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.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN MAY
8 May 2019
Ancient Roots to Modern Faiths in the Moslem World
Speaker: Gerard Russell MBE
Where: 1.15pm at Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1
Gerard Russell MBE (@GSJRussell) is the author of the highly acclaimed book Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms about middle-eastern religious minorities. He is the founder and director of Pall Mall Communications, a strategic communications consultancy focused on the arab world. Gerard was previously a British and UN diplomat and subsequently a Visiting Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He speaks Arabic and Dari.
14 May 2019
RSAA biennial Dinner – 14 May 2019
The principal guest and speaker for the evening is Lord Malloch-Brown KCMG.
Where: The Crystal Ballroom, St Ermin's Hotel, London SW1H 0QB [nearest tube station St James's Park]. 7.00pm for 7.30pm, finishing by 10.45pm. Nearest tube station is St James's Park.
Black tie or equivalent and decorations.
A welcoming glass of Prosecco on the Crystal Mezzanine will be followed by a 3-course dinner with petits-fours, accompanied by half-a-bottle of wine per person (or soft drink). The cost is £95. Please email email@example.com to reserve tickets, giving name/s, dietary requirements, and if you would like to sit on the same table as another attendee. Tables are generally of 10 and whole tables can be booked if desired.
22 May 2019
Education, Empowerment, Equality: the case for Women-Centred Institutions
Speaker: Prof Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS
Where: 7.00pm the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1
Professor Nirmala Rao OBE FAcSS is currently the Vice-Chancellor of the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She was Pro-Director of SOAS 2008-2016 and Pro-Warden of Goldsmith’s College prior to that. Born in Hyderababad, she came to the UK in 1988. She is on the board of Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She was awarded the OBE in 2010. She was for a number of years the SOAS representative on the Council of the RSAA.