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This is the 19 September 2021 updated edition of the website. Any ideas and contributions for additions to the site will be gratefully received. Check back often for Society news.

Today's major change is the update of future meetings on the 'Home Page.' The next meeting is 16 October 2021 at 14.00 UK time. The meeting will be held on 'Zoom.' Bernadette Brady speaks on 'An Astronomical Ceiling at Esna: The Egyptian Story of the Sun and the Moon.' Also, Hotep 60 (the July and August edition of the Society newsletter) has been added. 

Hoteps can be found under the 'About Us' tab and then under 'Hotep Newsletter'. Future editions of Hotep will be added shortly after they are published.

As you know, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, physical meetings of the Society are currently NOT possible at Oasis Academy. This is due to the school closures and 'social distancing' measures announced by the government. Until the Covid situation is resolved, VIRTUAL meetings are being arranged.

The programme for next season is given below.

Wednesday 08 September 2021. Professor Barry Kemp 'Was Amarna Really A City of Gold?' 18.30 for 19.00 UK time.  

Thursday 16 September 2021. Annual General Meeting. (This meeting alone is 'members only.) 19.00 UK time.

Saturday 18 September 2021. Hilary Wilson 'The Aegean Connection 2: Egypt and the Sea Peoples.' 14.00 UK time. 

Saturday 16 October 2021. Bernadette Brady: 'An Astronomical ceiling at Esna: The Egyptian Story of the Sun and the Moon.' 14.00 UK time.  

Saturday 20 November 2021. Nicky van de Beek: 'From Saqqara to Leiden: The Journey of the Tomb Chapel of Hetepherakhet.' 14.00 UK time.  

Thursday 25 November 2021. John Wyatt: 'Herodotus on Egyptian Animals - Fact or Fiction? 19.00 UK time.

Saturday 18 December 2021. Dr. Heidi Köpp-Junk: 'Music in Ancient Egypt and its Beginnings - Latest Research in Music Archaeology (this lecture includes live music.)' 14.00 UK time.  

Saturday 15 January 2022. Sarah Griffiths: 'Ptolemaic Girl Power: Arsinoe II, Berenice II and Cleopatra VII.' 14.00 UK time.   

 Wednesday 16 February 2022. Salima Ikram: 'Discoveries in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Darb Ain Amur Survey.' 19.00 UK time. 

Saturday 19 February 2022. Carl Graves: 'The Lady that led to Tutankhamun: The Life and Legacy of Amelia Edwards.' 14.00 UK time.

Saturday 19 March 2022. Nicky Nielson: 'Excavating the City of the Snake Goddess: Flinders Petrie at Tell Nabasha.' 14.00 UK time.

Saturday 16 April 2022. Mark Walker: 'A Real Egyptian Temple? The Iseum at Pompeii.' 14.00 UK time. 

Thursday 05 May 2022. Cédric Gobeil:  'The Turin Museum’s current research at Deir el-Medina.' 19.00 UK time.

Saturday 21 May 2022. Claudia Naser: 'Provisions for the Dead, Ritual Implements, Luxury Objects? Conceptualising Grave Goods in New Kingdom Elite Contexts.' 14.00 UK time.

Saturday 18 June 2022. Andrew Shortland: 'BLUE: Ancient Egyptian Glass and Glazes.' 14.00 UK time.

Saturday 16 July 2022. John Wyatt and Hilary Wilson: Study Day 'Small Creatures - The Less Familiar Wildlife of Ancient Egypt.' Time to be advised.

ln September 2020, the Society welcomed its first overseas members. Since then, we have been joined by people from around the world, as well as parts of the UK well away from our normal catchment area. Welcome to everyone and to all our new members.

If you are based anywhere, inside or outside the UK, you can still join our virtual meetings. Why not give it a try? (All meetings are UK time.) 

For all virtual meetings, attendees will be emailed a link to be able to view it. The way for this to happen is that members are emailed a reminder, and requested to register for the meeting. The current arrangements are summarised below and repeated on the 'Join Us' webpage.

Zoom Meeting Joining Instructions

Meetings will be announced via the usual monthly reminder emails where the registration link will be given. To join a meeting, all you have to do is follow these steps:

1: Click on the registration link and enter your name and email address to register for the meeting.
2: If you have not already paid the meeting fee in advance, contact the Secretary at to arrange payment. Payments can be made by BACS transfer, through PayPal, or by cheque. Details below.
3: Look out for the link which will be sent during the week before the meeting. You may need to check your junk or spam folders in case it goes astray. If you have not received this link by the day before the meeting please try registering again or contact the Secretary. For reasons of security and copyright the meeting link should not be shared with anyone else.

For the new season, 1 Oct 2021 – 30 Sep 2022, subscription rates are as follows:
Existing UK Members : £10 (note, an additional payment of £30 can be added for 10 regular meeting fees) 
New UK Members: £10 (note, an additional payment of £30 can be added for 10 regular meeting fees)
Overseas Members: £12 (additional payment of £40 for 10 regular meeting fees)

Meeting fees:
Regular monthly meetings: Members: £3
                                               Overseas Members: £4
                                               Non-Members: £6
Occasional evening meetings, lecture series/courses & study days: individually priced.
 Note that all fees are under review for 2022 - 2023. The subscription rates are lower than when the Society host physical meetings, as we do not have to hire a venue.

Payment details:

Payments may be made through: PayPal to
                                                      BACS transfer to Lloyds Bank  30-90-86       account No: 01068756
                                                                                             Southampton Ancient Egypt Society   
                                                      Cheque sent to The Secretary,
                                                                                10 Cobbett Way
                                                                                 SO30 2ET

Please note that cheques are often delayed in the post due to Covid 19. Please post early!

 Anyone paying by bank transfer PLEASE let the secretary know by email, so the transaction can be correctly allocated to you. 

The membership subscription rates for 2021/2022 are special offers for people joining at this difficult time. The discount from our normal rates is due to the physical facilities at Oasis not being available. For more information, please contact the Southampton Ancient Egypt Society Secretary using

A 'Quick Zoom Tutorial' has been prepared and  emailed to members. New members who would like a copy, please contact the Secretary using

Please check the website often for updates. Apologies for the physical cancellations, but we are following Government guidelines closely. We hope you enjoy the virtual meetings. 

Meetings will be advertised on the website, on Facebook, in the news-letter and in our regular reminder emails. As a matter of security, we are asking for attendees to register in advance for each meeting, as detailed above.              

Although it has not yet posed a problem, there is a limit to the number of people we can accommodate in a Zoom meeting and there may come a time when a lecture or, for instance, the Study Day, is over-subscribed. In that case priority will be given to Members. For this reason, non-members cannot use the prepay scheme. 

We are monitoring the situation with the virus, so please check back often to see the status of our meetings at Oasis. The webmaster has been advised that the evening course scheduled to start in late April 2020 was also cancelled. Details of any refunds will be given to people concerned in due course.

 The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society Committee have filled out the programme for 2021 / 2022. As soon as further information becomes available, the webmaster will place it in the NEWS section. Please note that publishing of the programme will not take place this year due to Covid 19.


In the meantime, please stay safe.


There have been problems with the Society email address. A new address has now been obtained -

The old email address still works, and will be monitored from time to time. However, the new is now the best way to contact Southampton Ancient Egypt Society electronically. Telephone and postal address remain the same.   

Hoodies,' sweatshirts and polo shirts are selling well. Several members have worn them at recent meetings. They all have a woven 'Southampton Ancient Egypt Society logo,' and are available to order. Colours are white, navy or sky blue. Please see Annette at any future meeting.

Photograph. Current and former committee members at the 20th birthday meeting in September 2018. Left to right, David Marriott, Susan Marriott, Keith Rider, Jenny Turner, Carol Carswell, Norman Pease, Glenn Worthington, Hilary Wilson, Annette Winter, David Soper, Nicola Simpson, Mary Carter, Mark Walker, Maggie Pilling and Peter Funnel.