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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

		    			
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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January 2005
The Aral Sea: Its Sources and its Future by Professor Sara O'Hara View bio

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Professor Sara O'Hara

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January 2005
Afghanistan (and a Little Iraq): Walking in Rural Areas by Mr Rory Stewart View bio

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Mr Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border, a constituency in Northern Cumbria. He was briefly in the army, before serving in the diplomatic service, running a charity in Afghanistan, and teaching at Harvard University. He is the author of three books and walked 6000 miles across Asia between 2000 and 2002.

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Society Tour

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22 APR

UPCOMING EVENT

Postponed until later in the year. Political quietism in Islamic societies: a neglected tradition?

Where: 1.15pm at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House

Tickets: Free

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