HAPY's Lecture programme

What's coming up in 2024

01 – Egypt’s Middle Kingdom: Conflict, Murder and a Cultural Golden Age

Lecturer: Sarah GriffithsCurator of the Manchester Egyptology Society

Date & Time : Saturday 17th February 2024 @ 4:15pm

Synopsis : The Middle Kingdom, seen as Egypt’s classical period for art, history and literature, began with the rise of a warrior king who reunified Egypt, re-established the country’s prosperity and international standing, and whose stunning mortuary temple became the template on which the great temples of the New Kingdom were based. Sarah Griffiths explores the reign and legacy of a pharaoh revered by later kings: Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of the 11th  Dynasty.

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

Tickets – please email – Tickets.HapySociety@gmail.com or pop into to Cooper Gallery gift shop

Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee

02 – Threads through time: Textiles and Beliefs in Ancient Egypt

Lecturer: Ian TrumbleCurator of Bolton Museum

Date & Time : Saturday 13th April 2024 @4:15pm

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

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Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee

03 – Singing with the Dead: The Harpist’s Song in the New Kingdom

Lecturer: Dr Huw Twiston DaviesLecturer in Egyptology at Manchester University

Date & Time : Saturday 15th June 2024 @4:15pm

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

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Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee

04 – Unwrapping Mummies Without Removing the Bandages: Use of the CT Scan in Egyptology

Lecturer: Dr Robert Loynes Honorary Lecturer At Manchester University’s KNH Centre

Date & Time : Saturday 31st August 2024 @ 4:15pm

Synopsis: Dr Robert Loynes obtained a PhD in Egyptology from The University of Manchester in 2014, after retiring from a career as an orthopaedic surgeon when he was awarded an MBE. Since then he has been involved in continuous research programmes using medical imaging and, in particular, CT scans to analyse mummification techniques and reveal pathology within ancient Egyptian mummies from sources including Egypt, Moscow, Italy, the USA and the UK. A regular speaker on the subject of mummification at international conferences, he also speaks to Egyptology societies in the UK and abroad and is in the process of compiling a metadata base of mummy CT scans to enable a more robust discourse on mummification techniques throughout the eras of Egyptian history.

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

Tickets – please email – Tickets.HapySociety@gmail.com or pop into to Cooper Gallery gift shop

Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee

05 – The History of the Rosetta Stone Rebellion

Lecturer: Dr Jay SilversteinLecturer Nottingham Trent University

Date & Time : Saturday October 12th @ 4:15pm

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

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Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee

06 – Secret Signs: Decoding the Cryptography of Egyptian Texts

Lecturer: Dr Penny Wilson Lecturer at Durham University

Date & Time : Saturday 16th November 2024 @ 4:15pm

Location: Cooper Art Gallery

Tickets – please email – Tickets.HapySociety@gmail.com or pop into to Cooper Gallery gift shop

Cost: £15 Non-Members / £14 Members

cost includes a buffet after the lecture with tea and coffee