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2024 Chairman’s Update

2024 Chairman’s Update

It has been a good start to the year and a memorable one for the small party (10 of us) who made it to Egypt for a two-week tour of some of the most important sites. Ten days in Luxor were followed by three full days in Cairo. The programme was very full as you...

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Baboons in Ancient Egyptian Art and Religion

Baboons in Ancient Egyptian Art and Religion

On the 14th May 2024 , Diana Hayden, one of our members, gave a fascinating talk, online, to the Society’s Members. Our thanks to Diana for sharing with us a really interesting talk with dozens of wonderful images from the whole breadth of Ancient Egyptian culture. She traced the importance of the baboon back to...
Ian Trumble – Threads through time: Textiles and Beliefs in Ancient Egypt

Ian Trumble – Threads through time: Textiles and Beliefs in Ancient Egypt

This was Ian’s second visit to the Hapy Society and this time he was really focusing on what makes Bolton Museum famous – it’s huge collection of Egyptian textiles. Surprisingly, perhaps, the textile collection at the Bolton Museum is recognised as the best collection in the world, outside Egypt! We are therefore very fortunate to...
Sarah Griffiths – Egypt’s Middle Kingdom: Conflict, Murder and a Cultural Golden Age

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

Alright, admit it! Who had heard of Mentuhotep II before this lecture? And, if you did know of Mentuhotep II, the great unifier of Egypt around 2000BC, did you also know of Mentuhotep III and IV? And what about Amenemhat I, II, III and  IV, or Senusret I, II or III? Not forgetting Sobekneferu, the...
Petrie Museum Visit – 1st May 2024

Petrie Museum Visit – 1st May 2024

Having first assembled at the Friends House cafe (I highly recommended it) the Petrie Museum was but a short walk away. There we were met by a young lady called Uzma Haque, who was to be our very well-informed guide on a tour specially laid on for us. What was particularly fascinating about this collection...
Review of Dr. Stephen Buckley’s lecture: Egyptian Mummification – From the Stone Age to the Modern Age

Review of Dr. Stephen Buckley’s lecture: Egyptian Mummification – From the Stone Age to the Modern Age

We at the Hapy Society have been blessed, over the last few years, by the quality of the talks given by our visiting speakers.  That given by Dr. Stephen Buckley, from York University, was no exception.  Dr. Buckley’s topic centred on mummification in ancient Egypt, and he gave us a fascinating insight into the techniques...
A statuette of Neith from the Late Period (Wikimedia, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Review of Christiane’s lecture on the goddess Neith – Sun 14th May

Members’ regular online Zoom talks are a very enjoyable and informal way to find out more about aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. In May Christiane Cartwright gave us an insight into the magical world of the fearsome and powerful goddess Neith, and the real-life Egyptian queens who took her name. We found out that...
Review of Bolton Museum Visit – Wed 28th June

Review of Bolton Museum Visit – Wed 28th June

What an impressive collection and thoughtful presentation of ancient Egyptian artefacts!During our visit, Ian Trumble, the Curator for Archaeology, Egyptology and World Cultures at Bolton Museum took the group around the exhibition on an impressive tour through history. We learned about the close connection between Bolton and excavations in Egypt in the 19th and 20th...

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Public Lectures

02 – Threads through time: Textiles and Beliefs in Ancient Egypt
02 – Threads through time: Textiles and Beliefs in Ancient Egypt
Lecturer: Ian Trumble – Curator of Bolton Museum Date & Time : Saturday 13th April 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...
01 – Egypt’s Middle Kingdom: Conflict, Murder and a Cultural Golden Age
01 – Egypt’s Middle Kingdom: Conflict, Murder and a Cultural Golden Age
Lecturer: Sarah Griffiths – Curator 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...
The War of Independence that began the 18th Dynasty
The War of Independence that began the 18th Dynasty
the Hapy Egyptology Society present a lecture by Mr John Johnsone (Chair of the Horus Society) entitled "The War of Independence that began the 18th Dynasty" at the Cooper Gallery Sat 28th Oct 2023 at 4:15pm...
Egyptian Mummification: from the Stone Age to the Modern Age
Egyptian Mummification: from the Stone Age to the Modern Age
The Hapy Egyptology Society hosts Dr Stephen Buckley's latest lecture "Egyptian Mummification: from the Stone Age to the Modern Age" at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley - Sat 2nd September 2023 at 4:15pm...
Tomb Families: Private Tomb Distribution in the New Kingdom Theban Necropolis
Tomb Families: Private Tomb Distribution in the New Kingdom Theban Necropolis
Dr Kath Slinger, Lecturer at The University of Liverpool, presents her latest Egyptian Lecture at the Cooper Gallery on Sat 10th June 2023 at 4:15, hosted by the Hapy Egyptology Society...
**CANCELLED** Singing With the Dead: The Harpist’s Song in the New Kingdom
**CANCELLED** Singing With the Dead: The Harpist’s Song in the New Kingdom
Dr Huw Twiston-Davies present his lecture “Singing With the Dead: The Harpist’s Song in the New Kingdom” at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley for the Hapy Egyptology Society on Sat 29th April at 4:15pm...
Typical Myths about Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Aand How to Read Them
Typical Myths about Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Aand How to Read Them
March, 2023 – Guest Lecturer Dr. Bill Manley, Honorary President of Egyptology Scotland, is an Egyptologist, university lecturer, museum curator and best-selling author. Best known for devising popular forms of access to the study of Ancient Egypt. His lecture aims to lift the lid on some of the myths found in Egyptian Hieroglyphs!!...
Who Ruled Thebes in the First Millennium? and why Bother Being King?
Who Ruled Thebes in the First Millennium? and why Bother Being King?
Guest Lecturer Chris Naughton presents a spellbinding recount of Thebes in the First Millennium and asks the question “Who Ruled and Why?”...
Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian “Pooh-Bah” and his Afterlife
Senenmut: An Ancient Egyptian “Pooh-Bah” and his Afterlife
December 2022 – Guest Lecturer Campbell Price walks through the life and afterlife of Senenmut, Steward of the Gods Wife (Queen Hapshepsut) and Steward of the Gods Daughter (Neferure) and poses the question “Lover of the Queen?”...

Member-Only Lectures

British Library - Baboon Statue
The Baboon in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Art
14th May 2024 @ 7:30pm – Guest Lecturer Diana Hayden from our “Big Brother” the Horus Society will be presenting...
Egypt’s greatest pharaohs
Egypt’s greatest pharaohs
Date Tuesday 11th July Time 7pm Andy Ward (our Society’s Chairman) walks us through Egypt’s Greatest Pharaohs.  An online Zoom Presentation Zoom ID 973-271-6211 Password 895609...
Goddess Neith
The Goddess Neith
Neith was an ancient goddess of war and weaving. Goddess Neith was the patron goddess of the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and the city of Zau (Sais, Lower Egypt). Egyptians portrayed her as a fierce deity in her usual representations, a woman wearing the Red Crown...
Bill Nolan – The Turin Museum
Bill Nolan – The Turin Museum
December 2022 – Guest Lecturer Bill Nolan from our Big Brother the Horus Society will present a talk on the Turin Museum...