The Iran Society, founded in 1935


Originally founded in 1911 as The Persia Society, the Iran Society acts as a forum for those who are interested in Iran’s heritage and culture. Its object is to promote general knowledge of Iran.

Seven lectures a year are held between October and June on Iran’s history, culture, architecture, economy, environment and many other general subjects. The society is strictly non-political. A journal is published annually and there are occasional study days in London museums to look at manuscripts, carpets, ceramics etc.

Lectures are for members only. To apply for membership, please refer to the membership page. There are currently some 400 members, about half of whom are Iranian.