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Centres and Programmes Office

Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2014

Date: 1 December 2014Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 1 December 2014Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Presentation

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SOAS, University of London, invite school and college students, in particular sixth form students or equivalent, to a day of talks about aspects of Asia on Monday, 1 December 2014.

The aim of the event is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored as part of their curriculum and, which will, we hope, inspire them. The conference is open to all in the 16-19 age-group. Students interested in pursuing geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways may find the event particularly relevant.

Introductory note from Adrian Steger (RSAA)

The day is free and lunch is provided.

10:00-10:15Introduction and Welcome
Adrian Steger
10:15-10:50Cambodia today
H.E. Meas Kim Heng, Ambassador for Cambodia

2 Asian language “tasters”; a brief practical introduction to Chinese and Arabic with SOAS staff

  • Chinese: Lik Suen, Deputy Director, London Confucius Institute
  • Arabic: TBC
12:10-13:00Developing an interest in Asia
Tamsin Vyvyan-Robinson
13:40-14:20Exploration in Asia – still possible?
James Maddison
14:20-14:55Bringing the past to life; Charles Masson - first archaeologist of Afghanistan
Elizabeth Errington
15:10-16:00Kurdistan, Syria & Iraq
Bayan Rahman; High Representative for Kurdistan in London
16:00Tea and finish

After each presentation there will be 5-10 minutes for questions.

Book a Place


  • Mr Adrian Steger, of the RSAA on email: steger@btinternet.com  / 07768352574 / 020 8766 7468 weekdays or 01874 610747 weekends
  • Jane Savory, Centres and Programmes Office, SOAS, University of London on email js64@soas.ac.uk  / 020 7898 4892

Organiser: Royal Society for Asian Affairs and SOAS, University of London

Sponsor: Standard Chartered