- What’s On
Commemorating the end of the Arab Revolt with the taking of Damascus in 1918
Held every two years, the Symposium offers a chance to meet fellow enthusiasts from around the world and to enjoy lectures covering diverse aspects of Lawrence’s life, in the historic surroundings of Oxford, with all its many associations with Lawrence.
2018 sees the Society linking up with Magdalen College, who will present a unique exhibition of the expanding archives on Lawrence.
We also have 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 present and talk about the making of this fascinating documentary. The Gertrude Bell archive director from Newcastle University will also talk about the massive collection held there.
Review by Anthony Sattin