Saturday 25th September 2021 between 10.30 and 17.00

T E Lawrence Symposium 2021

T E Lawrence and his favourite brother Will:

Journeys into the RAF, their legacy and achievements

The Army Flying Museum in conjunction with the T E Lawrence Society is pleased to announce a not to be missed one-day live broadcast symposium event from Calshot Spit, the original site of RAF Calshot on Southampton Water.

RAF Calshot was intimately connected with the early days of flying at speed and with T E Lawrence, who not only lived in the area as a boy, but worked in the RAF on the Schneider Trophy Air Races in 1929, and also later on in air sea rescue at Hythe.

Throughout the day there will be a special programme of lectures and discussions from Lawrence scholars and a chance for you to join them in the live Q&A at the end of each presentation.

Not able to attend live?  You can still book to watch the recorded event which will be available directly afterwards. 

The three lectures will cover:-

  • T E Lawrence’s brother Will and his fascinating life in India before he joined the Royal Flying Corps in World War 1.
  • T E Lawrence as a proponent for Air Power through his work in the RAF.
  • T E Lawrence and his connections with Calshot and Hythe and particularly the stories behind the Schneider Trophy Air Race in 1929.

Symposium Speakers

Alison Jolley has presented papers at Lawrence Society events and written a book detailing Lawrence’s day by day activities in the war.

Group Captain John Alexander has served in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and in the Hejaz, and was seconded to the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force.

Paul Beaver is an aviation historian, broadcaster and writer and has contributed many interesting talks and discussions to the Army Flying Museum programme.

Secure your online place by booking below. On confirmation of your booking an event link will be sent to you.  We will also send you a reminder link one week prior to the event.