Angela Torpey

Angela for WLSI studied Egyptology as part of my first degree  at the Victoria University of Manchester, became hooked and was fortunate to be able to continue to a Master of Philosophy Degree specializing in the Amarna Period, also at Manchester. For the past 22 years I taught Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick and also for 12 years a Distance Education Certificate in Egyptology for the University of Manchester. Egyptology has become my passion and my life.
One of the first requests I had at Warwick was to consider a Study Tour to Egypt. I was terrified. From this began almost 20 years of organising and leading Study Tours to Egypt, both independently and as guest lecturer with Ancient World Tours. 
With my passion for Egyptology is perhaps a stronger passion for Lifelong Learning. I left school at just a week shy of my fifteenth birthday with no qualifications, just a love of reading. My return to learning came in my early twenties and in an entirely unexpected way. I can still remember the sense of amazement and wonder when I passed my first GCE exam.  With my degrees I also now have a PostGraduate Certificate in Education in Further and Higher Education awarded by Wolverhampton University and more recently  qualifications in e-learning. Today I look back with gratitude and not a little humility at the amazing life which gradually opened up to me and which I hope will continue.

Summer Term – 2018

Egypt: From Dinosaurs to Romans

For many, ancient Egypt comprises the beautiful and the exotic, the breathtaking pyramid plateau at Giza, the last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the (ancient) World, to the treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. But these are only a small part of a history that stretches back millions of years to when dinosaurs ruled the land and a sea covered much of the country we know today as Egypt. It is impossible to do justice to such a rich heritage in just six weeks but we can set ancient Egypt’s rich history into an (albeit brief) historical framework. Do join us as we explore together this new course: Egypt: From Dinosaurs to Romans. A warm welcome awaits

Tuesday  May 8th 2018 7.00 pm to 9.00 p.m. 


Friday  May 11th 2018 11.00 am to 1.00 p.m.

Classes will run for 6 weeks to 19th June or 22nd June 2018.

(Note: There will be no classes on Tuesday 29th May or Friday 1st June (half-term ))

Cost – £40.00

Xcel Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry CV4 8DY (off Charter Avenue)
(nr. University of Warwick Westwood Site)

Please note: students with internet access will also be able to access elements of this course on line at

If you would like to contact me to register or with any questions please feel free to fill in the contact form or e-mail me at



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