Prof John Baines FBA
Professor Emeritus, Egyptology
I grew up in Kent, where I still have family. I did both my BA (in what was then called Ancient Egyptian) and graduate study in Oxford (New College, Linacre, and Worcester), moving to the University of Durham as Lecturer in Egyptology in 1970. In 1976 I returned to Oxford and became a Professorial Fellow of Queen’s, and have thus been a member of the College for more than forty years. I have also had the good fortune to hold visiting appointments in institutions in a number of countries. Queen’s has been associated with Egyptology since soon after 1900, and it has the unique resource of the Peet Library, which is used by people from the whole University. In 2013 I retired, but I retain a close connection with the College.