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October 2017

Iran – Crossroads of Wildlife: Niloufar Raeesi Chahartaghi

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Niloufar Raeesi Chahartaghi studied zoology at Shahid Beheshti University, with a particular interest in conservation. At the age of 20 she started working as a volunteer in the Golestan National Park. She is currently studying for an MSc in conservation science at Imperial College, London, with a view to returning to Iran to work with a group of young conservationists to maintain the national heritage. She will be showing slides and film of her work in a number of Iran’s…

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November 2017

BP in Iran from 1902 to the 1950s: documentary film and discussion

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This film from the BP archive will be presented by Austin Vince and discussed by Dr Mohammad Ali Ala.

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December 2017

‘Bards Apart?’ – A musical performance of the poems of Robert Burns and Hafez

December 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental & African Studies,
Thornhaugh St,
London, WC1H 0XG
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By kind invitation of SOAS, this event is open to all. Tickets cost £10 (£5 for students) and can be obtained online only via the following link   A Musical Performance of Scottish and Persian Songs and Poems by Robert Burns & Hafez with guitar and santur accompaniment. We are grateful to the Azima Foundation, the British Council and SOAS for their generous support for this event.  Robert Burns: Ploughman Poet, Scotia’s Bard, Master of the Standard Habbie. Hafez: Master of the…

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January 2018

Memories of mountaineering in Iran: John Harding

January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John Harding, a member of the Iran Society, has spent most of a lifetime mountaineering.  He will be sharing with us his experiences of mountaineering in Iran. Copies of his recently published book will be available for purchase.

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February 2018

The Hungry 1890s: A Prelude to the Constitutional Revolution: Dr Stephanie Cronin

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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April 2018

Portents, Presages and Predictions: Art and Divination in Pre-Modern Iran: Dr Francesca Leoni

April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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May 2018

The tribal rugs of Iran: Brian MacDonald

May 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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June 2018

Thwarting Iranistan: Iran and the USSR in the 1970s and early 1980s: Savka Andic

June 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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