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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.

StJohns We linked up with Magdalen College, who  presented a unique exhibition and talk on their expanding archives on Lawrence.

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.

StPetersPlayersThe programme for the 2018 Symposium can be viewed HERE.


A summary of programmes from each of the past Symposia can be viewed HERE.
St John’s College, Oxford, 2016
St John’s College, Oxford, 2014
St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 2012
St John’s College, Oxford, 2010
St John’s College, Oxford, 2008
St John’s College, Oxford, 2006
St John’s College, Oxford, 2004
Exeter College, Oxford, 2002
St John’s College, Oxford, 2000
Santa Clara University, California, 2000
St John’s College, Oxford, 1998
St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1996
Magdalen and St Hilda’s Colleges, Oxford, 1994
Jesus College, Oxford, 1992
Jesus College, Oxford, 1990


Photo of Jesus College, Oxford  © Bencherlite via Wikimedia Commons


Friday 21st Sep 2018
Sunday 23rd Sep 2018


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