About me

SONY DSCTravel has always been a big part of my life – indeed one of my earliest childhood memories is that of being in Singapore where I lived with my family at the time.

I also married  ‘a man on the move’ and continued to travel and live abroad during much of my married life.  I consider myself fortunate indeed to have lived in Germany, the Far East – in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and in South Africa and Egypt.

This life of travel has fostered in me a fascination with the world at large and a love of learning about new lands, their peoples and cultures.  And it was Egypt above all that impacted on me and my life.

My home is now in the West Country; and much of my professional life has been here in the west, where I have worked in the worlds of teaching, training and coaching, and now as a speaker delivering talks on Egyptology.

History has always fascinated me and, during my time in Cairo, Egyptology became my focus, developing a fascination for the subject which has never left me.

My presentations have been written from my own experience of living in Egypt and the realization of how vast and unique is the history of this ancient land.   I was overawed to discover that the empire of ancient Egypt lasted an incredible 3000 years.  My talks are an attempt to help the listener make sense of this complex and enduring history – and to enjoy the process.

I deliver my presentations to a wide range of societies, clubs and groups across a wide area.

To learn more about my presentations, please go to my Presentations page.
If you would like to know more, please go to my Contact page.

University of Bristol: Egypt Society of Bristol
Egyptian Society Taunton– Programme Secretary
The Kemet Klub, Bristol – for further information on great courses email Alison on: ali.dave@blueyonder.co.uk

My Current and Forthcoming Studies and Lectures:
Egyptian Hieroglyphs – Maiken Mosleth King, BA/MA in Egyptology – University of Liverpool, now at Bristol University
Images of Eternity – Dr. Campbell Price, Manchester Museum
Reflections on Queen Tiye – Dr. Robert Morkot, University of Exeter
Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey:  New Discoveries and Challenges in Mapping the Changing Nile Floodplain at Thebes – Kris Strutt, University of Southampton
More Hieroglyphs – Dr Bill Manley, Glasgow University
Queen Nefertari and Ancient Egypt’s Most Beautiful Tomb – Lucia Gahlin

… and, happily, much more during the following year!