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PAST LECTURES

The RSAA has been hosting thought-provoking lectures from expert speakers twice a month since 1901.

We maintain a record of all the lectures that have been given to the RSAA, and transcriptions of many of the most interesting lectures have been published in Asian Affairs. In recent years we have also started filming major lectures so that members around the world can enjoy them at their leisure.

LATEST LECTURES

		    			
June 2005
Japan and China: Challenges Ahead by Sir John Boyd View bio

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Sir John Boyd

Sir John Boyd has been Master of Churchill College, Cambridge since 1996. Prior to that he was a Diplomatic Service Officer. Beginning in China, he ended in Tokyo (1992-96). Along the way he served in Washington, New York and Bonn and as Political Adviser in Hong Kong. He is currently Chairman of the Trustees of the British Museum. He continues to travel regularly to Asia.

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May 2005
Pol Pot – A Cambodian Aberration? by Mr Philip Short View bio

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Mr Philip Short

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May 2005
Indigo Blues & Exotic Reds by Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul View bio

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Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul

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In Pursuit of Ancient Dyestuffs in India, Bhutan and the Far East.

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April 2005
China in Sri Lanka: Recent Discoveries of Chinese Porcelain by Professor John Carswell View bio

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Professor John Carswell

Professor John Carswell is a long-time member of the Society, having served twice on the Council and as a Vice-President. He has lectured frequently to the Society on a range of different topics, and particularly on his researches into trade between China, Central Asia and the West. He now lives in Andalusia, and his most recent activity has been cataloguing the Iznik collection in the Benaki Museum in Athens.

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April 2005
Gertrude Bell: Photographer in the Middle East by Mr Jim Crow View bio

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Mr Jim Crow

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April 2005
On the Track of Snow Leopards by Mrs Tessa McGregor View bio

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Mrs Tessa McGregor

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March 2005
The Mekong: Exploration & Empire in South East Asia by Mr John Keay View bio

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Mr John Keay
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John Keay is the author of a number of books on Asia which include standard histories of India, the East India Company, the exploration of the Western Himalayas, and the Middle East and the Far East in the 20th century. He received the RSAA's Sir Percy Sykes Memorial Medal in 2009.

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March 2005
Vietnam: Buddhist Art & Society in Present-day Vietnam by Mr Julian Brown View bio

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Mr Julian Brown

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February 2005
Wahhabism and the British Response 1850 -1900 by Mr Charles Allen View bio

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Mr Charles Allen

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February 2005
The Society’s 2004 tour to Central Asia by Brigadier Bill Woodburn View bio

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Brigadier Bill Woodburn

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Society Tour

RSAA 2019 TOUR: CROSSING THE ANCIENT SILK ROAD: CHINA AND CENTRAL ASIA

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17 JUL

UPCOMING EVENT

CANCELLED. The Grammar of Violence along the India-Pakistan border: a data-driven story

Where: Please note this lecture has had to be cancelled but we hope to run it in the autumn. 9/7/19

Tickets: Free

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