- What’s On
Presentations on some significant British travellers to the Near East in the years before the First World War, their travels and their roles during and immediately after the war. Dr. Robert Fleming will speak on ‘The First World War, Philby and the Fate of the Near East’; Dr. Mark Jackson will speak on Gertrude Bell’s experience as an archaeologist in her later intelligence and political work; Dr. John Fisher will talk about trailing John Childs across Asia Minor; and Professor Malcolm Wagstaff will talk on ‘David Hogarth: From Wandering Scholar to Acting Director of the Arab Bureau’. Relevant manuscript and published material from the RGS archives will be arranged in the Foyle Reading Room.
Review by Anthony Sattin