Founded in 1916, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is unique, part of the University of London, it is the only higher education institution in the UK specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. It has become one of the world’s leading institutions of its kind.
As one of the newer additions in 1995, the Brunei Gallery combines contemporary-style and comfort with all the facilities essential for a successful meeting venue, comprising a 15-room conference facility and a museum with two exhibition galleries.
The Brunei Gallery is convenient, being centrally located in a quiet, attractive pedestrian precinct off the north-west corner of Russell Square in Bloomsbury, with excellent public transport connections and a choice of hotels.
As well as The Brunei Gallery building, other rooms such as lecture theatres and classrooms can be hired in the evenings (outside of scheduled teaching) during weekends and vacation times. For more information, please refer to
All meeting, conference, exhibition, lecture theatres and classrooms are easily accessible to all visitors, with ramps at the entrance of buildings, flat floors within, selection of lifts and accessible conveniences; we look forward to welcoming you.
The Conference Office also organises internally generated events, provides a booking service for space and coordinates catering services for SOAS staff.