Upcoming events

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

Lecture: Bhutan's Elections in 2018

By Dorji Wangchuk

Monday 29 October 2018, 7.00 pm

Polish Hearth Club, 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN

Dorji Wangchuk will review the preparations for and outcomes of the third cycle of parliamentary elections in Bhutan - not only the selection of the two parties for the final election votes but also the possible changes in the balance of power. He will also discuss the platforms and policies of the major political parties, and the likely focus areas of the new Government. Dorji Wangchuk works as a management consultant advising clients within financial services on growth and innovation. Prior to that he completed a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cambridge and also worked as a civil servant for the Royal Government of Bhutan.

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

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

Members and their guests are warmly invited to the Dinner, with HE Aum Pema Choden, Bhutan's Ambassador in Brussels, our guest of honour. Bhutanese students in the UK are invited as guests of the Society. For members who have not yet booked and wish to do so, tickets are 65 each. Please contact Elizabeth Jacobson at tookiej@btinternet.com for further details.

Lecture: Wall Painting Conservation: The Courtauld Institute of Art's 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

Sibylla now heads the Courtauld's wall painting department and Karma is in his final year there, studying for his MA. The Courtauld has recently completed a conservation project at Tango monastery outside Thimphu. It is running conservation and educational programmes in Nagaur Fort, Rajasthan and is also starting work at Longthorpe Tower, Peterborough.