Soldier in the Sand

Tue 22 Sep

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Talk | Online Only

Soldier in the Sand

Join Sir Simon Mayall KBE CB as he discusses his first-hand experience of the Middle East from his military and diplomatic appointments over the past 40 years.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Soldier in the Sand


Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall has known the Middle East since childhood, and has served extensively in the region over the course of his 40-year career.

As well as analysing the Middle East’s history and religions, and their influence on people’s actions, attitudes and relationships, he will draw on his many years spent in key military and diplomatic appointments in numerous countries. In addition to knowing many of the key players personally, he has studied, at leading universities, British policy and engagement in the area.

Sir Simon Mayall recently retired from a long and distinguished Army career in which he served in a variety of senior military and political advisory roles focused on the Middle East. Sir Simon began his career with the British Army in 1978 and held a series of increasingly senior roles until his retirement in July 2015.

Sir Simon joined Greenhill & Co as a senior advisor in September 2015. He was educated at Oxford University (Modern History), and has a master’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from King’s College London.

Date & time

Tuesday, 22 September 2020
4.30pm - 5.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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