Studying Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia at University: A Conference for Sixth-Formers at the British Museum

5 May 2016, London

Egypt and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq; ancient Sumer, Assyrian and Babylon) bequeathed to posterity some of the most fascinating remains from all of the ancient world. Today it is possible to learn the languages, study the artefacts, and reconstruct the most varied aspects of these ancient civilisations in astonishing detail.

But since these subjects are not offered at A level, few sixth-formers are aware that they exist as University subjects; indeed, many A level students might never have had the opportunity to learn about these cultures.

The purpose of this one-day conference is to give sixth formers an opportunity to explore what it is like to study Egypt and Mesopotamia at British Universities: to see what makes the subject area so intellectually and culturally exciting, learn about the various degree courses, and understand what admissions tutors are looking for.

The programme will include sample lectures, gallery tours, and the chance to meet current students as well as representatives from the subject area at many different Universities.

Find out more, and book (before 20 April 2016) via this website:

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor and the Thriplow Charitable Trust, there are c. 15 travel bursaries available of up to c. 50 pounds each, to enable sixth formers at state schools to attend the Conference. Further details via the website; applications must be made by 3 April 2016.



Event is free, but booking is essential.

05 May 2016 12:00am - 12:00am

British Museum