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Glanville Lecturers

The first speakers regularly included personal friends and colleagues of Stephen Glanville. Inevitably, as time has gone on, their number has diminished, but from the outset Glanville Lecturers have been among the most distinguished Egyptologists in the world.

1977Bernard BothmerThree Centuries of Ptolemaic Art, 330-30 B.C.
 1978Jack JanssenKhaemtore, a well-to-do workman from Deir el-Medina
 1979Cyril AldredRevolution in Egyptian Art (preceded by a day of seminars)
 1980I.E.S. Edwards*Funerary Magic and the Egyptian Pyramid
   * Dr Edwards, at short notice, replaced Professor Säve-Söderbergh who was unable to travel from Sweden due to industrial disruption
 1981Dorothea ArnoldAncient Egyptian Pottery: Seven Phases of Evolution (pottery colloquium on two preceding days)
 1982J.M. PlumleyChristian Egypt: Old Priest, New Presbyter
 1983Harry SmithStephen Glanville and the Social History of Ancient Egypt (seminars on the previous day)
 1984H.J. PolotskyEgyptology, Coptic Studies and the Egyptian Language (seminars on the previous day)
 1985A.F. ShoreSeshat and Euterpe, eyeball to eyeball: popular literature and its readers in Graeco-Roman Egypt
 1986Wolfgang HelckThe Beginning of the Egyptian State
 1987Harry JamesSamuel Birch and the Egyptian Department in the British Museum
 1988W.K. SimpsonNotables of the Middle Kingdom: the Great and the near-Great (coincided with Pharaohs and Mortals exhibition)
 1989Ken KitchenAspects of Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament (seminars on the previous day)
 1990Geoffrey MartinFunerary but not Funereal: Reflections on Egyptian Art of the Late XVIII Dynasty
 1991Jean VercoutterPharaonic Egypt and Black Africa (seminars on the previous day)
 1992M. Eaton-KraussTutankhamun, Propitiator of the Gods: the Restoration of the Traditional Cults in the Aftermath of the Amarna Period (seminars on the previous day)
 1993Jan QuaegebeurThebes after the Pharaohs: Continuity and Change after Alexander the Great (seminars on the previous day)
 1994Paul FrandsenA Perspective on the Lack of Perspective: a Study in Egyptian Art and Language
 1995John RayThe Marquis, the Urchin and the Labyrinth: Egyptology and the University of Cambridge (coincided with the International Congress of Egyptologists held in Cambridge that year)
 1996Dominique ValbelleTurquoise and the Twelfth Dynasty Kings
 1997Edna RussmanImage and Identity: Cult Statues in Ancient Egypt
 1998Mark LehnerThe Lost City of the Pyramids: Excavations at Giza
 1999Miroslav VernerNew Pyramids and Tombs: Recent Discoveries at Abusir
 2000Jack OgdenBehold a Pale Horus: Gold, Silver and Copper in Ancient Egypt
 2001John BainesAncient Egyptian Bodies: divine, human, demonic
 2002Jean-Yves EmpereurNew Excavations in Alexandria by Land and Sea
 2003Stephen QuirkeThe Legacy of Flinders Petrie — the First Rescue Archaeologist
 2004Don RedfordThe Karnak Years of Akhenaten: the new evidence from tomb clearance and temple excavation (preceded by a day school "Spotlight on the Amarna Period" on the same day)
 2005Vivien DaviesThe Tomb of Sa-ta-imau and Edfu’s sacred hill (coincided with the first British Egyptology Congress held in Cambridge that year)
 2006Catharine RoehrigFrom Queen to Pharaoh: aspects of Hatshepsut’s reign
 2007Barry KempAkhenaten's mudbrick city: residents of the past, guardians of the present
 2008Erik HornungMysterious Underworld — the tomb of Seti I in the Valley of the Kings (preceded by a day school "Spotlight on Egyptian Religion" on the same day)
 2009Jaromir MalekA City on the Move: Egypt's capital in the Old Kingdom (preceded by a symposium "Egypt in the age of the pyramids: New research in the Memphite region" on the same day)
 2010Maulana KarengaThe Maatian Ideal of Social Justice in Ancient Egypt: A Classical African Conception
 2011Jean-Michel MassingFrom Ancient Egyptian to East African Headrests