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Joint seminar with the Anglo-Turkish Society
Monday 08 February 2016, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
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Joint seminar with the Anglo-Turkish Society

Monday 8 February 2016 at 6.30pm

at the Royal Anthropological Institute
 
Speaker:  Pat Yale
 
The explorer, archaeologist and writer Gertrude Bell is best known for her travels in Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia but as a young woman she spent a lot of time in what is now Turkey. In 2015 travel writer Pat Yale set out to retrace her steps round the country, a journey that took her from a wonderful English garden in İzmir to the new world heritage site gardens of Diyarbakır, and from the forgotten ruins of Blaundos to the battered remnants of ancient Dara, near Mardin. Along the way she met one of the last Jews of Antakya and some of the last Syrian Orthodox monks of the Tur Abdin as well as many unfortunate Syrian refugees. As the security situation in the southeast of the country started to unravel the journey turned into a real adventure.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to http://angloturkish.eventbrite.co.uk

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