Chair’s Annual Report 2019-20
The past year has been a challenging one for the Society as it has been for the wider world. I took over as Chairman from Sir Derek Plumbly at the last AGM in June 2019 and I want to pay tribute to Derek for his leadership of the Society over the previous three years. For the first half of the year the Society operated as normal with our annual events, Ghazi al Gosaibi lecture and the Rawabi Awards held as usual. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March forced the Society to go into virtual mode which I am pleased to say has been a success (more of that below).