Thursday 3 November 2016, 16.00 BP Lecture Theatre Free,booking required
If Charles Warren (1840–1927) is known at all today, it is as the pioneering archaeologist of Jerusalem in the 1860s, or as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner who failed to catch ‘Jack the Ripper’, or as the General who lost the Boer War Battle of Spion Kop. In this lecture, author and historian Kevin Shillington will challenge these limited caricatures by focusing on Warren's whole career, from his early postings in Gibraltar, Jerusalem and South Africa, to his place within the literature of the first ‘Bloody Sunday’ and ‘Ripperology’, ultimately vindicating him from the shame of Spion Kop.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)