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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 be held on Zoom until at least the end of 2021. We will confirm the locations for 2022 when we know more about UCL's access policy and room availability. All lectures begin at 18:30 unless otherwise stated. The Zoom room will be open from 18:00. 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

10th December 2021 Zoom
Wendy Doyon
New Perspectives on Petrie and the Historical Origins of the Quftis

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

18th February 2022 UCL or Zoom
Aidan Dodson
Rediscovering the First Pharaohs

18th March 2022 UCL or Zoom
Robert Morkot
Not just Egypt, not just Petrie: Sudanese Archaeology in the collection from prehistory to Meroe

22nd April 2022 UCL or Zoom
Alice Williams
Title to be confirmed

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

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

22nd July 2022 UCL or Zoom
Angela Stienne
Ancient Egypt and Medicine, from the Wellcome Historical Medical Collection to the Wellcome Collection

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

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