Old Events Page

We welcome details of events that may be of interest to Society members. Events listed below are not necessarily organised by the Society. Click on the links to see full information.

Until March 2018
Lawrence of Arabia & the Great Arab Revolt Exhibition at the National Civil War Centre

National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate,
Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY

The National Civil War Centre’s acclaimed exhibition on Lawrence is the culmination of nine seasons of
excavations in Southern Jordan by the archaeological team of the Great Arab Revolt Project

From 21 April 2017
Letters from Baghdad – Gertrude Bell Documentary in UK and US Cinemas

Letters from Baghdad – the much acclaimed feature-length documentary film about Gertrude Bell – is now showing in UK and US cinemas

4-14 July 2017
To Aqaba: An Exhibition of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Maggs Bros Bookshop

Maggs Bros, 48 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DR

To commemorate the centenary of the taking of Aqaba, Maggs Bros, the specialist seller of rare books and manuscripts, is holding an exhibition of texts
relating to Lawrence & the Arab Revolt

2.30pm, Saturday 9 September 2017
T. E. Lawrence: Interest or Obsession?
– Talk at the National Civil War Centre

National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate,
Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY

Join T. E. Lawrence Society member Kevin Winter as he charts his growing interest in Lawrence over the years to its culmination in his role in bringing the Shifting Sands: Lawrence of Arabia and the Great Arab Revolt exhibition to the National Civil War Centre

11am, Saturday 23 September 2017


Society AGM and visit to Kelmscott Manor

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

For the Society AGM we will be gathering in the village hall at Kelmscott, following an informal morning visit to the Grade I Listed home of William Morris, writer, designer, socialist and founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, so admired by Lawrence

Friday 21 to
Sunday 23
September 2018
T. E. Lawrence Society’s 15th Biennial Symposium

St John’s College, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP

StJohnsCollegeThe T. E. Lawrence
Society will be returning to St John’s College,
Oxford, for our 15th Symposium where we will be commemorating the end of the Arab
Revolt with the taking of Damascus in 1918

Past Events

For reports of past events held by the Society, see our Past Events page.

Fellow Organisations

Society members might also be interested in events organised by fellow organisations with which we share common interests.
Please see their websites for more information.

Palestine Exploration Fund

The Palestine Exploration Fund hosts a regular free lecture series in partnership with the British Museum’s Department of the Middle East.

ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East )

ASTENE regularly holds exhibitions, conferences and study days
examining the history of travel in Egypt and the Sudan, the Arabian Peninsula and northwards through Iraq to Turkey, Greece and the Ottoman Balkans, from the earliest times to the mid-20th century.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

The Petrie Museum at University College London organises a full calendar of free talks, walks and other events illustrating life in
ancient Egypt and the Sudan.

The following organisations promote interest and research into some of the writers within Lawrence’s circle.

Robert Graves Society
Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship
Henry Williamson Society
Thomas Hardy Society

The international Society for everyone with an interest in the life of T. E. Lawrence