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T E Lawrence Society Symposium 2018
Friday 21st Sep 2018 - Sunday 23rd Sep 2018
15th Symposium of the
T. E. Lawrence Society
St John’s College, Oxford
Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September 2018
Commemorated the end of the Arab Revolt
with the taking of Damascus in 1918
Another successful and very well attended Symposium in the beautiful surroundings of St Johns College, Oxford. In fact we had the largest attendance of delegates ever, at this symposium.
We also had a whole afternoon devoted to Gertrude Bell and her friendship with Lawrence, together with her influence on the Middle East. The directors of the film Letters from Baghdad will presented and answered questions about the making of this fascinating documentary. The Gertrude Bell Archive director from Newcastle University also described the massive collection held there.
Other fascinating presentations included the forgotten colleagues of Lawrence who supported the Arab Revolt, portraits of Lawrence, the Hejaz and armoured cars, Lawrence’s other war beyond the Revolt, what Germany and Austria thought about Lawrence, and the military medals awarded to Lawrence.
The programme for the 2018 Symposium can be viewed HERE.