A selection of 17 papers from the first Symposium of Current Research in Egyptology, held in Oxford in 2000. The Symposium was held to foster communication and exchange of ideas among students of Egyptology at UK institutions. The UK enjoys a wealth ofEgyptological resources, but it is sometimes difficult for graduate students from different universities to interact. In many cases, the very diverse papers presented, constitute ongoing research, offering authors the opportunity to formulate the currentstate of their work, and to present it to a wider audience. Topics covered range from Hysteria Revisited: Womens Public Health in Ancient Egypt to Papyrological Evidence of Travelling in Byzantine Egypt.