News and Events: Past Events

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: 03/12/2013
The Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture: featuring a lecture by Dr. Eugene Rogan on The Arabian Peninsula in World War I.
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.
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.
Event date: 20/06/2012
The Society’s Annual General Meeting was held at the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce. This was followed by a talk given by Eng. Nadia Bakhurji, Secretary–General of the Al–Waleed bin Talal Foundation and a distinguished woman architect.
Event date: 21/03/2012
A special evening for members of the Society was held at the British Museum's exhibition Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam. The event included a tour, followed by a reception in the Great Hall.
Event date: 12/10/2011
A talk by Sir Tom Phillips, British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, entitled Saudi Arabia in the Region and in Itself was held at the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce.
Event date: 29/06/2011
The Society’s Annual General Meeting was held at the Arab–British Chamber of Commerce and was followed by a talk by Mr. Daniel Kawczynski, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Saudi Arabia
Event date: 19/04/2011
Two Saudi students in London gave a talk about their experiences of living and studying in London, at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
Event date: 25/11/2010
Mr. Peter Upton gave a talk entitled "The Arab Horse in Saudi Arabia and Britain: how pure Arab horses reached Europe from their original home in Arabia", at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
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