Thursday, 2 September 2010


On Tuesday, 19th October 2010, at 7.30 p.m., there will be a lecture at the Museum by Neil Faulkner of the Great Arab Revolt Project - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: GENIUS OR CHARLATAN. The debate about T.E.Lawrence has raged for 75 years since his death in 1935. The speaker will discuss Lawrence and his use of modern guerilla warfare. Tickets: £5.

  The Museum's new dynamic Director has realised what a Dorset celebrity Lawrence was - and to a certain extent still is - and plans to give Lawrence a physical visual presence within the Museum that he has not had so far. When the Dorset Writers' Gallery was first mooted some years ago, I was invited onto the advisory panel, and naturally endeavoured to have Lawrence represented - but to no avail, though it seems this could well now change. There is however in the Museum's Library quite a collection of accumulated and donated material chronicling more or less the whole of Lawrence's life from birth to death.

1 comment:

  1. It's about time that TEL gets some attention at the Dorset County Museum - that is wonderful news! (and wonderful to discover your blog here, Ronald...I have been a member of the Society in the past, but came much later, and am from the USA, but I am familiar with your involvement...)