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January 2018

Shifting Sands, Lawrence of Arabia & the Great Arab Revolt Exhibition at the National Civil War Centre

Monday 1st Jan - Sunday 11th Mar

Photo credit: Doug Jackson Who was the larger-than-life character who fought with the desert tribes during the Great Arab Revolt to help topple the Ottoman Empire? How much of Lawrence’s story is true? How did the events he took part in shape today’s war-torn Middle East? Discover the extraordinary tale through artefacts, testimony and the results of years of research by a team of archaeologists in Jordan. The National Civil War Centre’s acclaimed exhibition is the culmination of nine seasons…

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

Monday 29th Jan - 3:14 pm
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 Museum, Newark, on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 2 pm. 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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February 2018

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

Saturday 3rd Feb
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
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

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
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 - 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 - 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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