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Oct 1, 2020

How does popular culture see Lawrence of Arabia?

This month Angus, Chris and Jessica speak to cartoonist Ned Barnett about his work on T. E. Lawrence, including both his research travelogue, Dreamers of the Day, and his on-going three volume graphic biography of the famous polymath. Along the way we discuss Lawrence as a celebrity, the challenges of cartooning, the comparative heights of Lawrence and Peter O’Toole and the textile holdings of the National Army Museum.


Ned Barnett, Dreamers of the Day (2019)

Michael Korda, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia (2011)

Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East  (2013)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962), dir. David Lean

World War I Museum (Kansas City, Missouri)

National Army Museum (London)

Imperial War Museums (London)

Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)

Holly Furneaux, Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch and Masculinity in the Crimean War (2016)

Hergé, Tintin

Lucy Knisley, The Age of License (2014)

Museum of History of Science (Oxford)

With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia (1919), dir. Lowell Thomas

Graham Dawson, Soldier Heroes: British Empire, Adventure and the Imagining of Masculinities (1994)

Louis Halewood, Adam Luptak and Hanna Smyth, War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality (2019)

TE. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)