Travels through Kurdistan [Edinburgh Lecture]

Presented by Sir Terence Clark KBE CMG CVO

Against the background of the long and complicated history of the Kurds, the speaker will describe the different paths the Kurdish communities in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria have taken towards maintaining their national identity, drawing on first-hand experience of the region over many years. Illustrated.

Sir Terence Clark spent much of his diplomatic career in the Middle East and as Ambassador to Iraq in 1985-89 had many opportunities of travelling through the Kurdish region. He has continued this interest in retirement and has revisited much of the region in the past decade.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception

Registration can be made by visiting the following link:


23 October 2014

Where: University of Edinburgh (Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies)
Room G2
19 George Square - Edinburgh

Tickets: Free and open to all - Registration required (see above)

27 SEP


Under the Same Shade: Three Years of Working on the Roof of the World

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 (Nearest tube stations Euston Square and Euston mainline).

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and finishes by 2.30pm. The sandwich lunch, from 12.30pm, must be booked by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free

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