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 the historic surroundings of Oxford, with all its many associations with Lawrence.

For the weekend of the Symposium, delegates can enjoy the
privilege of living and dining in one of Oxford’s celebrated historic colleges.

Past Symposia have featured talks by internationally
regarded writers and academics, as well as members of the Society sharing their own knowledge and researches.

StJohnsSymposia often include outings to places with a Lawrence connection. 2014 saw the Society link up
with Oxford dramatic society St Peter’s Players to stage a production of Stephen Massicotte’s play about the friendship between Lawrence and Robert Graves,
The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion; while 2016 saw us support playwright Jan Woolf in bringing her new play, The Man with the Gold, to the stage.

Our 2016 Symposium at St John’s College coincided with the centenary of the outbreak of the Arab Revolt, and a special programme of lectures was organised to mark the occasion. Our 2018 Symposium will see us commemorating of the taking of Damascus in 1918.

StPetersPlayersThe dates for the 15th Symposium have been confirmed as Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September 2018.  So put the Symposium in your
diary and don’t miss out!

A summary of programmes from each of
the past Symposia can be viewed HERE.
Or you can download detailed Symposium programmes by clicking on the links below.

St John’s College, Oxford, 2016
St John’s College, Oxford, 2014
St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 2012
St John’s College, Oxford, 2010
St John’s College, Oxford, 2008
St John’s College, Oxford, 2006
St John’s College, Oxford, 2004
Exeter College, Oxford, 2002
St John’s College, Oxford, 2000
Santa Clara University, California, 2000
St John’s College, Oxford, 1998
St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1996
Magdalen and St Hilda’s Colleges, Oxford, 1994
Jesus College, Oxford, 1992
Jesus College, Oxford, 1990


Photo of Jesus College, Oxford  © Bencherlite via Wikimedia Commons