Thursday, 8 March 2012

Woman's fascination with ancient Egypt turns into a potential career

Despte her fascination with the Ancient Egyptians, Claire Ollett took the ‘sensible’ route and gained a university place to study English.

But a few years later, when she took a last minute holiday to Egypt with then boyfriend Mark, Claire’s interest in the culture surrounding Tutankhamum, Rameses, Cleopatra and co grew to an obsession and a love.

She eventually went part-time from her job as a bank manager and signed up for a degree in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, in which she gained a first, before completing a Masters with distinction in December.

Now Claire, who lives in Knuzden and works for HSBC in Blackburn and Accrington, Lancashire, UK, does occasional work as an Egyptologist in schools and museums, while looking for funding to cover the costs of PhD study from the autumn.

Bolton News

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow by Email