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


Hands-on object seminars (members only)
Seminars are suspended due to Covid-19

Lectures will continue to be held on Zoom but whenever possible also in person. All lectures begin at 18:30 unless otherwise stated. Live lectures take place in Lecture Theatre G6 in UCLs Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY. Zoom links are sent out a day or so in advance of the meetings. If you are a member and do not currently receive the emails containing the links, please contact

29th October 2021 Zoom
Tomomi Fushiya
Locations of archaeological sites in Nubian heritage - the cases of Amara West and Old Dongola

19th November 2021 Zoom
Kate Fulcher
Black ritual liquids applied to coffins and cartonnage

8, 15, 22, 29 December, & 5 January Zoom
Lucia Gahlin
Christmas and New Year Course: The Tomb of Seti I: the most splendid tomb in the Valley of the Kings

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10 December 2021 Zoom
Matt Szafran
Predynastic Palettes and their Possible Uses

21st January 2022 Zoom
Christiana Kohler
Petrie and the Materiality of Time - Relative Dating in Egyptian Archaeology

18th February 2022 Zoom
Aidan Dodson
Rediscovering the First Pharaohs

22th February 2022 Zoom
Book Auction

18th March 2022 In-Person and Zoom
Robert Morkot
Not just Egypt, not just Petrie: Sudanese Archaeology in the collection from prehistory to Meroe

Followed by the launch of Nubian Memoirs by Harry Smith.
Click here to download order form.

22nd April 2022 Zoom
Alice Williams
Petrie the Curator? Flinders Petrie on museums, collections and exhibitions.

13th May 2022 In-Person and Zoom
Omniya Abdel Barr
Four Cities seen by K.A.C Creswell: Jerusalem, Aleppo, Baghdad and Cairo

10th June 2022 Zoom Only
Hourig Sourouzian
What's new beyond the Memnon?

1st July 2022 Zoom and live screening in Lecture Theatre G6
Wendy Doyon
The Rise and Decline of Quft from Petrie to Postcolonialism

22nd July 2022 In-Person and Zoom
Maiken Mosleth King
Name choices and religion in Roman Egypt

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

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