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Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly

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3 Apr 2024 3:00 pm -4:00 pm

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

£5 or £8.99

£5 ticket covers admission only

£8.99 ticket includes a copy of the book, Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly

Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly

With Greg Jenner and Dr Campbell Price

Take a totally chaotic trip to Ancient Egypt when historian and chart-topping You’re Dead To Me podcaster Greg Jenner joins our very own expert Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price for this whirlwind family event.

Celebrating the launch of their new book, the dynamic duo will bust myths, unravel mysteries and uncover mind-boggling truths about everything from Pharaohs and Egyptian gods to mummies and the pyramids.

They’ll bring Ancient Egypt to life to show you what it would REALLY have been like to live through thousands of years of this extraordinary era.

So hold on tight for a history-packed, hilarious and entertaining event!

3-4pm: Event

4pm: Book signing

The event is suitable for ages eight and over. Tickets cost £8.99 and include a copy of Greg and Campbell’s new book, Totally Chaotic History: Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly, or you can pay £5 for admission only.


About the book

TOTALLY CHAOTIC HISTORY: ANCIENT EGYPT GETS UNRULY! is the first book in a fantastically funny new history series from historian and award-winning podcaster Greg Jenner. Think history is just a boring list of facts and dates? Think again! History is hectic, exciting and unpredictable – in fact, it’s absolute CHAOS! Join Greg on a riotously fun journey through ancient Egypt, from brilliant beginnings to epic ending. Accompanied by expert Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price and with side-splitting illustrations from Rikin Parekh, Greg’s whirlwind tour will cover everything you need to know about the Egyptians and show you what it would REALLY have been like to live through thousands of years of chaotic history. Hold on tight, because, with history, you’ll never believe what happens next!


Author bios

GREG JENNER is a historian, author and podcast host, specializing in communicating history through popular culture. He is best-known for his educational comedy podcast for the BBC, You’re Dead to Me, which has had over 70 million downloads. His Homeschool History radio series won him an army of new fans when it launched on BBC Radio 4 during the Covid pandemic. As historical consultant to the BAFTA award-winning CBBC comedy series Horrible Histories, Greg ensured the factual accuracy of hundreds of side-splitting sketches. He has published several books for adults, and released his first children’s book, You Are History, in 2022. You can find more about him at, and on X and Instagram @greg_jenner.

DR CAMPBELL PRICE is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, one of the UK’s largest collections of Egyptian antiquities. He grew up in Glasgow and studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. He has published several books, most recently Golden Mummies of Egypt (Manchester University Press, 2023) and Brief Histories: Ancient Egypt (Orion, 2024), and comments on heritage issues for TV and radio. His favourite food is Egyptian lentil soup. You can find him on X and Instagram @EgyptMcr.

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