DIARY

Meetings and lectures are usually held at 7:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month, there is no meeting in December. In July we hold our annual Day School - the venue for this year is St George’s GS, Richmond Road, Mowbray.

Non-members are very welcome at all meetings, a nominal entry fee of R25 is charged.

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There is no meeting of this society in December - we look forward to welcoming you at our 2017 meetings.

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Tuesday 28th February 2017

Mr Jos Koetsier – Blavatsky in Egypt – Her engagement with ancient Egypt.
In Cairo Madame Blavatsky met among other the French Egyptologist Gaston Maspero (1846-1916) and a number of persons who played an important role in constituting  the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875.

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Tuesday 28th March 2017

Dr Jessica Nitschke – The Formation of the Early Egyptian State: Recent Theories and New Approaches

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Tuesday 25th April 2017

Dr Richard Newman – The Judean Garrison at Elephantine –where are they now?
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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

David Cole - Ancient Music Revealed

Archaeological  evidence for Jerusalem temple instruments & how the cantillation marks in the Hebrew bible reveal music. You will also see a possible replica of the temple lyre which may have been King David’s.

Members Platform – Cherry Howell – Highclere Castle
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Tuesday 27th June 2017

Lambert Vorster – Double lecture – The Desert Fayyum & El Alamein Revisited
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DAY SCHOOL SATURDAY JULY 15TH at ST GEORGE’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

TUTANKHAMUN – OLDEST TEENAGER IN THE WORLD

PROGRAMME

10.00AM – Opening address
10.15am   Anlen Boshoff  - ”Clothing a Pharaoh – Tutankhamun’s Attire & Adornment”
11.15am – Tea/coffee/biscuits
11.45am – Keith Grenville – “Making a meal of it –  Tutankhamun’s menu. “
1PM – Lunch
14.15pm - Professor Dave Woods - “What Tutankhamun’s Mummy can tell us”
3.30pm – Close

THREE LECTURES – TEA/COFFEE – LUNCH R180/PERSON – BOOKING OPEN NOW!PHONE JEAN 021 557 5082 – 073 189 9626

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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Dr Renate Van Dijk-Coombes – TBA
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 Tuesday 26th September 2017

Jean Smith – The Uluburun Shipwreck

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Tuesday 24th October 2107

TBA

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Cape Town venue for Meetings and Lectures

The Jenny Mallet Hall
St George’s Grammar School
Richmond Road, Mowbray, Cape Town

For a printable pdf of the map, click here

Free secure parking available – non-members are welcome
Valid Membership Cards to be shown at all meetings

TESSA meets for monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month at St George’s Grammar School, Richmond Road, Mowbray.  We have ten meetings a year to which members have free access.   Monthly meetings generally take the form of a main lecture of about one hour followed by a tea/coffee break and then a 30 minute “Members’ Platform” where ordinary members are invited to “have their say” on any topic that interests them.  Occasionally we have “double lectures” where the topic being addressed is longer than normal and is interrupted by the tea/coffee break with the “Members’ Platform” falling away for that month.  Among our speakers have been some international figures, including Dr Zahi Hawass. We attempt to get a high-profile speaker every second or third year but, being at the wrong end of the world results in enormous travel costs.

There is no meeting in December because of the holidays and our July meeting takes the form of our Annual Day School which is held at the Baxter Theatre Complex in Rosebank. This event is the high point of our year and consists of three lectures on a specific theme and a sumptuous Egyptian-style buffet lunch.  This is the only thing for which members have to pay – obviously to cover the costs of catering and of the hire of the venue.

At our normal monthly meetings, members have free access to our ever-expanding Lending and Reference library.  We have close to 700 books all told, as well as a DVD section and magazines for members’ casual perusal.

Members also receive free copies of our quarterly magazine “Shemu” which contains general interest articles as well as brief details of recent discoveries.  Irregular reports on new discoveries are also e-mailed to those members for whom we have an electronic address.

TESSA arranges annual day outings to places of Egyptological interest.  Recent outings have included “Egypt in the Boland” and “Egypt in the Swartland.”

ANTHONY HUMPHREYS