West Midlands Egyptology Society

Venue Update!

Our new home for the season

For our remaining talks during the 2019-2020 season we will be located in the Birmingham Midland Institute.


9 Margaret St,


B3 3BS



Getting here on Public Transport

6 minute walk from Birmingham Snow Hill train station.



There are a number of council run car parks in the city centre that are within walking distance to our venue. Click on this link to see more information on council run car parks.

Welcome Back!


9 October 2019: Egypt in England 

Speaker: Chris Elliot.                                         wp41a13a05_06

More than 200 years of the cultural legacy of Ancient Egypt expressed through Egyptian style architecture in England. Mock temples pyramids and obelisks. The What, Where and Why of buildings ranging from mill to mausoleum and cinema to synagogue’. Chris has written on Ancient Egypt’s influence on our culture for the Journal of Egyptian archaeology and a variety of other publications including Ancient Egypt magazine, BBC history Magazine, the Daily Mail travel section and many others. He appeared in the TV series ‘how London was built’ talking about Cleopatra’s needle and has been a member of EES since 1993 helping to set up their website.

You can find out more about him at the website: http://www.egyptinengland.com

June and July 2019

We will have a talk in both June and July before we break for the summer period. For more information on our talks visit our page here.

We are planning a trip to visit the Tutankhamun trip in London in 2019 and Bolton Museum. Please stay tuned for more details!

Hieroglyph Class

Hieroglyph Classes

We are pleased to announce our first Hieroglyph classes for September 2018. Please note attendees must be available for all three sessions. To book, please follow the link to our Eventbrite page and complete the form: Click here to book tickets

Hieroglyph poster

Venue: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Time: 10am- 4:30pm – 16th, 23rd, 30th September 2018

Cost: Concessions/Students: £60* P.P,  Adults: £70* P.P

*Please note that Eventbrite admin fees will be added to the price of the course. These will be shown on our Eventbrite page.

Lunch will not be included but attendees are welcome to bring a packed lunch or to use one of the options in the city centre as the museum is well located.

SAVE THE DATE: Next trip on 2nd June 2018!

The WMES will be returning to Merseyside for an exciting look at the Book of the Dead exhibition at the famous Victoria Gallery & Museum. For more information, please go to our Trips and Events page at the top of this page in the blue bar. Alternatively click here.26733826_2075419132687724_9017647351164599961_n

Call for papers extended until 1st June 2018!

Our call for papers has been extended. This is for our upcoming conference happening this November at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. For more information please click here.

Next trip announced! March 2018

We are excited for our next trip! Join us. Non-members welcome! For more details on the trip visit our events page27946528_10155331208486461_1303469060_o

Next talk: Join us for Valentines Day 2018

Visit the events page for more details on the speaker and the talk! Non-members welcome – just pay on the door! See you there!

Feb talk poster

WMES 2018 Conference – Call For Papers!

The West Midlands Egyptology Society is pleased to announce its 2018 Conference.

New poster 2018



For more information including the call for papers announcement and to register interest in attending please visit our conferences page!

Join us this Wednesday – 1st talk of 2018!

For more details of the talk and the speaker visit our events page here. Non-members welcome! Pay on the door or purchase a membership, for prices see here!January Talk Poster

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