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The Great Wall story – the way I have discovered it (Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture)

William Lindesay OBE, conservationist

Date/Time: Wednesday 31 October 2018

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.