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INSIGHTS Revisited: The Great Wall story – the way I have discovered it by William Lindesay

William Lindesay OBE, conservationist

Date/Time: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

Introduction by Bill Griffiths, Vice-President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne and Head of Programs and Collections at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

In 2018 William Lindesay OBE came to Newcastle and gave the annual Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture as part of the INSIGHTS programme.

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.

Join us on Tuesday 16 June to watch the lecture with fellow audience members and take part in the conversation online.