Museum Friends only
Join our history book club with a difference, led by archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Museum, Dr Mike Smith.
The Time Traveller’s Book Club will take a romp through history, meeting on the last Tuesday of each month, from 26 July.
The featured books are historical non-fiction and members are encouraged to come along, even if they haven’t always read the book.
Mike has compiled an eclectic reading list for the first 12 months and members are also encouraged to make suggestions.
This month’s book is:
A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert, written by Gertrude Bell, edited by Georgina Howell, Penguin Classics, 2015.
Bell, an intrepid archaeologist, was an adventurer and a contemporary of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. She helped create modern Iraq and founded the National Museum of Iraq in 1926. She was a gifted writer, and this collection of her letters is an absorbing read.
Cost: Members only. Friends full membership free. Join Friends
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website (booking fees apply), by emailing email@example.com or phoning (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)