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Uncrowned Queens of the Desert, as part of the Explorers Season

Date: 24 February 2018

Saturday 24 February, 11am.

Uncrowned Queens of the Desert

As part of Torquay Museum's Explorer Season: a talk by Peter Harrigan about Gertrude Bell (1868 - 1926): explorer, alpinist, writer, photographer, founder of Iraq’s National Museum, British political officer, Arabist, and confident of a Hashemite King.

Peter Harrigan is director of Medina Publishing and Arabian Publishing and contributing editor for Aramco Magazine and an authority on Gertrude Bell. Peter examines Bell’s remarkable multi-faceted legacy in a turbulent region as the modern middle east emerged and considers other lesser known but equally extraordinary western women who left their own enduring marks in Arabia.

This is a fundraising event for Torquay Museum.  Tickets cost £5 and are available from reception at Torquay Museum either in person or over the phone. Pre-booking is advisable - call 01803 293975. A 50% discount is available for museum entry ticket when purchasing a ticket for this event.

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