This exclusive evening includes Professor Joann’s talk (with time for Q&A), a complimentary drink on arrival accompanied by live piano music from Rob Law and exclusive access to the British Museum Touring Exhibition Egyptian hieroglyphs: unlock the mystery and Tutankhamun: 100 years of discovery. This event also includes a book purchase and signing opportunity.
With a wealth of evidence for the lives of women in ancient Egypt, from hardworking housewives to female pharaohs, much of what we know about Egypt’s past was discovered by female archaeologists, some of whom came from Yorkshire. So Jo will look at women in ancient Egypt as well as their pioneering modern counterparts who created so much of modern Egyptology.
Speaker biography: Professor Joann Fletcher is based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She is also Chair of Trustees at Scarborough Museums and Galleries, patron of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust and Lead Ambassador for the Egypt Exploration Society.
6.30pm – Doors open, complimentary drink, accompanied by live piano music from Rob Law playing music from the 1920s jazz age The ‘Discover into Ancient Egypt’ exhibitions will also open for exclusive viewing during this time.
7.30pm – 8.30pm – Professor Joann Fletcher talk (in the Ferens Studio) Women and Ancient Egypt: from female pharaohs to space archaeologists
8.30pm – 9.30pm – Book purchase and signing, bar, live piano music and ‘Discover into Ancient Egypt’ exhibitions open for exclusive viewing.