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The Saudi British Society is proud to host a wide range of events, lectures and presentations, showcasing the rich cultural palettes of, and relationships between, the Middle East and the Western World. Delving into both macro and micro subjects, the Society’s lectures look at past, present and future, and offer unique insights into a fascinating region and a vitally important relationship.

Event date: 25/04/2024
The talk, Travels with Maridadi took place on Thursday 25 April in which former long-time resident in Saudi Arabia, Bizzie Frost, shared her remarkable adventures travelling across the deserts and mountains of the Kingdom and its neighbours on a Harley Davidson with her husband.
Event date: 25/10/2023
In October 2023, at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, London, The Saudi British Society hosted an event looking at a 'big picture' overview of how mediation/alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has developed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Event date: 07/09/2023
This year’s AGM is on Thursday 7 September at 6pm in the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the Emerging Saudi Art Scene and Saudi Women in Art.
Event date: 24/02/2023
The Saudi British Society hosted a talk by Dr Al Muhanna, author of the recently published book Oil Leaders; An insider's account of four decades of Saudi Arabia and OPEC'S Global Energy Policy.
On the 22nd of February 2023, The Society will be proud to join in the worldwide celebrations for Saudi Arabia Founding Day.
Iradj Bagherzade, founder and chairman of educational publishing house and Bloomsbury imprint I B Tauris, has died aged 80. Bagherzade had been chairman for 35 years. He passed away on 8th January 2023.
The first leg of the Heart of Arabia Expedition has been completed, with the second leg due to begin from Al Turaif in Diriyah  on the 16th of January. Listen to the podcast here.
Event date: 08/12/2022
The 2022 Lecture was presented by Mr Faisal Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Arab News, on the topic of Freedom of Thought and Literature in Saudi Arabia.
Event date: 07/11/2022
The Presentation of the 2022 Rawabi Holding Awards took place at The Saudi British Society’s Annual Dinner. The Society was honoured to welcome Mr Abdulaziz Al Turki, Chairman of Rawabi Holding to the event, along with a number of dignitaries and special guests.
Event date: 27/09/2022
There was a presentation from Mark Evans MBE FRGS on his forthcoming Heart of Arabia expedition in Saudi Arabia and a talk from Michael Engelbach at The Saudi British Society’s AGM.
The Trustees and members of The Saudi British Society are deeply saddened at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Event date: 07/07/2022
The Saudi British Society had the pleasure of hosting Lord Ed Vaizey, former UK Government Culture and Digital Minister. The conversation focused on the importance of the creative economy; the UK's experience, and what it means for countries such as Saudi Arabia.
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