Lectures

I often get asked to give lectures etc. around the UK and elsewhere. Invitations are always welcome! Please drop me a line here.

UPDATE AUGUST 2021: Owing to the current Coronavirus outbreak I haven’t been able to give a lecture in person since March 2020 but lecturing online has kept me very busy. Details of forthcoming ONLINE TALKS are HERE. In the hope that the virus is finally coming under control I have a number of more conventional talks in the diary – see below.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

MANCHESTER: Monday 13 September 2021: ‘The Lost Baths of Cleopatra and Other Disappearing Monuments’
Bob Partridge Egyptology Lecture, Manchester Ancient Egypt Society.

SPALDING, LINCS: 8 October 2021: ‘Egyptologists Notebooks: how the modern world rediscovered ancient Egypt’
Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

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PAST EVENTS (most recent first):

RICHMOND, SURREY: 22 April 2021: ‘Lost Tombs, Lost Temples: how the modern world rediscovered ancient Egypt (and then partly lost it again)’
Richmond and Twickenham Historical Society. Given via Zoom

HIGHGATE, LONDON: Tuesday 30 March 2021*: ‘Searching for Lost Tombs (in Egypt and in Archives)’.
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution
*Originally scheduled for Tuesday 7 April 2020 but postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Given via Zoom

DURHAM: 21 November 2020: Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
North East Ancient Egypt Society, ONLINE LECTURE SERIES with Chris and Dr Penny Wilson. Details here.

NORTH KENT: Saturday 10 October 2020: title tbc.
Rainham And Medway And Swale Egyptology Society (Ramases). POSTPONED.

POYNTON, CHESHIRE: 25 September 2020: ‘Egyptologists’ Notebooks: two centuries and more of exploration and discovery and the men and women responsible’
Poynton Egypt Group. POSTPONED.

ESSEX: Sunday 6 September 2020: ‘Egyptologists’ Notebooks: How the Modern World Rediscovered Ancient Egypt (And Partly Lost It Again)’
Essex Egyptology Group, ONLINE LECTURE – for details or to register see here.

NORTHAMPTON: Saturday 18 July 2020: ‘The Lost Tombs of Ancient Egypt’
Northamptonshire Ancient Egypt Society. POSTPONED.

PLYMOUTH: Saturday 9 May 2020: ‘Egyptologists Notebooks – how the modern world came to rediscover ancient Egypt’
The Plymouth & District Egyptology Society (PADES), POSTPONED.

TAUNTON: Saturday 14 March 2020: ‘The new Grand Egyptian Museum & the Treasures of Tutankhamun’
Egyptian Society Taunton

BEXLEY: Monday 17 February 2020: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
The Book Buzz Literary Festival
Further info here.

MANCHESTER: Monday 13 January 2020: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
Manchester Ancient Egypt Society, details tbc

BRISTOL: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Egypt Society of Bristol, details tbc

CHESTER: Saturday 26 October 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
BBC History Magazine Weekend.
Further info / to book tickets: https://www.historyextra.com/events/chester-history-weekend-2019/

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HOLLAND PARK, LONDON: Wednesday 2 October 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (and what it’s like opening them when they’re found)’
The Lecture Club, details tbc.

CHESTERFIELD: Saturday 28 September 2019: ‘Tutankhamun’s Treasures’
The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt, details tbc.

READING: Saturday 14 September 2019
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society, details tbc

HAMPSTEAD, LONDON: Wednesday 7 August 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
Daunt Books, Hampstead
Further info / to book tickets: https://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/product/events/chris-naunton/

NORTH KENT: Saturday 11 May 2019: title tbc
Rainham And Medway And Swale Egyptology Society (Ramases)
Further info: http://local.kent.gov.uk/kb5/kent/directory/service.page?id=L0ysLN4U0F0

OXFORD, 2 April 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
Oxford Literary Festival
Further info / to book: https://bit.ly/2AWvss9

LONDON, Monday 18 February 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
SOLD OUT
Members’ lecture, The British Museum
Further info: https://bit.ly/2MngkZu

PLYMOUTH, Saturday 2 February 2019: Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt: where were Imhotep, Nefertiti, Alexander Cleopatra buried?’
Plymouth and District Egyptology Society (PADES)
Further info: https://services.pinpointdevon.co.uk/kb5/devon/services/service.page?id=JeDFsDI3s8A

BRIGHTON, Saturday 26 January 2019: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
Sussex Egyptology Society (SES)
Further info: http://www.egyptology-uk.com/intro.htm

CARLISLE, Thursday 24 January 2019: ‘Tutankhamun and the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)’
Carlisle and District Egyptology Society
Further info: https://en-gb.facebook.com/Carlisle.Egyptology/

LONDON, Saturday 8 December 2018: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
HistFest 2018 A NEW KIND OF HISTORY FESTIVAL
Further info / to book tickets: http://histfe.st/chrisnaunton

TAUNTON, Saturday 10 November 2018: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt’
The Egyptian Society (Taunton) and Taunton Literary Festival
Further info / to book tickets: https://www.tauntonliteraryfestival.net/

SOUTHAMPTON, Saturday 20 October 2018: ‘Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt: Why, How and What Next?’
The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES)
Further info: http://www.southamptonancientegyptsociety.co.uk/october.php

WORTHING, Saturday 21 July 2018: ‘Wonderful Things and Pharaoh’s Revenge: a brand new Pyramid with an intact(?) burial chamber’
Sussex Egyptology Society (SES)
Further info: http://www.egyptology-uk.com/intro.htm

SUTTON, SURREY, Saturday 13 January 2018: Title tbc
Sutton Ancient Egypt Society

LINCOLN, Saturday 6 January 2018: ‘Missing Tombs Part 1: Wonderful Things and Pharaoh’s Revenge: a brand new Pyramid with an intact(?) burial chamber’ and ‘Missing Tombs Part 2: Burial, reburial, removal and repurposing: what on Earth was going on at the end of the Amarna Period?’
Ancient Egypt and Middle East Society (AEMES)
Further info: http://www.aemes.co.uk/

CHESTERFIELD, 17 JUNE 2017: Half study day on ‘Missing tombs’
The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt, details tbc.

HULL, 26 January 2017: ‘Tutankhamun: how did he die and is there still more to find in his tomb…?’
Hands on History Museum
Further info / to book tickets: http://humbermuseums.com/dr-chris-naunton-tutankhamun/

HORSHAM, 21 January 2017: ‘Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt / the Scooby Doo factor and why this is important’
Sussex Egyptology Society, details tbc.

BIRMINGHAM, 23-4 September 2016: Delighted to say that I will be speaking at the ‘Tea With the Sphinx’ conference at the University of Birmingham. Details tbc, more info here.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Saturday 10 September 2016: ‘A history of the Egypt Exploration Society: a battle between popular and scientific archaeology’
The Nicholson Museum, Sydney, NSW
Further info / to register click here.

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Monday 5 September: ‘The Missing Tombs of Egypt: Imhotep, Kleopatra and others’
Lecture Theatre E7, Building 72 (usual venue), Monash University, Clayton Campus.
Further info / to register click here.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Thursday 1 September 2016: ‘Secrets Hidden Behind the Walls: The Tomb of Tutankhamun… and Nefertiti?’
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building, The University of Melbourne
Further info / to register click here.

LONDON, Friday 20 May 2016: ‘Egyptology in the Digital Age’
Petrie Museum. More info here.

IMOLA, ITALY, Saturday 16 April 2016: ‘The Quest for Imhotep’: The EES, Bryan Emery and the lost tomb of an ancient Egyptian celebrity’
Centro Italiano Studi Egittologici Imola. More info here.

BOLOGNA, ITALY, Friday 15 April 2016: ‘From the XXVth to the XXVIth dynasty: a delicate passage of power’
Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna. More info here.

TURIN, ITALY, Thursday 14 April 2016: ‘A history of the Egypt Exploration Society: a battle between popular and scientific archaeology’
Museo delle Antichità Egizie, Torino. This talk was streamed to a live audience online and is now available here.

LONDON, Saturday 2 April 2016: ‘The City of the Hare Nome: an Egyptologist’s Perspective on Hermopolis’
The Art Workers Guild, London WC1N 3AT. More info here.

CARLISLE, Thursday 28 January 2016: ‘Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt:The Quest for Imhotep’
Carlisle and District Egyptology Society
Further info: https://goo.gl/cFAUa8

SWANSEA, Wednesday 20 January 2016: ‘Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt’
Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea
Further info: http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/images/2015-16.pdf

MANCHESTER, Saturday 14 November 2015: ‘The Quest for Imhotep’
Manchester Museum study day: ‘Discovering Animal Mummies’
Further info / to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovering-animal-mummies-day-school-tickets-19075729019

LONDON, Saturday 17 October 2015: ‘The Quest for Imhotep’
Egypt Exploration Society Study Day & AGM: ‘On the trail of Imhotep’
Further info / to book tickets: http://www.ees.ac.uk/events/index/381.html