Join desert explorer Mark Evans and Arab historian Dr Fahd bin Abdullah Samari as they examine the magnetic attraction of Arabia for explorers in an open discussion chaired by Oxford academic and Arabist Dr Elisabeth Kendall.
Following in the footsteps of Captain William Shakespear and other British explorers of the 20th century, Mark Evans will present a modern perspective on the challenges and rewards of exploring and crossing one of the world’s most challenging deserts. Dr Samari will talk about the impact these explorers made on Arabia’s relations with the Western world. Dr Kendall will chair the discussion.
This lecture is accompanied by The Other Shakespear exhibition which includes some of the earliest known photographs of the region and its leading families as well as Captain Shakespear’s mapping of Northern Arabia. The exhibition will be open after the lecture until 10.30pm and daily from 11 May to 8 June from 10am-5pm.
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