Thank you to everyone who attended the
14th Symposium of the
T. E. Lawrence Society
St John’s College, Oxford
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016
Commemorating the centenary of the Arab Revolt
In the centenary year of the outbreak of the Arab Revolt, we are
delighted to report that a record number of delegates joined us for our 14th Symposium, held at St John’s College, Oxford.
Over the three days of the Symposium, a special programme of
lectures marked this very special occasion. Two exhibitions showcased archaeological artefacts from the Great Arab Revolt Project, as well as photographs of Egypt and Palestine taken during the First World War collected as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund-sponosored project, Views of an Antique Land, run by Cardiff University.
On the Friday night, delegates were joined by members of the public for a staged reading of Jan Woolf’s new play about Lawrence, The Man with the Gold.
The Great Hall at St John’s was packed for our traditional candlelit dinner on the Saturday night, clearly demonstrating the continuing interest in Lawrence around the world. We hope to see everyone again in 2018 when we will be marking the culmination of the Arab Revolt with the taking of Damascus in 1918.
The Man with the Gold
Exhibition of artefacts from
the Great Arab Revolt Project
Outside the lecture hall
Summaries of all the lectures will be published in the Society’s Winter 2016 Newsletter. The Society would like to express its grateful thanks to Roger Herrera for providing photographs of the event.
All photographs © Roger Herrera