Hello and welcome…  My name is Janet Diamond and I deliver presentations on Italy and Egypt:

EGYPT:  A look into the culture, history, theology, art, architecture and landscape of ancient Egypt 

ITALY and the MEDITERANEAN:  Interesting events, Art, Artists and characters:

I found the experience of writing my talks on Egypt so rewarding that I was encouraged to also write about my other passion – Italy and the Renaissance.

Egypt and Egyptology:  My fascination for Egyptology – and what was the longest lasting Empire in history, arose from living in the country.  In the early 1980’s I went to live in Cairo with my husband and young son.  Although living there proved to be a challenging time; Egypt having experienced many changes and disruptions during its recent history, it was also a most compelling experience – one I would not have missed, for the rewards were unique and immeasurable.

Arriving in Cairo, knowing nothing about this land and its long-lasting history and wanting to know more, I started reading and learning.  So began a passion and habit that has stayed with me to this day.

I am not an Egyptologist, however, I have a diploma in Egyptology and a passion for the history, architecture, art and landscape of Egypt, and I attend study groups, lectures and courses at every opportunity to feed that passion (see My Blog page).

Ultimately, I began to feel I might have something to share; something that might be of wider interest, and that led to the writing of my presentations – first on Egypt and now also on Italy.  I have now been writing and delivery my talks for 10 years, across a wide-ranging area and to many different groups and societies, as well as on cruise ships.

My presentations seek to entertain, enlighten and inform, and I would love to share this with you.  To learn more please go to my Presentations page.

If you would like to enquire about a booking, please go to my Contact page.

And, as part of my learning – here I am,  enjoying meeting Prof. Joann Fletcher – at Taunton Egyptian Society’s meeting, held in conjunction with Taunton’s Literary Festival.  It was a great day and a memorable meeting with Joann!