Dr Patricia Spencer has worked for the EES since 1981 and was Director from January 1984 to December 2011. She now works part-time for the Society as its General Editor. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, her PhD thesis (UCL) was published as The Egyptian Temple: a Lexicographical Study. She is Editor of the EES magazine Egyptian Archaeology and edited and contributed to the Society’s The Egypt Exploration Society – the early years. Since 1981 she has been a member of British Museum teams excavating in Egypt, at Ashmunein, Tell Belim and Tell el-Balamun, and most recently worked for the EES Delta Survey at Yetwal wa Yuksur and Tell el-Daba (Kafr es-Sheikh).
By Patricia Spencer. The 2012 all-day colloquium of the Sudan Archaeological Research Society (http://www.sudarchrs.org.uk/) was held in the Stevenson Auditorium of the British Museum on Monday 14 May. This annual event concentrates on presenting up-to-the-minute reports of archaeological fieldwork, both that carried out by SARS itself and by other expeditions, British, Sudanese and from elsewhere, working in Sudan.