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February 2018

T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt: The Archaeology of a Desert Insurgency 1916-18

Saturday 3rd Feb 2018
National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate
Nottinghamshire, Newark NG24 1JY United Kingdom
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Professor Nicholas Saunders, from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Bristol University, presents a talk inspired by his upcoming book Desert Insurgency: T.E. Lawrence, Archaeology and the Arab Revolt, at the National Civil War Centre, Newark on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 2 p.m. Between 1916 and 1918, the Arab Revolt in southern Jordan created a unique archaeological record of a desert insurgency which changed the Middle East and brought modern guerrilla warfare to the world. Ten years of…

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T E Lawrence; An Unusual Genius, a talk by the Chairman of the Society

Friday 23rd Feb 2018
Benson Village Hall, Sunnyside
Benson, Oxfordshire OX10 6SD United Kingdom
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Philip Neale, Chairman of the Society will present a talk, T E Lawrence; An Unusual Genius, as part of the Bensington Society Talks programme. The talk will be held at Benson Parish Hall with a 7.00 pm meet for 7.30 pm start. Details for how to attend this talk can be found at the Bensington Society website: 

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April 2018

Pole Hill, The Cloister and Bancroft’s School visit, Saturday 21st April

Saturday 21st Apr 2018

Society members are invited to take a tour around Chingford, Woodford and Epping Forest, on the borders of NE London and Essex, to visit three of the locations associated with the friendship between T. E. Lawrence and Vyvyan Richards. Pole Hill near Chingford was the location of the wooden ‘Cloister’, owned by Vyvyan Richards and often visited by Lawrence. It was here that they planned to set up a printing press to produce fine books although this never came to…

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T E Lawrence Society day in Northwich, Cheshire, Friday 27th April 2018

Friday 27th Apr 2018
Weaver Hall Museum & Workhouse, 162 London Rd
Northwich, CW9 8AB United Kingdom
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T E Lawrence as Aircraftsman Shaw came to Northwich in March 1934 with two colleagues to supervise the fitting out and sea trials of a small auxiliary supply ship for the Air Ministry.  This ship was built at Yarwood’s Boat Yard on the River Weaver in Northwich.  Shaw and his colleagues stayed for three weeks at the Crown & Anchor Hotel in the town centre. Northwich as a town was built on the industries of salt, chemicals, boat building and…

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May 2018

Wreath laying for T.E. Lawrence

Saturday 19th May 2018 - 11:00 am - 11:15 am

On May 19th between 11am and 11.15am Susan Vincent , Co-ordinator of the Dorset Branch of the Society, will lay a wreath of flowers on the grave of T.E. Lawrence in commemoration of the day he died in 1935. The flowers are a donation from an American Friend who sends them every year. There will be a short reading from The Seven Pillars of Wisdom followed by lunch and then onto Clouds Hill where there maybe a gathering of Brough…

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London Group event: St Paul’s Cathedral

Saturday 19th May 2018 - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AD United Kingdom
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Sat 19th May at 12.30.  London Group event (all welcome). St Paul's Cathedral, to see the Kennington bust in the crypt and read some of the letters relating to the siting, lighting etc. of the bust.  Book early to get the group rate. Contact Nick Lynch on 320lynch@gmail.com

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July 2018

London Group event: Visit to the British Library

Saturday 7th Jul 2018 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday 7th July at 11.00.    London Group event (all welcome). A return visit to the British Library, St Pancras, to see some more of the larger collection of Lawrence related manuscripts and documents. Meet in the cafe at the Library entrance, 11am. Pre-registration with the Library for a reader’s card is advised. Contact Nick Lynch on 320lynch@gmail.com

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August 2018

London Group event: Visit to Lawrence sites in Dorset

Saturday 18th Aug 2018 - Sunday 19th Aug 2018

Saturday August 18th (& possibly Sunday 19th), London Group event (all welcome). Visit to Lawrence sites in Dorset & teaming up with the Dorset group.  Diarise now – details to follow. Contact Nick Lynch on 320lynch@gmail.com

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September 2018

T E Lawrence Society Symposium 2018

Friday 21st Sep 2018 - Sunday 23rd Sep 2018
St John’s College, St John's College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JP United Kingdom
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Join us for the 15th Symposium of the T. E. Lawrence Society St John's College, Oxford Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September 2018 Commemorating the end of the Arab Revolt with the taking of Damascus in 1918   The Symposium is the most important event organised by the T. E. Lawrence Society. 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…

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December 2018

Lecture: Lawrence of Arabia: Romantic, Orientalist, and Western Cultural Artefact

Wednesday 19th Dec 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Council for British Research in the Levant, 10 Carlton House Terrace
Londson, SW1Y 5AH
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T E Lawrence played a central role in the outcome of the First World War in the Middle East. His own testimony in his famous war memoir Seven Pillars of Wisdom has now been ground-truthed by a ten-year archaeological field project. This provides a firmer base for examining his character, achievements, celebrity status, and endless cultural reconfiguration over the last century. These matters remain highly problematic, since Lawrence himself was both a Romantic and an Orientalist, and the many biographers, dramatists, and…

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