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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.

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
Event date: 22/10/2014
Roger Harrison, author of Wings Over Arabia, gave a talk on the venture described below, illustrated by some of the spectacular photographs he took of Saudi Arabia from the air.
Event date: 11/06/2014
Following the Society’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce, The Rt. Hon. Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean gave a talk entitled Experiences of Arabia.
Event date: 08/05/2014
A talk by Julian Lush about Bee–keeping in Saudi Arabia. The lecture took place at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
Event date: 05/03/2014
A talk by Sir John Jenkins, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, on Saudi Arabia in the Wider Region
Event date: 03/12/2013
The Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture: featuring a lecture by Dr. Eugene Rogan on The Arabian Peninsula in World War I.
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.
Event date: 03/07/2013
After the Society’s Annual General Meeting, Aisa Martinez gave a talk entitled Dress in Saudi Arabia: the Art of Heritage collection and research project.
Event date: 17/04/2013
A talk by Professor Geoff Bailey entitled Out of Africa. The talk was followed by a drinks reception and was held at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Event date: 19/09/2012
A talk by Sir Alan Munro about his recently published book of memoirs, Keep The Flag Flying, which covers his career in Saudi Arabia, including his experiences there during the First Gulf War, and across the Arab world.
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.
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