About the adviser
Neil first became interested in Ancient Egypt in 1986 during a business trip to Cairo. Since then he has made over 40 visits to Egypt, the most recent being in December 2019.
He has successfully completed nine continuing education courses at Liverpool University covering various aspects of Egyptology.
He is a member of The Egyptian Exploration Society, and a Friend of the Petrie Museum and was a founder member of Horus Egyptology Society in Wigan, one of the largest and most successful Ancient Egypt societies in the UK. He has supported the Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project at Kom el-Hetan for over ten years.
He leads and lectures at Upholland and District u3a Egyptology Group and has run residential Egyptology courses for u3a members. He has also led Six u3a study trips to Egypt.
His talks are intended to be accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Egyptology.
Up Coming Talks:
Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Monday 12th April at 2.00pm
There were hundreds of deities in Ancient Egypt. In this talk, we will look at Egyptian creation myths and the function and roles of some of the most important Gods and Goddesses. Book via the online events page
Pit Graves to Pyramids, Monday 14th December at 2:00pm
In this talk, we look at burial rituals in ancient Egypt from the earliest pit graves in pre-dynastic times through to the magnificent pyramids of the Old Kingdom and beyond. We will consider how and why pyramids were constructed.
Rock Cut Tombs in The Valley of the Kings, Monday 11th January at 2:00pm
By the time of Egypt’s New kingdom, the pharaohs are buried in tombs cut into the hillside of a valley in the Theban Massif near Luxor. We will look at the design of these tombs, how they were constructed and the people who built them,
An Introduction to Temples in Ancient Egypt, Monday 8th February at 2:00pm
Other Talks to be confirmed from the following list can be booked on the events page
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