Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: Registration Now Open

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium, ‘Belief and Identity in the ancient World’ which will be held in the Murray Learning Centre (Room UG10) at the University of Birmingham.

Our free event features a range of presentations from students and academics on ancient Egyptian belief and identity relating to language, art, funerary practices, and both ancient and modern perspectives of Egyptian identity. We are lucky to also have a wide range of speakers from the UK and abroad joining us for this symposium!

Refreshments, lunch and a wine reception will also be provided.

As part of our event, we would like to offer delegates the opportunity to join us for an optional free tour of the Eton Myers collection, on loan from Eton College and currently held within the Orchard Learning Resource Centre, University of Birmingham. This tour will take place on the evening of Thursday 30th May (6pm-7pm). If you would like to attend this in addition to the Symposium, please select the ‘BE Symposium Delegate PLUS Eton Myers tour’ ticket from the options below. We will email you with further details of this tour in due course. 

Our event will be promoted through our website, Facebook and Twitter, but we would be grateful if delegates could share this event with anyone whom you think might be interested in attending. We very much look forward to meeting you at our Symposium!

To register for the event, please do so via Eventbrite:

Our provisional programme for the day can be found here:

Further information about travelling to the University can be found below:

TRAINS: The campus has its own train station, ‘University’, with trains going to and from Birmingham New St in the city centre around every 10 minutes. Going from the city, take a train towards Longbridge or Redditch. University is two stops, approximately an 8-minutes journey, and should cost no more than £3.90 for a return ticket.

BUSES: The nearest bus stop to the campus which serves buses to and from the city centre to the University Campus is that at the junction of Bristol Road and Edgbaston Park Road (the South Gate of the University) 
– near the Orange Zone on the campus map. Take the no. 61 or 63 from stop NS3 (on St. Martins Queensway, near New Street station and the Bullring shopping centre). There is major work going on at Bristol Road at the moment, so services X20, X21 or X22 will also take you to the North Gate of the University, which is a short 5 minute walk to the Murray Learning Centre.

PARKING: Some works are currently taking place on campus however new car parking spaces have become available though some areas require a staff or student permit. For the latest up to date information, please visit:

Disabled spaces are available next to the ERI Building on Pritchatts Road. Please contact to confirm with the University team if you will need one of these spaces.

A campus map can be found here:

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