Statue of General Gordon (Ron Strutt) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Statue of General Gordon (Ron Strutt) / CC BY-SA 2.0

24th October, 7pm, Royal Engineers Museum

General ‘Chinese’ Gordon was one of the most famous figures of Victorian society and has been immortalised books, paintings and most notably the 1966 film ‘Khartoum’ where he was played by Charlton Heston.

On the 24th October join the Royal Engineers Museum to discover the real story of Gordon’s early career in China. Gary Dickinson, formally of the Royal Asiatic Society, will look at the history, stories and objects associated with Gordon that are now held by the Royal Engineers Museum.

The ‘Gordon Collection’ is one of the most valuable collections held by the Museum, in particular the Chinese silk ‘Yellow Jacket’ gifted to Gordon after the TaiPing Rebellion.

The talk commences at 7pm at the Royal Engineers Museum and tickets are £6. This is payable on the door.

Seating is limited so to ensure a space please call 01634 822839.