Research & Discussion
Research and Discussion
This will become a large area of the site. To allow for growth, I have divided it into main topics, each with its own contents page. Where appropriate, content will be listed under more than one topic.
Material will include articles and short notes, as well as content from the former blogs and the archive of the T.E. Lawrence Studies List.
To include discussion and research content that covers several periods or aspects of Lawrence's life; also discussion of questions about Lawrence biography as well as biographers and their work.
To cover family, school, university, pre-war travels, and archaeological work at Carchemish and in the Wilderness of Zin.
War service 1914-1918
To cover war work while Lawrence was based in London then Cairo, and later during the Arab Revolt.
To cover Lawrence's diplomatic effort on his return to London in 1918, followed by his presence at the 1919 Peace Conference and then his work as Winston Churchill's advisor on Arab Affairs at the Colonial Office, 1921-2.
Service years 1922-1935
To cover his first RAF enlistment, 1922-3; the Tank Corps, 1923-5; second RAF enlistment 1925-35
Writings and criticism
Historical and critical discussion of Lawrence's writings
Lawrence and book production
Film, TV and radio
Discussion of programmes relating to Lawrence in these media.
Bibliography and Collecting
T. E. Lawrence chronology
1888 16 August: born at Tremadoc, Wales
1896-1907: City of Oxford High School for Boys
1907-9: Jesus College, Oxford, B.A., 1st Class Hons, 1909
1910-14: Magdalen College, Oxford (Senior Demy), while working at the British Museum's excavations at Carchemish
1915-16: Military Intelligence Dept, Cairo
1916-18: Liaison Officer with the Arab Revolt
1919: Attended the Paris Peace Conference
1919-22: wrote Seven Pillars of Wisdom
1921-2: Adviser on Arab Affairs to Winston Churchill at the Colonial Office
1922 August: Enlisted in the Ranks of the RAF
1923 January: discharged from the RAF
1923 March: enlisted in the Tank Corps
1923: translated a French novel, The Forest Giant
1924-6: prepared the subscribers' abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom
1927-8: stationed at Karachi, then Miranshah
1927 March: Revolt in the Desert, an abridgement of Seven Pillars, published
1928: completed The Mint, began translating Homer's Odyssey
1929-33: stationed at Plymouth
1931: started working on RAF boats
1932: his translation of the Odyssey published
1933-5: attached to MAEE, Felixstowe
1935 February: retired from the RAF
1935 19 May: died from injuries received in a motor-cycle crash on 13 May
1935 21 May: buried at Moreton, Dorset