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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: 31/01/2021
The Saudi British Society announces with great sadness the death of SBS Honorary Member and former Trustee Muawiya Derhalli, who died peacefully at home on 29 January 2021, aged 93. Muawiya was a wonderfully loyal member of the SBS, coming to all meetings he could and applying his wit and wisdom to Society issues.
Sir James was Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1979 to 1984. An academic and brilliant Arabist, his warmth and wit and wisdom were treasured by his colleagues and his many, many friends in the UK and across the Arab world.
Prince Saud al Faisal, was the Kingdom's Foreign Minister until 2 months ago. Read his obituary here.
Saudi businessman Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel has been awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth for his philanthropic activities and developing arts and culture in the United Kingdom
The Society’s former Chairman, Sir Alan Munro, gave his views to the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs investigating the relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia.
The Rt Hon Lord Denman was born on the 7 July 1916 in Cumberland, England, and was Senior Advisor to the Merchant Bridge & Co. Ltd. until his death.
The flag of Saudi Arabia was raised at the Olympic Village in London on 22nd July as athletes from the Kingdom prepare for the opening of the Summer Games on 27th July.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Defence Minister Prince Salman as Crown Prince and heir apparent, after the death of HRH Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
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