Tom Holland & Ali Ansari: “What have the Persians ever done for us?”

Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street WC1H 0XG Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London,

Join the historian Tom Holland in illustrated conversation with Ali Ansari discussing the role of the Persians in world civilisation, looking at their contributions to religion, philosophy, politics, literature and wider culture, including horticulture and fashion. From Paradise and the walled garden to the business...

William Figueroa: Iran and China

Army & Navy Club 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

Iran has a long history of trade and cultural relations with China, going back to almost mythological times. At present, China plays a very big part in Iran's economy.  This lecture will take a quick run through the historical relationship and then concentrate on the...