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In Jerusalem, what you see and what is true are two different things. Maps divide Jerusalem’s walled Old City into four quarters, yet that division doesn’t reflect the reality of mixed and diverse neighbourhoods. Beyond the crush and frenzy of its major religious sites, much of the Old City remains little known to visitors, its people overlooked and their stories untold. 

Join author and documentary-maker Matthew Teller as he shares stories from his highly acclaimed book Nine Quarters of Jerusalem

About the speaker

Matthew Teller writes for the BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Financial Times and other global media. He has produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, and has reported from around the world. He is the author of several travel guides including the Rough Guide to Jordan, as well as the travel-writing collection Quite Alone: Journalism from the Middle East 2008–2019. His newest book Nine Quarters of Jerusalem: A New Biography of the Old City is out now, published by Profile Books (London) and Other Press (New York). 

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  • Monday night lectures are open to Fellows and Members and are included in the cost of membership.

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Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Upcoming Monday night lectures

Key Information

Members + one guest
11 March 2024, 6.30pm-7.45pm

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