The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom was founded on October 6th 1992 in response to the growing connections between the two countries. The Society held its Inaugural Meeting in London on Bhutan National Day, December 17th 1992.

About the Society

The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom has a national membership of around 500 people - ranging from people with a professional interest in the culture, flora and fauna of Bhutan to those who have visited the country and wish to maintain a link after their visit and Bhutanese students resident in the UK.

The Society organises a series of lectures and talks throughout the year, usually in Central London. In addition, revent events further afield have included trips to see Bhutanese gardens in Yorkshire and an exhibition of Buddhist art in Paris. An annual dinner is held every Autumn, which allows members to renew friendships and meet some of the Bhutanese students resident in the UK.

A newsletter containing news about Bhutan, a list of upcoming events and review of recent events is published three times a year.

Aims of the Society

  • To encourage and promote knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan, its history and its culture.

  • To encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom.

  • To act as a link between all people, particularly those in the United Kingdom, who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan.

  • To promote and foster good relations between the peoples of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the United Kingdom.

    Committee of the Society

    President

    Sir Simon Bowes Lyon KCVO

    Executive Committee

    Chairman

    Michael Rutland OBE

    rutland.michael@googlemail.com

    Secretary and Vice Chairman

    Andrew Sutton

    Andrewsutton001@aol.com

    Treasurer

    David Glazebrook

    Davidglazebrook@outlook.com

    Membership

    Rosie Glazebrook

    rosieglazebrook@hotmail.com

    Student Liaison

    Andrew Sutton

    Andrewsutton001@aol.com

    Annual Dinner

    Mark Swinbank

    mark.swinbank@btinternet.com

    Newsletter Editor

    Sylvia Robert-Sargeant

    editor@bhutansociety.org

    Lectures & Events

    Dorothea Friesen

    and Elizabeth Jacobson

    dorotheafriesen@gmail.com

    Website

    Christopher Watt

    website@bhutansociety.org