Experience Egypt in Oxford
Visit to Oxford
Monday 26th September
Option 1 By coach departing at 8.45 Hilton
Double Tree Hotel Victoria Station
Option 2 By car meet at the Ashmoleon Museum at 11 am
Meet at the Ashmolean for coffee in the rooftop restaurant.
A guided tour of the Egypt and
Sudan Collection by the Keeper Mr Liam MacNamara.
will be at the Head of the River Pub at 1.15pm
Menu Vegan soup and sourdough bread
A sharing platter, for 2, of either:
Cobble Lane charcuterie: Coppa. Bresaola, Chorizo, fennel and garlic salami,
olives, pickles, Focaccia, sourdough bread and extra virgin olive oil
Hummus, tzatziki and roast pepper dip with Laverstoke Park Farm buffalomi,
marinated olives and grilled pitta breads.
Bodleian Library where Daniela Rosenow will give us a talk and tour
of the Tutenkhamun exhibition at the Bodleian.
This tour is open to members of the British Egyptian Society, Friends and Family
Cost will be dependent on numbers but approximately £65 by coach and £35 by car.
If you are interested please do kindly let our wonderful secretary Noel Rands know as
soon as possible by email to: email@example.com
We are a non-political private, non-profit society
We are a diverse society with members in many countries.
Our common bond is our interests in Egypt and Great Britain.
We focus on the Culture, Education and History of both countries.
The Society is committed to working with universities, institutions of fine art, religious and research institutions, museums, theatres and Egyptologists.
We offer inspirational talks, presentations, debates, seminars emphasizing subject matters that contribute to intellectual enrichment and foster bi-lateral understanding.
In 2021 we have launched 2 exciting initiatives
The Book Prize for the book that best improves understanding of the history, economy, culture, arts, music, literature, religions, beliefs and practices of Egypt
An Essay Prize The general topic of the essay is ‘Egypt in the 21 century – the constituents of the future’.
Please explore our website to discover more about our society, which we hope you will consider joining.
The British Egyptian Society (BES), a registered UK charity, has existed since 1990 and was created by Ambassador Mohamed Shaker and Sir Michael Weir. The charity is run by 6 Trustees and a Supervisory Board of 16 members.
BES was set up in 1990 by Ambassador Mohamed Shaker and Sir Michael Weir to further British Egyptian relations outside politics. We hold regular public meetings, lectures, debates and events in the UK in support of this aim and we often contribute grants in support of Egyptian scholars of Egyptian museum specialists and conservators on attachment to the British Museum. Our mission is to exchange ideas and knowledge, and to improve understanding of the history, culture, arts, music, literature, religions, beliefs and practices of Egypt.
The Society and charity is run by 6 Trustees and a Supervisory Board of 16 members.
The BES enables Egyptian and British people in the UK to exchange ideas and knowledge, and to improve understanding, of the history, culture, arts, music, literature, religions, beliefs and practices of Egypt.
We rely on our member’s enthusiasm and contribution to keep our society unique and continue its high-quality events. We trust you’ll have a great time connecting with us.
Our members benefit from our unique annual cultural visits to Paris and Turin to view the Egyptian museums, and have an excellent relationship with the British Museum. For the past, several years we have collaborated with the Curators from museums in Egypt to attend the British Museum for a fellowship summer training program. The Society, whose funds come from annual membership subscriptions and private donations, makes an annual contribution to the British Museum to enable this fellowship summer program for Egyptian archaeologists to study in the Museum. The Keeper of the Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department has been on our Board since we were founded and continue to have a big impact on our societies exposure.
We have had Private Views of major exhibitions at the British Museum, launched books by major authors and continue an excellent working relationship with Egyptian related sites including the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the University of Cambridge, The Louvre in Paris, a private view of the Book of the Dead Exhibition, the Hajj Exhibition and Ancient Lives at the British Museum.
Apart from attracting quality speakers to our Annual Flagship Lecture, the Sir Michael Weir Lecture which takes place in December. We are starting in April the first in a series of annual debates with a Middle East theme, lead by 6th formers from 4 important secondary schools from the State and Independent sectors.
The British Egyptian Society (BES), a registered UK charity, has existed since 1990 and was created by Ambassador Mohamed Shaker and Sir Michael Weir. The charity is run by 6 Trustees and a Supervisory Board of 16 members. The society was set up to enhance the Cultural and Educational links between the United Kingdom and Egypt in the belief that it would strengthen the understanding between these two Nations.