Manchester Histories Festival Event: Egyptology in Manchester

Manchester Histories Festival

Friday 24 Feb 7 – 9pm

Days Inn, Manchester Conference Centre

£5 pay on the door

Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES), in association with the University of Manchester KNH Centre for Egyptology and Ancient Egypt Magazine, present a special public lecture as part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

“Egyptology in Manchester”

An illustrated talk exploring the strong connections between the North West and Egyptology, covering the role played by local industrial magnets in funding early excavations, collecting artefacts and setting up museum collections in the area, highlighting some of the important artefacts and collections in Manchester and Bolton, and investigating current world leading mummy research at the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Egyptology .

The speakers are all local Egyptology experts.

– Prof Rosalie David, who received an OBE for her services to Egyptology, will introduce the evening. She is Head of the KNH Centre at Manchester University, the world’s leading centre for mummy studies.

– Dr Joyce Tyldesley is a senior lecturer in Egyptology at Manchester University and author of many books on Egyptology.

– Hilary Forrest has recently published “Manufacturers, Mummies and Manchester. Egyptology in Greater Manchester”.

The lecture is open to the public and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Ancient Egypt.

Doors open 6:30pm. Pre-lecture drinks can be bought at the venue bar.

Venue:

Days Inn Manchester Conference Centre,

Weston Building,

Sackville Street

Manchester, M1 3BB,

Telephone: 0161 955 8000

More information about the festival:   http://www.manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk/

More information about MAES:    http://www.maesweb.org.uk/

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