Since the Poynton Egypt Group was first founded, in 1993, the group has tried to give its members a wide variety of topics.
We are now called Poynton Ancient Egypt Society, but we will continue the tradition of providing a wide range of excellent talks for our members. Over the years, we have heard talks given by our own members, by students doing high level research on Egyptological themes and by Egyptologists, local, national and even international. We have heard about excavations past and present, about pharaohs and religion in ancient Egypt, about literature, language and many other topics. In fact, our members have learnt much about this fascinating ancient civilisation. But of course, there is always chance to learn more...
Our current programme of meetings can be found by following the link on the menu on the left. You can also see the various lists of meetings since the 2004-2005 season. This should give you an idea of the scope of our meetings, and who we have had to speak to the group.
We usually meet on the fourth Friday of the month at Poynton Civic Hall, off Park Lane, in the centre of Poynton, Cheshire. The venue has good accessibility for the disabled, and there is a hearing loop in our meeting room. There is a large, well-lit car park outside the venue, and you can park your vehicle free of charge for the duration of the meeting.
Our meetings begin at 8:00pm, but you are invited to come in about 7:30pm, to take your seat and meet other members.
At our meetings you will find a warm and friendly welcome from our members. Our talks, which usually last about an hour, are illustrated with slides or other images, and are followed by a brief period of questions from the audience for the speaker.
We round off the evening with light refreshments of tea and coffee where we have a chance to chat informally with the speaker and each other.
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