Mission Statement: To promote the study, knowledge and appreciation of Ancient Egyptian culture, primarily in the South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire area.
The Hapy Egyptology Society exists to fill a perceived gap, geographically, in the provision of opportunities for interested individuals to work together in the study of Ancient Egyptian culture. The inspiration for the Society has been the structure and functioning of the Horus Society in Wigan, where the social needs of its members are seen as integral to the academic study involved in the Society’s activities. By reducing the number of formal meetings to six in every year, it is hoped to maintain a high quality of presentation at each of the meetings.
Hapy is the name of one of the four sons of Horus. He had an association with the North and his image, a baboon, was used for one of the four canopic jars used to house the organs during the mummification process at certain stages of Egyptian culture. The Hapy jar was used to contain the lungs. It is hoped that his name will provide inspiration for the atmosphere at the meetings and the approach of its members.
We recognise that the study of Ancient Egypt has four distinct areas of interest:
Members are not expected to feel pressured into joining any particular activity but should expect to show commitment to the Society by attending most of the six lecture events (since these will inevitably incur costs for the Society and will only be feasible with good attendance).
The organising Committee shall consist of no more than eight members. Its meetings, however, shall be open to all members. Ideally the committee shall elect from its number:
Each position should be for a three year term and no member should serve for more than two terms in any one position unless no other suitable member is available. There is no time limit concerning membership of the committee.