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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: 13/08/2020
The Saudi British Society hosted a private virtual event ‘An Evening with Ms. Sawsan Albahiti, Saudi Arabia's First Opera Soprano’ on Thursday 13 August 2020 at 6pm (UK Time) via Zoom, hosted by SBS Chairman Sir William Patey.
Event date: 25/06/2020
The Saudi British Society hosted a private virtual event ‘A Panel Discussion by Young Saudis’ on Thursday 25 June 2020 at 6pm (UK Time) via Zoom, hosted by SBS Chairman Sir William Patey.
Event date: 11/06/2020
On 11 June 2020, members of The Saudi British Society, with the kind cooperation of the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA), were given an exclusive opportunity to see Arabian Renaissance, a new documentary film.
Event date: 27/02/2020
The Presentation of the 2020 RAWABI HOLDING AWARDS took place at The Saudi British Society’s Annual Dinner. Venue: Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5ED
Event date: 04/12/2019
HRH the Ambassador spoke about the ties that bind the UK and Saudi Arabia, highlighting the breadth of the connections and the depth of ties across all sectors.
Event date: 01/10/2019
Mr Alan Dillon, an alumnus from the British Embassy in Riyadh and currently the Head of Chancery in Muscat, spoke to the Society on the subject of his book, ‘Captain Shakespear – Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa’ud’.
Event date: 25/06/2019
The Society's AGM followed by a talk entitled 'Treasures and Transformation' by publisher Peter Harrigan and a reception took place at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London on 25 June.
Event date: 20/02/2019
The Presentation of the 2019 Rawabi Holding Awards took place at the Saudi-British Society’s Annual Dinner.
Event date: 04/12/2018
The Society's annual Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture was given by Dr. Saud al Sarhan at the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce.
Event date: 21/06/2018
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.”
Event date: 04/04/2018
A panel discussion by young Saudi academics, focusing on Saudi Vision 2030 from the perspective of their own areas of expertise, as well as their views on societal transformation and their aspirations for the future of Saudi Arabia.
Event date: 03/03/2018
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
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