The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
  The Nile, Dr. Toby Wilkinson  
Lecture and conversation with Dr. Toby Wilkinson about his latest book The Nile

We are so pleased that many Cambridge alumni and their guests were able to join us last week for drinks, canapés, and to hear Dr Toby Wilkinson and Dr Jennifer Barnes discuss Dr Wilkinson's latest book The Nile. Dr Wilkinson was delighted to be able to discuss some of his experiences in Egypt during his study of the country and both Dr Wilkinson and Dr Barnes enjoyed the audience engagement during the subsequent question and answer session as well. The Cambridge in America staff hope that those who attended enjoyed Dr Wilkinson and Dr Barnes' discussion and the opportunity to mingle with other alumni during the course of the evening.

As always, many thanks for your ongoing support of and generosity to Collegiate Cambridge.

Joanna Leavitt
Alumni & Development Associate, Cambridge in America


Cambridge in America and the Cambridge Society of Washington, DC are pleased to welcome Dr. Toby Wilkinson for a conversation on his most recent book The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present. As space at this event will be limited, we strongly encourage members of the Society to register online early via Cambridge in America.

The event will take place at the Press Club on Thursday, October 23rd, at 6.30pm and will inclued a drinks reception. Dr. Wilkinson, who is also the Head of the International Strategy Office at the University, will speak briefly about Cambridge’s global role, along with Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy, Jennifer Barnes.

Dr. Wilkinson, a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, has been acclaimed as one of the leading Egyptologists of his generation and has lectured around the world. In conjunction with his new book, he will speak on the vast importance of the Nile in nurturing and sustaining Egyptian culture for thousands of years. Additionally, he is Head of the International Strategy Office at the University and will speak briefly about Cambridge’s global role with Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy Jennifer Barnes, who will also be attending the event.

Dr. Wilkinson is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History and has broadcast on radio and television in the UK and abroad, including BBC’s Horizon and Channel 4’s Private Lives of the Pharaohs. He also served as the consultant for the BBC’s award-winning documentary on the building of the Great Pyramid.

His books include Early Dynastic Egypt (1999), Genesis of the Pharaohs (2003), Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2005), Lives of the Ancient Egyptians (2007) and The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (2010), for which he won the 2011 Hessell-Tiltman Prize, awarded to the best work of non-fiction historical content. He also is the editor of the encyclopedia The Egyptian World (2007).


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Event Information
Thursday, Oct 23 2014 at 6:30pm [ iCal ]
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 USA