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Slides from Prof. Stephen Smith:
"Burma Over and Over Again"
Remote places, archeology, fine arts and the capture of opium pushers, all are numbered among his pursuits.
Diplomatic Incursions, 1995-99
by Pam and Robert Gordon
Duties in Rangoon did not prevent Robert Gordon (HM Ambassador) and his Pam (teacher) from getting up country, by car, elephant, jungle railway and river boat, from the Chin Hills all the way across to Tenasserim. For their four children these were adventures on which to make new friends. Their story is illustrated with colour transparencies.
Burmese Antiques Road Show
There was public examination of a limited number of items "on the platform" and on a large monitor screen, plus private consultations on a lot more.
Life and Buddhism in a Burmese Village
by Naoko Kumada
An Economist in Rangoon
by Professor Anne Booth of SOAS
Professor Booth is an expert on the economies of South-East Asia, for whom Burma was an exciting new prospect. Recently she took part in a symposium on post-colonial society in Rangoon, and in her talk she used that as a jumping-off point to discuss the Burmese and South-East Asian economies.
New Ways to Beat Malaria
by HE Dr Kyaw Win,
MBBS, FRCPE, DTM&H, FACTM
Burmese Ambassador to the UK.
Some old diseases are coming back with new force, and malaria is one of them.
Dr Kyaw Win, who has specialised in the study of malaria and its treatment for most of his life, will look at the problem and international thinking, and what teatments are now being pursued in Burma, illustrating his talk with colour transparencies.
| Friday 14th May 1999 |
All friends of the Britain-Burma Society
were most warmly invited to a Thingyan Pwe
at 6.20 p.m. at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1
DISCO! Burmese dancing!
Burmese food included in ticket price!
A relaxed occasion to bring along the family and make new friends.
Admission was £9.00 (£6.00 for students and under 18).
£1.00 discount on all tickets bought in advance.
AGM followed by Antony Barrington Brown
This was a slice of history - at the end of the U Nu period - and an unfettered view that has been difficult to achieve since.
Border Minorities Revisited
by Martin Smith
|Tuesday 5th October
The October Reception
The first meeting of the new season, when members were welcomed by our Chairman, John Okell, our Deputy Chairman, Dr Daw Tin May Aye, and members of the Council. There were also opportunities, over samosas and a glass of wine, to meet John Okell's incoming successor as Lecturer in Burmese language at SOAS, Dr. Justin Watkins. And there was a display of new books on Burma.
The October Reception
An opportunity to start off the new season by meeting our Chairman and Council, and drinking wine with other members. There will also be an exhibition of photos of Burma by the British female photographer Joey Bieber, and displays of Burmese lacquer and recent books about Burma.
“White on White”
by Tiffany White
Grandfather's memoirs in hand, she retraced his footsteps through the paddy fields and backstreets of Burma. And Burma and its people inspired, captivated and confused her just as they had her grandfather.
"Spirit Journey from Shwegu"
by Mandy Sadan