From Travellers’ Tales to Triangulation: The Early Exploration of the Holy Land by the Palestine Exploration Fund


Fri, 8 October 2021. 7:30pm at Giggleswick School Memorial Library


Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

“Founded in 1865 the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), an organisation with which Walter Morrison was intimately involved, was a pivotal force in the development of archaeological and scientific research in Ottoman and Mandate Palestine. This talk will look at the PEF in the 19th century as a society, its character, aims, and will explore the motivations of its early members and the organisation’s place in Victorian society.”

This lecture, by Felicity Cobbing, Chief Executive of the Palestine Exploration Society considers the role of the PEF in the 19th century.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately.

The in-person venue is the Memorial Library at Giggleswick School. Capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing. If it is not possible to hold the event in person, all in-person attendees will be sent the link to the online event.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.

Access requirements

Due to the historical nature of the building, the venue is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed via a flight of stairs up one story. There is a toilet on site, but it is also not accessible. The event will be livestreamed for anyone who is unable to access the venue.

We will be taking steps to dampen the echo which made our previous online lecture difficult to hear for some listeners.

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Cost: £5/£7


This event is part of Walter Morrison Festival