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Old-New Land: Victorian Britain, the Palestine Exploration Fund and the Re-Awakening of the Middle East

Poster for the Schama lecture

Professor Simon Schama of Columbia University, will present the Evans Memorial lecture for the Palestine Exploration Fund on Thursday December 6th 2012 at the British Museum.

How did Victorian Britain come to be so deeply involved in the fate of Palestine and its population, Jews and Arabs? A profound debate, it turns out, on the nature of its own culture, church, and technology turns out to be an important part of the answer and the heart of all three was the Palestine Exploration Fund.

This will be a ticketed event, starting at 4pm. Due to the volume of people attending this event, we will be unable to provide a reception following the lecture. We apologise for the change in circumstances. 

To reserve your free ticket please contact the British Museum Box Office: T. 020 7323 8181 | email

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