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Ankh Events List

FUTURE EVENTS AND RELEVANT INFORMATION.

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VENUES:

Meetings will be held at the following location:

NORTH ROOM: Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.

OUR LECTURERS:

John Wyatt
John is the scientific consultant for Birds of the Nile Valley; AUC Press Nature Foldout. He is a specialist in African birds and mammals, and was formerly a deputy director at the British Trust for Ornithology. Trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, he is the world’s only ornithologist working full time on the birds of ancient Egypt.

Samantha Harris
Samantha gained a BA in History at Christ Church Canterbury and later an MA in Museum Studies. She worked for English Heritage as a volunteer before taking a full time position curating at St Augustine's Abbey, Walmer Castle and Richborough Roman Fort. She then became assistant curator at Dover Museum, and is now collections officer at Maidstone from where the recent scanning of Ta Kush was arranged. This took place together with the museum's other mummified artefact, which led to the surprising revelation of the 'hawk' mummy! Information concerning the work recently done on the mummy of Ta-Kush and other museum objects can be found by entering Samantha Harris Maidstone Museum into a search engine.

Aidan Dodson:

Aidan is so well known to all who are interested in Egyptology that he needs little in the way of introduction. However, briefly, he was born in London in 1962 and studied at Langley Grammar School before attending Collingwood College in Durham. He completed a BA at the University of Liverpool (1985), an MPhil (1986, Museum Practice and Archaeology), and a PhD (1995, Egyptology) at Christ’s College. He began teaching at the University of Bristol in October 1996 and held the position of Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo from January to July 2013. His primary research interests concern Ancient Egypt, with a particular focus on dynastic history and chronology, tomb architecture, sarcophagus and coffin design, canopic equipment, and the history of Egyptology. He is also an historian of late 19th and early 20th century navies, and has even written on the royal tombs of Great Britain. He has a long term project to study and publish Egyptian coffins in British provincial museums, the publication of which is pending. A detailed biography of Aidan is available on the Bristol University website.














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DATE

TIME

EVENTSPEAKERLOCATION
Wednesday 16th October 2019
2 to 4 pmNefertiti





Aidan Dodson

Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.
Wednesday 26th February 20202 to 4 pmFaience
Dr. Virginia Webb

Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.
Wednesday 23rd April 20202 to 4 pmSubject to be decided.Prof. Rosalie Davies

Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.
Wednesday 24th June 20202 to 4 pmEgyptian JusticeAlex Loktioner

Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.