Lecture: ‘My House in Damascus: Contemporary Syrian Society from the Inside’

The speaker will concentrate on the period from 2005, when she bought her Damascus house, to the present day. Through the house, her links with Syria are deep and on-going, and she remains in daily contact with Syrian friends inside the country. Based on this first-hand experience, she will share with us some of her insights into the realities of how Syrian society works on the ground

Presented by Ms Diana Darke             Author, Arabic translator and consultant

10 December 2014

Where: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1

Commences at 1.15pm

A Sandwich lunch with wine and/or soft drinks is available from 12.30pm but must be booked in advance by the previous day. £10 with wine or £7 with soft drink.

Tickets: Members and their guests only. Free



Sikunder Burnes: Master of the ‘Great Game’

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free: Members and their guests only.

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