Lecture rethinks Lawrence of Arabia

Rethinking Lawrence of Arabia will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton. 

The lecture on Wednesday, 1 March 2017 is the latest in a series of events to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Dr Rob Johnson, from Pembroke College, Oxford, will examine the myth, reality and afterlife of Lawrence of Arabia, and his role in the Arab Revolt and the Palestine campaign.

The event will be in MC001, in the Millennium City Building at the Wolverhampton Campus from 5.30pm-7pm.

The lecture is the 10th in the University of Wolverhampton and Western Front Association (WFA) First World War centenary lecture series.

Professor of War Studies Gary Sheffield said: “T.E Lawrence was one of the most famous and enigmatic figures to emerge from the First World War. In this lecture, Dr Rob Johnson, author of the acclaimed book The Great War in the Middle East will examine the myth, reality and afterlife of Lawrence, and his role in the Arab Revolt and the Palestine campaign.

“Generously supported by a grant from the WFA, the lecture series is held at the University of Wolverhampton, is open to the public, and will run until 2018.”

The event is free and open to the public. To register attendance, please email: Dr Phylomena Badsey p.badsey@wlv.ac.uk.

Further information

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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