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Public Lecture: Staring into space with Lauren Child

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture led by William Lindesay OBE, conservationist as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Wednesday 31 October, 18:00

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Captivated by the sight of the symbol of the Great Wall in his Oxford School Atlas of the 1960s, William Lindesay was reminded of its allure during an ultra-marathon along Hadrian’s Wall in 1984. He went to China in 1986 with the aim of becoming the first foreigner to travel on foot along the Wall’s ruins from desert to sea – and has stayed there ever since to explore it in its widest sense.


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