Events

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 and 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

Until Sunday 14 May 2017
The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum, Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Telling the story of Gertrude Bell – archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer and mountaineer – who was a key figure in the discussions that led to the creation of Iraq following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire

From 21 April 2017
Letters from Baghdad: Gertrude Bell documentary in UK cinemas

Letters from Baghdad – the much acclaimed feature-length documentary film first seen last year at the British Film Institute and Cambridge Film Festival – is set for release across the UK from 21 April 2017, with US screenings following

Saturday 6 May to Sunday 21 May 2017
From Desert to Dorset: National Trust Fortnight of Events at Clouds Hill

Clouds Hill,  King George V Rd, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 7NQ

The National Trust’s annual Lawrence Week has this year been extended to a fortnight of activities
exploring the life of this complex individual

6.30pm, Friday 12 May 2017
Friends of the Petrie Museum – Invitation to Society members to a Lawrence-Related Lecture

Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31-34
Gordon Square, London WC1

Members may be interested to hear more about a site where Lawrence – though briefly – was involved in archaeological excavations led by the famous Flinders Petrie. See the Members’ Area for details

10am, Saturday 20 May 2017

SOCIETY EVENT

Society Spring Event: Lawrence in Hythe and Southampton Water

Meeting at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ

A rare opportunity for Society members to ride at speed on an historic RAF powerboat, followed by a visit to Hythe to see where Lawrence worked alongside the British Power Boat Company in 1931-32

11am, Saturday 24 June 2017

SOCIETY EVENT

Society Summer Event: Visit to the National Civil War Centre Exhibition

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

Society members are invited to join a special tour of the National Civil War Centre’s acclaimed exhibition, with an afternoon talk about Lawrence and Brough Superior motorcycles

9.30am, Saturday 1 July 2017
Arab Revolt Study Day at the University of Southampton

Building 65, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BF

To mark the centenary of Sherif Hussein’s forces seizing the Ottoman port of Aqaba on 6 July 1917, the University of Southampton is hosting a study day
focusing on the Arab Revolt against Turkish rule and the role of archaeologist turned soldier, T.E. Lawrence.

11am, Saturday 23 September 2017

SOCIETY EVENT

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

 

SOCIETY EVENT

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