21st June 2018: AGM
The Society’s Annual General Meeting was held at the Arab-British Chamber
of Commerce and was followed by a talk by Mr. Martyn Best entitled:
“Saudi Arabia: Projecting Heritage from 1989 to Vision 2030.”
To read the Chairman's Report, click here.
4th April 2018: PANEL DISCUSSION HOSTED BY THE SAUDI BRITISH SOCIETY
In April a student panel, chaired by Dr. Mark Thompson, discussed issues arising from the topic “Kingdom in Transition: The Perspective and Aspirations of Young Saudis” to an audience comprising members of the Society and many students.
For more information about the event, click here.
3rd March 2018: NOTICE POSTED BY SIR DEREK PLUMBLYstrong>
The Society's Chairman, Sir Derek Plumbly, writes:
Britain’s relations with Saudi Arabia have deep roots. A new page will be turned this week with the visit of HRH Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, his first outside the Arab world since his appointment as Crown Prince.
The Saudi British Society works to promote friendship and understanding of Saudi Arabia, its history and culture. On its behalf I join the many, many others warmly welcoming His Royal Highness to the United Kingdom. The programmes he has initiated, notably through Vision 2030, are driving positive transformation in the Kingdom and further opening it to the world.
We look forward to the visit and to still greater partnership and cooperation between our two countries and peoples as a result of it.
22nd FEBRUARY 2018
The Society hosted a discussion by the 2 stars of the acclaimed, recent Saudi-made film, Barakah Meets Barakah, Hisham Fageeh and Fatima al-Banawi, with extracts from the film and clips of other work the stars have done.
It was a most entertaining and popular evening, introduced by the Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP and Caroline Montagu, Countess of Sandwich, Chair of the Society’s Arts Sub-Committee.
For those unable to attend, it is possible to see the film on
The Arab News, now with a London office, reported the event, on
To listen to an audio clip from Newshour, click the link
For more info
about the speakers and to see photographs of the event, click here.
24th JANUARY 2018
The Presentation of the 2018 RAWABI HOLDING AWARDS
took place at the Saudi-British Society’s Annual Dinner.
For full details, click here.