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The Friends hold lectures, special events and social occasions throughout the year.



22 to 26 June 2015, Turin and Bologna with Jan Picton
Turin trip details and booking form here

25 October to 1 November 2015, Northeast USA with Jan Picton
New York, Brooklyn, Boston and more. USA trip details and booking form here

Hands-on object seminars (members only)
click here for seminar programme

LECTURES (non-members welcome) and SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday 19th September 2014 at 18:30, Petrie Memorial Lecture
Dr Josef Wegner (U. Pennsylvania), Recent excavations of the lost royal tombs of Abydos
Ticketed, details and booking form here
18th / 20th September 2014
Conference at UCL supported by the Friends, Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)
Details at or use the combined booking form here
Thursday 2nd October 2014 from 17.00 to 19:00
Event for students in the Petrie Museum
Friday 31st October 2014 at 18.30
Jacqueline Hyman, What did Petrie and the ancient Egyptians ever do for Bolton?
Friday 14th November 2014 at 18.30
Ana Tavares, Living in a cultic landscape: the Khentkawes settlement at Giza
Friday 12th December 2014 at 18.30
Kasia Szpakowska, The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K
Saturday 13th December 2014, Study Day
Andrew Bednarski, Tricia Usick, Lee Young, Secrets Revealed: Artists and Epigraphers in Egypt
Ticketed, details and booking form here
Friday 30th January 2015 at 18.30
Leire Olabarria, Family Matters: Kinship and Kin Groups through the First Intermediate Period
Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 17:00
Special seminar with the Institute of Archaeology Material Cultures of Egypt research network: Maria Papadopoulou, The Macedonian cloak ‘chlamys’ in Hellenistic Egypt: a cultural biography
Friday 20th February 2015 at 18:30
Andrew Bednarski, Rescuing History: the American Research Center in Egypt's efforts
to record Sheikh Abd el Qurna

Friday 20th March 2015 at 18.30
Garry Shaw, Foreign connections: Egypt and the outside world before the New Kingdom
Saturday 21st March 2015, Study Day
Networks of the Red Sea: travel, trade and connections
In association with BFSA. Details and booking form here
Friday 10th April 2015 at 18:30
Jacquelyn Williamson, Death and the Sunshade of Re: new evidence for private mortuary cults in the Amarna Period
Friday 24th April 2015 at 18:30
Sarah Doherty, Gebel Silsila: Uncovering the birthplace of Egypt's temples
** DATE CHANGE ** Friday 15th May 2015 at 18.30
Michael Dee, Drought and the fall of the Old Kingdom
Saturday 6th June 2015 14:00 to 17:00, Summer Lectures
Eric Cline, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed and The birth of the International Age: The Ongoing Excavation of a Middle Bronze Age Palace at Tel Kabri.
With the Palestine Exploration Fund. Details and booking form here
Friday 12th June 2015 at 18.30
Anna Stevens, Excavating Amarna's cemeteries
Friday 19th June 2015 at 18:00
AGM and Petrie Summer Lecture Alice Stevenson, The Petrie Museum 1915-2015: the First Hundred Years, and beyond followed by a reception
Wednesday 16th September 2015 at 18.30
Beth Ann Judas, Travellers from the Great Green Sea: The Keftiu in Egypt
Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1

See photographs here from the Egyptian Fantasia 2006

For the latest information please email the secretary:
or leave a message on the Friends voicemail 020 7679 2369

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