The Assyrian conquests of Egypt

Neil Stevenson

 Monday 12th August 2024
2pm Mayer Hall, Bebington

In this talk we will explore the 2000 years from the development of the Assyrian state from its early years until its growth to conquer Egypt and its eventual decline.

Neil Stevenson 

Neil first visited Egypt on a business trip in 1986. He has been returning almost every year since, some years several times. He is a founder member of Horus Egyptology Society in Wigan. He is also a member of EES and Friends of the Petrie Museum.
Prior to his retirement, Neil was a director of a global IT company. He is married to Joan. They have five children and nine grandchildren.
After retirement, Neil joined the u3a. He was a director and board member for three years.
For twenty years he was a governor of a sixth form college. More recently, he volunteers at The Brick Food Bank in Wigan.
Neil supports Wigan Athletic and is a proprietor of the Athenaeum in Liverpool.

Egyptology Talks
Neil is the u3a national subject advisor for Egyptology. He leads and lectures at Upholland and District u3a Egyptology Group and has run residential courses in Egyptology. He has also led several study trips to Egypt, most recently in November 2023. During the lockdown period, Neil delivered twelve online national talks on Egyptology to over 4,000 attendees.


We have an exciting and diverse series of lectures in 2024
covering a wide range of topics and these are listed below
We are having two Zoom on-line meeting in April & Sept

Monday January 8th, 2pm
Tree Goddesses in Ancient Egypt
Dr Joanne Backhouse

February 12th, 2pm 
Paddle Dolls in Ancient Egypt : Gaudy or Godly?
Megan Clark

March 11th, 2pm
Creatures of the Nile
Dr Gina Criscenzo-Laycock

Wednesday April 3rd Zoom 7pm
Wherever I Lay my Hat : The Grand Hotels of Egypt
Lee Young

13th May, 2pm
The Afterlives of Senenmut
Dr Campbell Price

June 10th, 2pm
'Nilotic' Scenes in the Art of the Prehistoric Aegean : Egyptian, Egyptianizing or Pure Pastiche?
Dr Gina Muskett

July 8th, 2pm
Egyptian International Relations in the Reign of Merenptah
Dr  Roland Enmarch

August 12th, 2pm
The Assyrian Conquests of Egypt
Neil Stevenson

Wednesday Sept 4th Zoom 7pm
‘Better than the British Museum’
the Egyptian Collection of Sir Henry Wellcome
Dr Ken Griffin

October 14th, 2pm
Coffins, Masks and Mummy Cases of Greco-Roman Egypt
Dr Judith Corbelli

November 11th , 2pm 
To be confirmed
Claire Ollett

December 9th , 2pm
AGM, Presidential Lecture & Christmas buffet
Dr Ashley Cooke  

At each Society meeting held in Mayer Hall a selection of Egyptology books is available for sale at very reasonable prices.