About Ta-wer Egyptology
Ta-wer Egyptology was founded by Paul Whelan and Jane Hamilton in 2018, initially to run study days. Since then, we have expanded our services to include proof reading, editing, illustration and photography. Paul is now a full time Egyptologist and plans to finish writing his book on Abydos in the near future!
We provide specialised services to Egyptologists as well as organising new and interesting Egyptology courses and lectures in London and online. Paul is an experienced freelance researcher and lecturer, having taught courses in Reading and Oxford as well as speaking at various international conferences.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but some background knowledge of Egyptian history and culture would be useful! We look forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new enthusiasts.
Paul studied Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern History at UCL and Egyptian Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology.
1999 - 2009: Sessional lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Reading
2010 - Present: Sessional lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Oxford
His main area of research is concerned with aspects of the funerary culture of Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period Egypt. Publications
In addition to writing, editing and teaching, Paul is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in various books and articles.
In the past he has led a number study tours to Egypt for the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society, something we hope to do again in the future when travel becomes possible again!
Jane has a Master's Degree in Egyptology from Birkbeck, University of London and a Professional Diploma in Photography and photo editing from the Institute of Photography. She now combines her love of Egypt with photography.
Jane runs all administration, social media and the website for Ta-wer.org and is a director of Campbell's College ltd which provides training for professional level qualifications.
Paul and Jane have been married for 11 years and share a love of Egyptology travel and dogs.