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



11 to 14 September 2014, Dublin with Lucia Gahlin and Robert Morkot
Dublin details and booking form here

*DATE CHANGE*  8 to 19 January 2015, Western Desert Oases Tour with Salima Ikram
Egypt details and booking form here

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

LECTURES (non-members welcome) and SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday 27th September 2013 at 18.30
Wolfram Grajetzki, 'One of the mysteries of the inexplicable part': Petrie at Lahun and the burials of royal women of the Middle Kingdom
Tuesday 8th October 2013 17.30 to 19:00
Student event: Freshers Fair in the Petrie Museum
Friday 25th October 2013 at 18.30
Tine Bagh, A life after Petrie? Egypt and Nubia in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Saturday 26th October 2013
25th Anniversary Conference: In the Footsteps of Petrie
with Stephen Quirke, Tine Bagh, Campbell Price, Paolo del Vesco and Alice Stevenson

Ticketed, details and application form here
Friday 8th November 2013 from 18.30
Robert Morkot, Flinders Petrie and the writing of Egyptian history
Wednesday 11th December 2013
Book auction, viewing from 17:30, auction starts 18:00
Friday 13th December 2013 at 18.30
Joanne Rowland, 'Methods and Aims in Archaeology' in 1904 and 2013 what would Petrie make of today's practitioners?
Christmas lecture followed by wine and mince-pies!
Friday 31st January 2014 at 18.30
Ross Thomas, Petrie and Naukratis: the Greeks in Egypt
ECEB Petrie Lecture, Thursday 27th February 2014
Prof Stephen Quirke, Writing Women - Singing Child - Healing Touch: an Egyptological reflection
on the Petrie Museum / Egyptian Cultural and Education Bureau exhibition

Friday 21st March 2014 at 18.30
Susi Pancaldo, Conservation in the Petrie Museum: past, present and future
Friday 4th April 2014 at 18.30
John J Johnston, Petrie's Set: an Egyptologist in Bloomsbury
Saturday 5th April 2014
John J Johnston, Bloomsbury walk in Petrie's footsteps
Friday 16th May 2014 at 18.30
Angus Graham, The ancient landscapes and waterscapes of Petrie's 'Six Temples at Thebes'
Friday 6th June 2014 at 18.30, Keynote public lecture for the Festival of Pots
Magdalene Odundo, Acknowledging sources: Petrie's pots, objects and material culture
Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place followed by Friends-only party
Saturday 7th June 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Petrie Festival of Pots
Friends-only events in the morning and public events in the afternoon
further details here

Friday 20th June 2014 at 18.30
Christopher Naunton, How Petrie and the EES told their stories to the world
(and why this is important now)

Tuesday 1st July 2014, Marie Curie Project special open day
Dr Daniela Rosenow, Egyptian glass in the first millennium AD - archaeology meets science
Members only, FULLY BOOKED, details and booking form here
Friday 18th July 2014 at 18.00
Annual General Meeting followed by lecture at approx. 18:45:
Lucia Gahlin, Me, Amarna and 25 years at the Petrie Museum
Saturday 19th July 2014, Petrie Summer Lecture and Study Day
Dr Eleonora Kormysheva and Dr Maksim Lebedev of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Rediscovering the Giza Tombs: Reports on the field-work of the
Russian Archaeological Mission at Giza

Ticketed, details and booking form here
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 contact Jan Picton for details

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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