Peter Harrigan, Talk 'Uncrowned Queens of the Desert'



Those of you who have been enjoying the series of talks being given in conjunction with Torquay Museums, Explorers Season, will certainly not want to miss this final one on Saturday 24th February at 11am.

Peter Harrigan is director of Medina Publishing and Arabian Publishing as well as being a contributing editor for Aramaco Magazine and an authority on Gertrude Bell. Peter will talk 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. He will examine Bell's remarkably faceted legacy in a turbulent region as the modern Middle East emerged and will consider other lesser known but equally extraordinary western women who left their own enduring marks in Arabia.

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