The Bhutan Society organises several events each year, in London and elsewhere, for Society members. The back catalogue of events over the last 5 years can be found   here

Upcoming events


Friday 16 March 2018: 5.30 pm

Polish Hearth Club, 55 Princes Terrace, Exhibition Rd, London SW7

We are pleased to hold a film evening and hope that this will be a popular and repeatable formula.

The evening will start at 5.30 pm with a number of short films and then, after a refreshment break from 6.45 to 7.45, we will screen 'Kushuthara - Pattern of Love', a 2017 film by Karma Deli.

Kushuthara: A single thread weaves the story of the past and present lives of two people - two people born on the opposite sides of the world, destined to meet, and realise karmic conditions and their consequences. On the surface, it is a typical boy-meets-girl theme, but only on the surface. It explores the Buddhist concept of Karma, the possibility of rebirth and accomplishing what was started in a previous life and ending in the here and now.

No tickets will be issued for this event. Members and Bhutanese honorary members may bring guests. It will be helpful for the organisers to know the likely level of interest and audience size. Those thinking of attending are invited to tell Elizabeth Jacobson at

We plan to serve coffee and tea after the film and so allow the audience to discuss what they have seen.

The Polish Hearth Club offers audience members the option to book for its members' one or two course meal in the interval; those interested should call the club on 020 7589 0101, say that they will be at the Bhutan Society event and wish to have the members' meal.

Views of Bhutan

Thursday 10 May 2018: 7.00 pm

National liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1

We welcome three speakers to give their views on aspects of Bhutan today:

Dr Frances Harris - Building Resilience to Earthquakes in Bhutan

Ms Tashi Yangzom - Food Safety and Related Issues

Mr Kinzang Dorjic - Challenges and Opportunities of Development in Bhutan


Following earthquakes in Bhutan in 2009 and 2011, and the major earthquake in Nepal in 2015, there is more awareness of the possibility of a large earthquake in Bhutan. Dr Harris of the University of Hertfordshire will summarise work from a research project on Building Bhutanese Resilience Against Cataclysmic Events (BRACE) funded by the UK research councils and the Department for International Development (DFID) and outline some of the potential impacts of an earthquake and the measures being taken to mitigate its effects.

Food Safety

Tashi Yangzom is a current Chevening Scholar here studying for an MSc in Food Policy at City University in London. She has served as Food Safety Officer at Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, for last six years and has worked in initiatives to promote human and animal health. Tashi will discuss aspects of the global food system and issues experienced in the UK and elsewhere which can point to ways to resolve some of the food issues of Bhutan.

Development in Bhutan

Kinzang Dorjic also has a Chevening Scholarship from the British Government and is currently at the University of Buckingham studying for an MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy. He is from the Mongar Dzongkag and, after an undergraduate degree course in Australia, has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he has had responsibility for Bhutan's relations with countries in Europe. He expects to return to the MoFA and maintain contact with Europe. He will share his thoughts socio-economic development in Bhutan.

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