Poynton Ancient Egypt Society (previously Poynton Egypt Group) first opened its doors in 1993, after a group of residents of the town of Poynton, in Cheshire, decided to meet after reaching the end of a short course in Egyptology in a local evening centre.
Since those days, the society has grown from strength to strength, and has a regular membership of people from far and wide. We hold meetings once a month, usually on the fourth Friday of the month (apart from December, July and August).
Over the years, our members have heard a wide variety of lectures, given by many different speakers. We also have arranged trips to a number of local and national museums for our members.
A number of members of the group have been to Egypt, some many times. Although we don't organise trips to Egypt ourselves for members and others, groups of members within the society often arrange trips themselves to see sites mentioned in previous meetings. Some of us try to see places in Egypt slightly off the main tourist routes, perhaps on the recommendation of previous speakers, or even to meet speakers whilst they are working in Egypt themselves, if they are conducting field work there at the time of the visit.
We enjoy links with other local Egyptological societies and are always keen to hear from other groups, and welcome their members to visit our meetings.
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