Lawrence of Arabia : His life as author, collector, patron and publisher.
presented by the Dorset Branch of the T.E. Lawrence Society
The program will break down the life of T.E. Lawrence as follows:
John Johnson-Allen asks: Who was T.E. Lawrence and why is he still important today?
Tony Gill describes how his home at Clouds Hill was central to his literary life;
Lorraine Tinsley speaks on the books he carried in the war and their importance to him;
Susan Vincent will talk about Lawrence’s achievements as both an author and translator;
George Thompson speaks on Lawrence’s roles as patron of the visual arts and publisher;
Martin Gething will describe Lawrence’s passion for collecting books and music;
Neill Child will tell us about Lawrence’s literary circle that centered on Clouds Hill; and
Susan Vincent will conclude today’s presentation.
Neill Child—Neill is a local historian and a volunteer guide at Clouds Hill, Dorset, the
cottage once owned by Lawrence and now a writer’s home museum operated by the
U.K. National Trust
Martin Gething—Martin was a research scientist in the UK’s Ministry of Defence for
35 years, with his last ten years spent in organisational management. Since retiring
four years ago Martin has been a volunteer guide with the National Trust at Clouds
Tony Gill—Tony works on behalf of the National Trust at Clouds Hill, Dorset, where
he oversees the day to day running of the property, ably assisted by a small army of
John Johnson-Allen— John spent nearly nine years at sea as a navigating officer in the Merchant Navy. He holds an MA in Maritime History, is a Fellow of the Royal
Historical Society and the Royal Institute of Navigation, Chairman of the Institute of
Seamanship, and Chairman of the Judging Panel for the Mountbatten Maritime Book
Award. John has been a member of the T.E. Lawrence Society for over 30 years.
George Thompson—George is an American historian, author and lecturer. He holds
an MFA in Visual Art and an MA in Modern European History and was for over 25
years a professor and dean in higher education.
Lorraine Tinsley—Lorraine is a Canadian writer and local historian who has lived,
worked and travelled throughout the Middle East. She holds an MA in Public
Administration and she is an MA candidate in Public History at the University of
Susan Vincent— Susan is a freelance Executive Search Consultant specializing in the Engineering and Marketing worlds globally. Susan has a BSc Hons degree from the University of Exeter, Devon in Politics and Economics and is now completing an MA in Classical Studies from the Open University.
Weds October 7th
3:00 PM — 4:30 PM
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