MEMBERS of Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) celebrated the group's 25th anniversary recently.

A gathering was held on May 11, with wine and cakes decorated with the society's logo.

The first speaker of the society, George Hart, returned to deliver a lecture to a packed audience.

The theme was 'Pharaohs and Governors of Middle Egypt' and focussed on art and rulers of this period.

TVAES will hold their next meeting on June 1 at the Oakwood Centre in Woodley.

The meeting will focus on Ramesses II's beloved and beautiful Queen Nefertari, starting at 2pm.