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.

Autumn Term – 2019

Religious Belief in Ancient Egypt

“In the place where magic chords are sounded by the truncated Memnon, and ancient hundred-gated Thebes lies in ruins, men worship the glittering golden image of the long-tailed ape. In one part cats are worshipped, in another a river fish, in another whole townships venerate a dog; none adore Diana, but it is an impious outrage to crunch leeks and onions with the teeth. What a holy race to have such divinities springing up in their gardens!” (en.wikisource.org) Juvenal’s famous satire may be wonderfully embellished but there is no denying religion in ancient Egypt was (and sometimes still is) greatly misunderstood. As in all early communities, Egyptian religious belief sprang from the world around them, developing and transforming over the centuries. Do join us as we explore together this new course: Religious Belief in Ancient Egypt (and also celebrate 30 years teaching Egyptology in Coventry!). A warm welcome awaits.

Tuesday  October 1st 2019 7.05 pm to 9.05 p.m. 

OR

Friday  October 4th 2019 11.00 am to 1.00 p.m.

Classes will run for 8 weeks to November 26th or November 29th.

(Note: There will be no classes on Tuesday October 28th or Friday November 1st (half-term ))

Cost – £54.00

Venue
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 http://www.mes.ukso.com

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 angelatorpey@Yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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