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Planet Burma - Calendar 2018/2019
Britain-Burma Society
Regular meetings are at: the Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, LONDON W.1.
Admission is 10.00 and 5.00 for students with ID.
Meetings are confined to members and their guests - and are subject to reporting restrictions.
NB - Click HERE for some non-Society coming events in the UK.
Members can click on grey buttons, for a Flierlier, and a  Summaryummary on some events.

Thursday February 22nd 2018

Myanmar - a Nation at the Crossroads -
Walking in the Line between Hope and Fear

by Benedict Rogers

Tuesday 19th Febuary 2019
Myanmar's Gemstone Sector
by Emma Irwin

It is estimated that up to 90% of the world's rubies and jade come from Myanmar, and the global demand for these precious stones continues to grow. In this talk Emma Irwin will provide an overview of Myanmar's gemstone sector,

Thursday, 29th March 2018
Paul Scully, a UK-born politician of Burmese heritage'
will be giving the talk in March - topic to be announced

Tuesday 26th March 2019
Goodbye Burma: Perspectives on the exodus from Burma, 1942
by Jean Ellis

Jean Ellis talks about her book Goodbye Burma, drawing on her own family's written and oral accounts, as well as on detailed research, to reconstruct the five months that followed the first WW2 bombing of Rangoon in December 1941. The book blends fact, memoir and fiction, tracking the chaos and confusion as the Japanese invaded Burma from the south and pushed British and Burmese forces into Upper Burma.

Tuesday 22 May 2018
  Buddhist Nationalism in Burma
by Dr Mattthew J Walton

Dr Walton talks of the rise of new Buddhist networks and organizations in Burma

Tuesday 21st May 2019
  Working at the Myanmar Times
by Kayleigh Long

Kayleigh Long is a freelance journalist who was based in Burma for five years between 2013 and 2018 and in 2015 she was the Rakhine State election correspondent. For several years during her stay in the country she worked at The Myanmar Times and this evening she will be telling us about her experiences there.

Wednesday 27 June 2018
Burma's Wildlife Conservation and Orchids by Dino Zelenika

Burma is one of the most biodiverse countries in South-East Asia - yet many of the rare specimens of its forests are victims of theft destined for markets in other countries.

Thursday 27th June 2019
The master plan for the reinvigoration of Rangoon General Hospital.

by Nora Wuttke

A century ago, Rangoon General Hospital was an architectural model for Burma. Now it is experiencing vigorous rejuvenation.

Architect Nora Wuttke sets the scene.

Thursday 4 October 2018
The October Reception and AGM

Live performance by Patrick Webster, who will be singing classic golden oldies and many more ...

Entry is 20.00 (10.00 for students with proof of student ID) which includes Burmese Mee Shay with chicken (vegetarian option available) and wine.

Advance payment please by bank transfer to a/c name: Britain-Burma Society, A/C No: 13199226, Sort Code: 56-00-03
by cheque made payable to Britain-Burma Society and send to the Treasurer, Daw Tin Tin Sann, 15 Hillfield Mansions, Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QR

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
The October Reception and AGM

The Britain-Burma Society welcomes new and old friends to its Annual October Reception and AGM in London.

There will be an exhibition of artworks by Professor Arthur Sun Myint, Tin Tin Sann and Khin Myint.

Live music will be provided by Justin King (Hla Win Aung).

There will be wine and Curry Puffs, Kyet Thar Kyazan, and Sanwin Makin by Sophie Alexander, founder of the Muma Maymyo Supper Club.

Admission is 20 (10 for students.)

All welcome.

Tuesday 6 November 2018
by Jerry Gore and Charles Toomey

Jerry Gore and Charles Toomey are co-founers of Action4Diabetics (A4D), a UK-registered charity that operates at the front line providing life-saving care and support for young people suffering from Type 1 Diabestes, including some 80 in Burma

Tuesday 5th November 2019
Jennifer Rigby
has agreed to talk about her new book The Other Ladies of Myanmar.

2017-2018 Calendar.