WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE RSAA?

The RSAA hosts free lectures for members every other week during term time. Lectures typically take place on a Wednesday in a Central London location, and if the lecture is at 1.15pm it is preceded by an optional buffet lunch. Wine is served before evening lectures.

In addition to the lecture programme, there are also a number of social events where members and their guests can meet others with similar interests.

Although a printed calendar is sent out to members, dates and venues are subject to change and additional events may be added to the calendar at short notice. It is therefore advisable to check this online calendar for the latest details.

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WHAT'S GOING ON IN FEBRUARY

The NLF’s successful campaign for power in South Arabia 1963-1967

7 February 2017

The NLF’s successful campaign for power in South Arabia 1963-1967

Talk presented by Dr Noel Brehony, former diplomat.

The National Liberation Front founded only in 1963 took over South Arabia to form the People’s Republic of South Yemen on 30 November 1967. Much has been written about the violent struggle of this period from the British perspective. In this talk, Dr Brehony will draw on the writings of, and interviews with, NLF leaders to explain why and how they were able to overcome their many adversaries – the British authorities, the traditional rulers in South Arabia and rival nationalist groups.

 

Please note that this lecture is on a Tuesday and not the usual lecture day of Wednesday.

 

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

A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 12.30pm two days before (48 hours in advance). As the lunch will be provided by an outside caterer, lunches booked must be paid for whether or not the member or guest subsequently attends.

Please note that this lecture is on a Tuesday and not the usual lecture day of Wednesday.

Tickets: Free. Open to Members and their guests

Christianity, Islam and the Medical Renaissance – from Asia to Barts

15 February 2017

Christianity, Islam and the Medical Renaissance – from Asia to Barts

Therapeutic medical traditions from Asia filtered through to the Middle East largely as a result of established trade routes. Dissent within the hierarchy of the Christian Church culminated in the Patriarch Nestorius being declared a heretic at the Council of Ephesus in 431CE. Following this, scholars from Constantinople fled East and took with them the collective medical wisdom of Greece and Rome which was subsequently translated into Arabic. This was  introduced into the Iberian Peninsula in 711CE with the Arab invasion. Translators from Europe – largely working in Toledo – translated the Arabic Texts into French and Latin. This provided the stimulus for the medical Renaissance and clinical care initially focused within Religious Communities such as the Priory of St Bartholomew, Smithfield founded in 1123CE.

Presented by Mr Harvey White, Consultant Surgeon.

 

Where: St. Peter’s Parish Church Hall, Eaton Square, London SW1

Drinks and nibbles available from 6.15pm

Talk starts at 7pm

Tickets: Free. Open to Members and their guests

Society Tour

RSAA 2018 TOUR OF SRI LANKA

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25 OCT

UPCOMING EVENT

Report back on the Society Tour to Jordan

Where: 7.00 pm start at Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 - between Euston Station and Euston Square tube.

Tickets: Members and their guests only

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