2017 Winners

The 2017 awards for making a significant contribution to Saudi-British relations were presented at the Annual Dinner on 15th February.

Ms. Hoda Al Helaissi, one of the first women to be appointed to the Shura Council in 2013. To read Ms. Hoda Al Helaissi’s acceptance speech, click here.

Dr. Mark Thompson, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, who gave us a fascinating talk at the Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture in 2015, on Saudi youth and societal transformation. To read Dr. Mark Thompson’s acceptance speech, click here.

Upcoming Events

2020 Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture

The Chairman and Board of Trustees of The Saudi British Society are delighted to host the 2020 Ghazi al Gosaibi Memorial Lecture on Thursday 3rd December from 1700 to 1800 / 5pm to 6pm UK Time. Our Speaker on this occasion will be Baria Alamuddin, international journalist and broadcaster and her topic for the Lecture is ‘Ghazi Gosaibi: the man, the reformer and his ideals for women being implemented in Saudi Arabia‘. The event will be hosted on Zoom by our Chairman Sir William Patey.
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