Janadriyah Festival ⁄ the Grand National


THURSDAY 20th July
The Society's Annual General Meeting and a talk by Mr. Tarek Alireza

Arab–British Chamber of Commerce, 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ.

Time: 5.30 p.m.

Mr. Alireza’s talk will be entitled THE POSTAL HISTORY OF SAUDI ARABIA.

The talk will describe how the postal service in Arabia developed from its beginnings in antiquity through the early years of Saudi rule in the 1930s, and will be accompanied by a film. Mr. Alireza has been collecting stamps with a special emphasis on Saudi Arabia’s since 1967. He is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London and has exhibited world-wide. He has won several prizes for his exhibitions, most recently winning a Large Gold and Best in Show award in London this year. He is currently working on a book on the postal history of Saudi Arabia.

Following the talk, there will be a Drinks Reception.

Further details of this event will be sent to members nearer the date.

The British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Simon Collis, will give a talk to the Society.

Details, including title, venue and date will be confirmed nearer the time but the event will probably be held in the third week of September.

A talk is in preparation to be presented by the Society with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and the Turquoise Mountain project on the revival of Saudi traditional arts.

Full details to follow shortly.

The annual Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial lecture will be held at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.

Full details to follow shortly.

For all society enquiries, email: secretary@saudibritishsociety.org.uk