With the Younghusband Tibet-Expedition 1903-4. The unpublished diary of Lt. Harvey-Kelly.

  A lecture by Dr Christoph Baumer, Academic

6 December 2017

Where: 1.15pm at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly. NB: NO LUNCH AVAILABLE at this lecture.

Tickets: Members and their guests only

Lt. Col. Harvey St. George Hume Harvey-Kelly (1880-1946) participated as lieutenant in the Tibet-Expedition dispatched by Viceroy Curzon and later served in India, Burma (1909-1917), north-western Persia (1919-21) and Waziristan (1923). The lecturer obtained very recently access to Harvey-Kelly’s unpublished and unknown diary of the Tibet-Expedition, private letters and his photo albums; the diary reveals partly unknown aspects of the Younghusband Expedition. The lecture will be illustrated with Harvey-Kelly’s own photographs and from the album of another participant, Major MacCarthy Reagh Emmet Ray, Intelligence Officer of the expedition. The lecture will be embedded in the perspective of the final phase of the Anglo-Russian “Great Game”, called by Russian foreign minister Count Nesselrode a “tournament of shadows”.

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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