Individual Meetings:

Members : FREE
Non members and Visitors: £5
Concessions: £3

 

Study Day and AGM:

Members : FREE
Non members and Visitors: £10
Concessions: £5
 
All lectures at Commercial Union House are in collaboration with Explore Lifelong Learning

2018 Meetings:

Saturday 27 th January - 1:30-3:30

 

Newcastle, The Literary and Philosophical Society, 43 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Map

Claus Jurman - Birmingham University

Amasis, a true philhellene? Reconsidering evidence from Memphis.

Claus will discuss an unpublished terracotta statue from Memphis in archaic Greek style with a cartouche of Amasis of Dynasty 26. It raises questions about Amasis’ connections with Greece and reputation as a ‘philhellene’. Claus is an expert on Late Period Egypt and will present some of his recent research.

 

Saturday 17 th March - 2:00-5:00

 

Durham, Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Map

HALF STUDY DAY

Aurochs at Qurta and Vultures at El Kab.

We are very proud and pleased to have talks from two scholars at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels. They will be talking about recent work at El Kab and the spectacular discoveries at Qurta.

Dr Dirk Huyge: Late Palaeolithic Rock Art at Qurta in Egypt

 

Dr Wouter Claes: The Old Kingdom Settlement at El-Kab: recent excavation and fieldwork.

 

Saturday 21 st April - 2:00–4:00

 

Durham, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Map

 

Handling Session - Members Only

 

Saturday 19 th May - 2:00-4:00

 

Newcastle, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6RQ Map

James Bennett Durham University

Tell Timai and its Terracotta Figures.

The terracotta figurines from the Graeco-Roman period give interesting insights into personal beliefs and religious practices. James will be discussing their role in everyday cults including a pair of acrobat figures.

 

Saturday 2 nd June - 10:00-4:00

Sunderland History Fair

 

June - TBC

Mick Oakey

Stone Carving

 

Saturday 14 or 21 st July TBC - 2:00–4:00

 

Durham, Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Map

Anna Stevens The Amarna Trust / Cambridge University

The Archaeology of Urban Life (and death) at Amarna.

Anna is the Deputy Director of the Amarna project and will discuss recent work at the city and her research.

 

 

Saturday 13 th October - 2:00–4:00

 

Durham, Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Map

In conjunction with The Friends of the Oriental Museum

Manuela Lehman British Museum

Living Abroad: Small Finds and the Ramesside town at Amara, West in Nubia.

Manuela will explore insights into life in an Egyptian city in Nubia based on the small-finds from the British Museum’s excavations.

 

Saturday 24 th November - 10:30-5:00

 

Newcastle, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6RQ Map

ANNUAL STUDY DAY and AGM

Temples, Cults and Rituals

Sarah Griffiths, Campbell Price and Penny Wilson.

What happened inside Egyptian temples? Four talks examine the different aspects of the temple complexes, through the temple form and structure, the temple ‘furniture’ and statues and its written rituals.