The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom

Welcome to the Society!

The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom is for people who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan - and to encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Bhutan.

It links together people who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Via a series of talks through the year, an annual dinner and a newsletter, members stay in contact with developments in Bhutan, with Bhutanese resident in the UK and with each other.

Please browse the website and read back issues of the newsletter to discover more.

Next events

Emma Slade / Ani Pema Deki: Bhutan through the Lens of Compassion

Thursday 27 April 2017: 7.00 pm, National Liberal Club, London SW1A 2HE

Lhendup Tharchen: Wilderness in the Mountains of Bhutan - a naturalist's perspective

Monday 12 June 2017: 7.00 pm, National Liberal Club, London SW1A 2HE

Please go the the  Events page for more information about these upcoming events.

Diary date

Charity event: Flavours of Bhutan pop-up Restaurant

Saturday 30 April 2017: 6.00 pm, The Community Hall at Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions, 446 Fulham Road , London SW6 1DT

A charity pop-up restaurant will be serving the flavours of Bhutan. Tickets include a glass of bubbly on arrival, a three course meal and after dinner speech from Ani Pema Deki, the author of "Set Free" and the founder of the charity "Opening Your Heart to Bhutan".

Tickets are 35 per person. All proceeds of the evening will go to Opening Your Heart to Bhutan charity, which brings children with special needs joy and the opportunity to build meaningful lives.

A link to the booking page can be found  here.

Annual Dinner

Please note that the Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 17th November at The Inner Temple in London.

This will be the 25th Anniversary of The Society, so a very special occasion. Further details to follow..

Cine from Bhutan

A selection of fascinating Cine videos of Bhutan from the 1940s, taken by Dr Harry Staunton, have recently been added to the Articles section along with a commentary about Dr Staunton's life and the provenance of the Films.

The Society thanks Mrs Diana Hughes for making these videos available to us.

Watercolours for sale

All Proceeds for the Bhutan Society Trust Fund

Michael Blooman - Bhutan Society member, artist, explorer and plantsman - has generously offered to sell some of his paintings from Bhutan in aid of the Bhutan Society Trust Fund.

Please click   Here to view the images and for contact details.