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September 2019

NW Group visit to Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum, Wrexham

Tuesday 10th Sep 2019 - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
wrexham United Kingdom + Google Map

The North West Group of the T E Lawrence Society are invited to visit the Reserve Collection of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum Trust at Wrexham Museum on Tuesday 10th September, 2019. Wrexham Museum opens at 10.00 am and members should arrive by 10.30 am. The morning session will concentrate on the archive’s collection relating to Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon and Walter Brook of the 25th Battalion, RWF, who Lawrence immortalised as “Stokes” in his memoirs and will look at…

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Society Day and AGM in Greenwich

Friday 27th Sep 2019 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
greenwich, dreadnought walk
london, United Kingdom
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Our Society AGM Day this year will be in Greenwich, London, on 27th September 2019.  In the morning we are guests of the Palestine Exploration Fund as we view their varied collection of Lawrence memorabilia.  After a buffet lunch together (cost included), we will share Society news and plans in our Annual General Meeting. We invite you to join us for what promises to be a most enjoyable and interesting day.  The PEF was founded in 1865 and is the…

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November 2019

NW Group Visit to Rickaro Books and Horbury, Wakefield

Saturday 16th Nov 2019
horbury wakefield, WF4 5AB United Kingdom

You are invited to a private view of impressive Lawrence memorabilia, hosted by collector Richard Knowles, with the opportunity to browse his bookshop in historic Horbury, Wakefield Many of you know Richard, as he runs the Symposium bookshop and offers an excellent selection of Lawrence books. During our visit he will share his private collection of Lawrence books and artefacts which reflects his long-standing interest in Lawrence.  Places are limited so BOOK NOW! Meet at 11am at Rickaro Books, 17…

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London Group visit to Reading Station and environs

Saturday 23rd Nov 2019
Reading Railway Station United Kingdom + Google Map

A centenary search for the missing manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, lost by T E Lawrence at Reading Station, whilst changing trains. Join the London Group for an interesting day exploring the area and learning more about this well known story.

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The Man with the Gold, by Jan Woolf

Monday 25th Nov 2019 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
christs hospital school Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0LJ United Kingdom + Google Map

Jan Woolf has developed a full-length centenary play The Man With the Gold, from three readings that have taken place at Newark Civil War Museum, 28 January 2017; St John’s College, Oxford, 23 September 2016 and at the Cockpit Theatre, London, January 2016. Jan Woolf’s new play conjures the person of Lawrence from the grave, giving him the chance to address us directly and debunk the myth industry which conscripted his ghost so lucratively. Join the Drama and Classics Departments…

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September 2020

One Day Symposium

Saturday 26th Sep 2020 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

On 26th September 2020, we will broadcasting our first virtual Symposium across the World Wide Web. We have 4 presentations and are pleased to announce: Alison Jolley, 'Consumed with a wild patriotism': Will Lawrence in the Royal Flying Corps Dr. Rob Johnson, Lawrence of Arabia's War,  the campaign in the desert. John Johnson Allen, 'The Best Years of my Life', Lawrence's maritime achievements. Charlotte Berry, Ben Taylor and Lucy Smith, Magdalen College Archives. The archivists will take us through the latest developments with…

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December 2020

Insider Tours: Jim Ede and T E Lawrence: A Friendship

Saturday 5th Dec 2020 - 10:00 am - 10:45 am

This Insider Tour of Kettle’s Yard and its collection, in Cambridge, will explore the friendship and correspondence between Jim Ede and T.E. Lawrence, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, and their mutual interest in art and literature, as well as their memories of India. Jim Ede said in his book ‘A Way of Life’ that he could never have left and given away Kettle’s Yard without the example set by Lawrence.  The tour will look at their correspondence, Jim’s long document about Lawrence written following his death in…

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January 2021

David George Hogarth – a conference organised by Magdalen College, Oxford

Saturday 23rd Jan - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Magdalen College Archives would like to invite all Society members to a virtual conference on the British archaeologist, intelligence officer and author David George Hogarth (1862-1927). Hogarth's papers were donated to Magdalen College by his family in late 2019; the College will publish a catalogue of the collection early next year. The conference will take place via Zoom on Saturday 23 January 2021; please email [email protected] to register your interest. David Hogarth was a distinguished field archaeologist of Greece, Asia Minor and…

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February 2021

T E Lawrence and Wagner, a Webinar by Zoom

Wednesday 10th Feb - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 – £10

The Wagner Society have joined forces with the Lawrence Society to present a Zoom Webinar where TEL Society members can join at the same rate (£5) as Wagner Society members - otherwise the charge is £10 for non-members. https://wagnersociety.org/events/te-lawrence-and-wagner/ Details are: Wednesday 10 February 2021, 6:30pm (UK time) Martin Gething, Susan Vincent and Neill Child talking about T. E. Lawrence's love of classical music, including Wagner The record collection at Clouds Hill and his books on classical music Lawrence's love…

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April 2021

Churchill and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Thursday 8th Apr - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The International Churchill Society has a series of lectures on Thursday 8th April 2021 at 17.00. ICS Virtual Symposium – featuring speakers Dr Warren Dockter, Professor Arie Dubnov, Dr Robert Johnson, Dr Liora Lukitz and others. To book a ticket on EventBrite with donations see: https://winstonchurchill.org/2021-events-calendar/ In March 1921 Winston Churchill, as the newly appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies, chaired a conference in Cairo that was to have profound effects on the future of the region. Drawing on…

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