The Board of Trustees and The Patrons of the British Egyptian Society express, with sadness, to the family, friends, colleagues, and the Egyptian community in the U.K., their sincere Condolences for the sad death of Dr Galal Ismael, the Chairman of the Egyptian Community Association. His Egyptian patriotism, and remarkable achievements cannot be expressed in words.

He will be missed by us all.
May God bless him.

Mission Statement

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.

What we do

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 Egyptian Revolution

of 1919

The Birth of the

Modern Nation

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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.


Maat, Morals & Justice in Ancient Egypt by Beth Asbury : 3rd December

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 “Painting & Difference”, Painting Exhibition by Dr. Dina El-Sioufi

The Egyptian Bureau for Cultural & Education Affairs is pleased to announce and invite you to the upcoming events:  “Painting & 

Girls Love: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Girls Love: Film Screening and Panel Discussion In its annular joint film event the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau (ECEB) 

Private View of “Troy- Myth and Reality” at the British Museum

Private View of “Troy- Myth and Reality” at the British Museum The British Museum, very kindly, has granted us a 


By Dr Ahmed El Mokadem

You are Not Only The Mother Of The World

But, You Are, In Fact, The World

To You My Most Beautiful Love, I Say:

May Your Unique Sun Bring You New Energies By Day

May Your Stunning Moon Softly Restore You At Night

May Your Refreshing Rain Wash Away Any Worries You Have

May Your Gentle Jasmine’s Breezes Restore Your Sacred Soul

And May Your Glorious Tomorrow Always Find You Feeling Better

The Day Before: Amin

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