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We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring and exciting short courses on Ancient Egypt and other areas of the Ancient World.
29th December 2016
Another opportunity to join BSS for a course in Luxor. This time studying one of Ancient Egypt’s most fascinating pharaohs – Amenhotep III – with Dr Peter Lacovara, Co-Director of excavations at Amenhotep III’s palace-city at Malqata. A series of 10 lectures combined with relevant site visits, including 5 ‘special openings’ of sites usually closed to visitors.
19th December 2016
Our Spring Study Day sees the return to BSS of Andrew Robinson, author of The Indus: Lost Civilizations, India: A Short History and Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction, as he brings us four lectures on the fascinating ancient Indus civilisation.
12th December 2016
John Romer’s television programmes and books have inspired many of us, and for many have sparked a lifelong interest in Ancient Egypt. On 10th December we were fortunate to hear John Romer give four lectures at our BSS study day, tying in with his latest book A History of Ancient Egypt: from the Great Pyramid to the fall of the Middle Kingdom.
22nd November 2016
Our BSS in Egypt 2016 course ‘Nubia: a journey through a drowned land’ in Aswan and on the shores of Lake Nasser was a great success. 19 of us had a fantastic time, very much thanks to our lecturer Dr Robert Morkot, our guide Ahmed El Saghir, and our tour coordinator Galal Alsenusy of Egypt Archaeological Tours. Thank you all!
20th September 2016
Our study day on September 17th tied in beautifully with the current underwater archaeology exhibitions at the British Museum in London and Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Curators of these two exhibitions, Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Paul Roberts gave lectures, as did the underwater archaeologist Peter Campbell, and director of excavations at the Egyptian port of Naukratis, Ross Iain Thomas.
3rd August 2016
4 weeks, 8 courses, 161 bookings - July was a fantastic month at Bloomsbury Summer School. Thanks to all our great course directors, guest lecturers, course coordinators, and of course to so many of you for attending our summer schools!
8th July 2016
Our December study day will be a rare opportunity to hear John Romer speak in the UK. Come and hear this thought-provoking and charismatic Egyptologist give four lectures to tie in with his latest book: A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2: from the Great Pyramid to the fall of the Middle Kingdom.
1st July 2016
This day of 4 lectures will focus on this summer’s most talked about topic: Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities: maritime archaeology shedding light on Egypt and the Mediterranean’s ancient navigation, trade, industry and religion. The curators of both current blockbuster underwater exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum and British Museum will be speaking to us, alongside archaeologists from the excavations at the port of Naukratis in Egypt’s Delta, and the shipwrecks in the Fourni archipelago near Turkey.
15th June 2016
Dr Renée Friedman, Director of the Hierakonpolis Expedition brought together eminent members of her team to share their latest excavations and ideas with 170 of us at our Summer Study Day. We went home with our brains whirling with new interpretations and information. A huge thank you to Reneée Friedman, Wim Van Neer, Liam McNamara and Stan Hendrickx for an enthralling day.
10th March 2016
The British Museum’s charismatic, provocative, and deeply knowledgeable Assyriologist Dr Irving Finkel delighted 175 BSS students on March 5th. All the questions and comments from the audience really added to the day. Very many thanks to Irving Finkel for sharing his extraordinary insights, and so much pre-publication research with us.