Thursday 8 November 2007 by Mal Booth. No comments
Exhibitions, Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse, Our exhibition

We have a few interesting public talks and a film screening before the end of the year. Here is all the information you'll need. The Telstra Theatre is inside the Memorial, on the lower ground floor.

27 November 2007, 10.30-11.30 am, Telstra Theatre
Author Talk: James Barr
James Barr's book about Lawrence and the Arab revolt, Setting the Desert on Fire: TE Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia 1916-18, was published in Britain in paperback this year. He will discuss travelling extensively in the Middle East and delving into the archives in London to do his research.
Free, booking not required
7 December 2007, 3:00 pm, Telstra Theatre
Curator talk: Dr Norma Aubertin-Potter, Senior Librarian, Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, UK
Join us for a 40-minute talk from Norma Aubertin-Potter, who will provide a fascinating insight into T.E.Lawrence's time at All Souls College, and into the items from the All Souls collection borrowed for our exhibition.
Free, booking not required
8 December 2007, 1.00 pm, Telstra Theatre
A screening of the film Forty Thousand Horsemen will be introduced by Susanne Chauvel Carlsson, Toowoomba author and daughter of Australian pioneer film maker, Charles Chauvel. Susan will discuss the making of her father's famous film which was based on his uncle General Sir Harry Chauvel's Middle East campaign.
Free, booking not required
9 December 2007, 2:00 pm, Telstra Theatre
Author talk: Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson is an authority on T.E.Lawrence and wrote Lawrence's authorised biography, Lawrence of Arabia, first published in 1989. The 40-minute talk will focus on recent research that he has conducted into archival records regarding the taking of the strategic port of Akaba on the Red Sea in 1917. Jeremy Wilson appears with support from the British High Commission in Canberra.
Free, booking not required