The Library is delighted to welcome author, Middle East cultural expert, Arabist and BBC broadcaster this Thursday 26 April 2018 @ 1.10pm to give a talk Islam and Christianity: Divinity Shared or Divided?. Free no booking required.
Diana will also travel to Cork Book Festival in Triskel Arts Centre to talk about Merchant of Syria, her latest book. She is an author, Middle East cultural expert, Arabist, BBC broadcaster and journalist. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and Al Araby. She graduated from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1977, where she studied German and Philosophy/Arabic, then went on to work for the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Racal Electronics Plc as an Arabic consultant. In 2005, Diana purchased a 17th-century courtyard house in the Old City of Damascus, which enabled her to become deeply embedded in Syrian society and culture. Diana has returned six times since the Rebellion began in March 2011 and her links inside the country are deep and ongoing.