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Upcoming collection's lecture

Be inspired: Geraldine Rendel’s trans-Arabian journey in 1937 - William Facey

[Cancelled] Hear from William Facey discussing Geraldine Rendel, the first non-Muslim European woman to travel openly in Saudi Arabia.

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