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Lawrence of Arabia

Tuesday 10th November 2020 (booking Thursday 17th September 2020)
Neil Faulkner

This fascinating day, to be given by the author of the recently published Lawrence of Arabia’s War, draws on years of field research. Neil Faulkner’s interest in T.E. Lawrence was sparked during a 10 year archaeological project in the deserts of southern Jordan.

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Neil Faulkner

Faulkner combines biography, history, archaeology and cinema in his examination of the legend of Lawrence of Arabia as an ‘artefact’ of twentieth century celebrity culture. 

                                               Col Lawrence in Arab Dress                                           Lawrence in Cairo

Considering Lawrence’s historical role in the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and drawing on archaeological evidence, he will ask if we can find the man behind the legend. This Special Interest Day will include a case study of David Lean’s legendary film, Lawrence of Arabia, with Peter O’Toole in the leading  role.

Peter O'Toole