John J

My Passion & How I Inspire

I take a rigorously academic, goal-orientated approach, lightened by humour. I understand the importance of supportive and patient tutoring and my teaching style is substantially informed by the many, renowned, academic Egyptologists, who have taught me.

My Experience

Since 2005, I have lectured extensively throughout the UK on various aspects of the ancient world and its modern reception through the media of art, film, and literature. I have lectured at many major institutions, including the British Museum, the British Film Institute, the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the Ashmolean, the Royal College of Surgeons, and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

I am currently completing my PhD in Egyptian Archaeology at University College London. Between 2006 and 2011, I was engaged by UCL as a teaching assistant to the course coordinators in the Institute of Archaeology, where I not only lectured BA and MA students on aspects of Egyptian archaeology but also advised them in relation to working with the university’s major teaching collection and other collections throughout London, bibliographic referencing, and essay/dissertation topics.

In addition to contributing to numerous academic and general books and journals, I have co-edited three books relating to ancient Egypt and I sit on the Editorial Board of the bi-annual publication 'Egyptian Archaeology'. My introductory essay to the short story anthology, 'Unearthed' (Jurassic London, 2013) on the mummy as cultural and literary icon, was shortlisted for a prestigious British Science Fiction Association Award in 2014 for Best Non-Fiction work.

Between 2010 and 2015, I was Vice Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society, a charitable trust, founded in 1882 for the excavation, recording, and publication of Egyptian monuments.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Archaeology
  • English
  • History of Art
  • History

My Qualifications

BA (Hons) – First Class in Humanities with Classical Studies at The Open University 2004

MA – Distinction in Egyptian Archaeology at University College London 2006

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

Since 2014, I have written a number of articles and features on the history and production of 'Doctor Who' (1963 – present) for officially licensed publications.