T. E. Lawrence Society
St. John's College, Oxford,
19-20 September 1998
and chaired by Gigi Horsfield
SATURDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER
E. Lawrence & Wyndham Lewis: A Most Peculiar Relationship, by Paul F. Helfer
Paul F. Helfer is a lawyer and independent scholar. He has been collecting T. E. Lawrence material since 1970.
Lawrence's Many Names and Pseudonyms, by Harold Orlans
Orlans, editor of Lawrence of Arabia: Strange Man of Letters (1993), has completed A Broken Hero: The Life and Character of Lawrence of Arabia, from which this talk
Armoured Cars in the Middle East, by David Fletcher
David Fletcher, librarian and curator of the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset since 1982,
gave an account on the early military use of armoured cars in Britain and their role in the Middle East during WWI.
Service Life: T. E. Lawrence to Charlotte Shaw, by Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson, authorised biographer of T. E. Lawrence and now editor of his Letters,
discussed Lawrence's revelations about service life in his letters to Charlotte Shaw.
SUNDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER
Filming T. E. Lawrence: Korda's Lost Epic, by Andrew Kelly
Andrew Kelly, film historian and Head of Cultural Development in Bristol,
told of Alexander Korda's unsuccessful campaign to bring the drama of Lawrence's Revolt in the Desert to the movie screen.
Lowell Thomas: the Paperboy from Victor, by Ian Gourlay
Gourlay, Wood Anatomist at the Plant Science Department of Oxford University,
related how a childhood in Colorado prepared Thomas for his future life as
traveller, journalist and foremost narrator of Lawrence's Arabian exploits.
T. E. Lawrence and "Elgar's Third Symphony", by Christopher Joyce
Christopher Joyce, professor at Surrey University,
spoke on Lawrence's love for Elgar's music and the completion of the Third Symphony.
Research in Progress
of the 1996 Symposium
of the 2000 California Conference
of the 2000 Oxford Symposium