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.

Upcoming events

The Bhutan Society Annual Dinner 2018
Monday 26 November 2018, 6:45 pm reception & drinks for 7:30 pm dinner
National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE

Booking forms were included with the Summer newsletter. They may be requested from Elizabeth Jacobson at tookiej@btinternet.com.

Lecture: Wall Painting Conservation: The Courtauld Institute of Artís programme in Bhutan and elsewhere
By Sibylla Tringham and Karma Yeshey
Monday 4 February 2019, 7.00pm
Polish Hearth Club, 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN


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

Guests of members at Society events are welcome and encouraged to join the Society or to consider a £10 donation.

Bhutan's General Election

The General Election took place on 18 October 2018. The result was Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa: 30 seats. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa: 17 seats. Please see www.ecb.bt for further information.

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

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.