated but are not yet possible. A hybrid meeting is a face to face meeting at Itchen College which is also transmitted through Zoom. See the 'News' section for the latest on our regular 'virtual' meetings and occasional face to face meetings.

Whatever your age or level of interest why not come along and see what SAES can offer you? We  provide an opportunity for enthusiasts to meet up and share their interests in a friendly and informal social setting.  Since our founding  in 1998, our membership and reputation amongst other UK societies has ensured that we continue to secure lectures from top class speakers.

Our monthly meetings usually take place virtually on Zoom. Occasionally, face to face meetings take place at Itchen College in a comfortable, modern and welcoming environment with disabled access and ample on-site parking. The venue is well served by public transport and within easy reach of the M27 and other major roads. Occasionally we also host themed study days and additional evening Meetings with speakers from the local area, or from our own Society who wish to share their enthusiasm for Ancient Egypt, Egyptology and Egyptomania.

The Society Newsletter is "Hotep", and is published in electronic format to members. Contributions are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact our Secretary at or telephone 07812 851095.