The first of a new series of events to be held in the North of England took place in Manchester on Saturday 23 October. The study day was intended as a showcase for a series of current EES field research projects all of which are focusing on the theme of ‘landscape development and climate change’ and the human responses to it. Fascinating talks were given by Jamie Woodward (University of Manchester), Penny Wilson (University of Durham), Angus Graham (UCL), Judith Bunbury (University of Cambridge) and David Jeffreys (UCL) and the 70+ members in attendance were invited to share their thoughts on the Society’s work with speakers, staff and Trustees over a glass of wine at the end of the day. Photographs of the event are available here: http://tinyurl.com/38dfmw8. Further events to be held in various locations in the North of England are planned for 2011, details to follow.
The Egypt Exploration Society is very keen to ensure that its events are accessible to as many of its supporters as possible regardless of where they live. If you belong to an Egyptology group outside London and would like to host a study day or seminar in association with the EES, please contact Chris Naunton: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7242 2266.