2023-24 Lecture Series

All lectures take place in Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31 – 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, and will also be streamed on Zoom for those unable to attend in-person. Occasionally, and where noted, the event is Zoom only (in which case they will only be accessible over Zoom).

Lectures start at 18:30. All lectures are followed by a drinks reception.

Zoom links are emailed out a day or so ahead of the lectures. If you don’t receive the Zoom links and would like to, please email pmf@friendsofpetrie.org.uk


Friday 13th October, 18:30
Gemma Tully, Anna Garnett, Emma Bryant and Catriona Wilson
Tutankhamun the Boy: Growing Up in Ancient Egypt, Reflections on Coproduction with Children in London and Amarna.

Friday 27th October, 18:30
Martin Odler
Why we need to understand ancient Egyptian copper.

Friday 10th November, 18:00 (Please note the earlier start time)
Marlé Hammond
Fatima Rushdi and Aziz Eid: Projecting Egypt on Stage and Screen.

Friday 8th December, 18:30
Summer Austin
Tut on Tour: 30-years of Demand Creation Through Exhibition.


Friday 19th January, 18:30 (Zoom only)
Eid Mertah
Egyptian Polychromed Bronze Osiris Statues from the First Millennium BC

Friday 23rd February, 18:30
Dan Potter
A “kind of exploration or antiquity-dealing-business”: Egyptian archaeology and the Antiquities Trade 1880-1939

Friday 15th March, 18:30
Margaret Maitland
The ‘Qurna Queen’: Reassessing a 17th Dynasty Intact Royal Burial

Friday 19th April, 18:30
Eleanor Dobson
Howard Carter and the Case of the Canary: The Tutankhamun Excavations and Cultural Mythmaking

Friday 17th May, 18:30 (Zoom only)
Kristin Thompson and Marsha Hill
Our Search for the Missing Royal Statues from Amarna

Friday 21st June, 18:30
Marcel Marée
Mapping the Looting and Trafficking of Egypt’s Cultural Heritage

Friday 26th July, 18:30
Paul Nicholson
Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara