The Last British Evacuation of Kabul

Sir Francis Humphrys was Britain’s first Minister in Kabul since the assassination that sparked the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Humphrys remained in Kabul until February 1929 and his eight photographic albums show the construction of Curzon’s Legation (now in Pakistan), the political history of Amanullah’s reign, and of his overthrow and abdication in 1929.

The lecture begins at 1.15pm. If you would like lunch beforehand, please inform the RSAA office in advance.

30 April 2014

Where: The Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House



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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