Annual ODA Lecture 2019

The Annual ODA Lecture will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019 in the Samuel Roberts Lecture Theatre, Dynevor Centre for Art, Design and Media at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The Lecture this year is being given by Egyptologist and Dy’vorian, Dr David Jeffreys, who will talk about his archaeological work in Egypt and in particular at Memphis, which for many centuries was Egypt’s capital city. The title of the Lecture will be:

“The White Walls of Ancient Memphis, Egypt’s forgotten capital”

Memphis holds a special place in the history of Ancient Egypt and is believed to be the oldest capital of Egypt. The city was founded more than 5,200 years ago by the pharaoh Menes.

Memphis was capital of Egypt during the period of the Old Kingdom and is now listed as a world historic heritage site. According to Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati, “Memphis played a significant political, religious and economic role in the history of the country. One of its names was Inbu-Hedj, or the White Walls”.

Prior to the Lecture at 5 p.m., the President’s Awards Ceremony will take place at the same venue and will recognise the achievements of students of the University who have overcome personal adversity to continue their studies.

Complimentary refreshments will be available in the University Cafeteria from 6 p.m. and the ODA Annual Lecture will start at 7 p.m.

Bookings for the ODA Lecture may be made with Phill Davies, Hon. Sec., on 01792 883978 or at