Thursday 21 January 2021 - 7.30pm to 8.30pm (Online)
The Arts Society's Lent Term 2021 lecture will be presented by former Princethorpe archivist, Rev Nick Baker on Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Explorer, Writer and Photographer.
The lecture will take place online, through Zoom and will last approximately one hour. There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Links will be sent out approximately 24 hours beforehand.
Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003) is considered to have been one of the greatest explorers of the twentieth century. Born in Addis Ababa, he spent his early years in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), and was later educated at Eton College and Oxford University. He returned to Abyssinia during the Second World War, and in due course served with the newly created SAS.
Thesiger spent almost sixty years of his life travelling through some of the most inhospitable areas on this planet, including the Arabian peninsula and western Asia. These travels were communicated to a wide audience through books such as Arabian Sands (1959) and The Marsh Arabs (1964), and were often accompanied by the photographs Thesiger took along the way.
Thesiger’s manuscripts are now housed at Eton College, whereas his collection of negatives and prints, together with his artefacts, are under the care of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
This talk will endeavour to provide an introduction to Thesiger’s life and legacy. You will be invited to look at remote countries and peoples through the eyes of this remarkable individual.
There is no charge for this lecture
To register your interest in this event please use the link here.