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Lawrence of Arabia: excavating a legend Neil Faulkner Wednesday 12 February 2020

Lawrence of Arabia: excavating a legend


‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is an early 20th century instance of celebrity culture.  On the basis of sensational new evidence from archaeological fieldwork, this lecture will contrast the legend of Lawrence of Arabia with the true story of what happened in the famous desert war of 1916 to 1918. 

The image is from a portrait by Augustus John at the Tate Gallery

Neil Faulkner

Educated at King's College Cambridge and Institute of Archaeology, UCL, Neil works as lecturer, writer, archaeologist and TV broadcaster. He is a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol.