SOAS University of London

Centres and Programmes Office

Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2013


Date: 4 December 2013Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 4 December 2013Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Presentation

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs and the SOAS, University of London would like to invite your School/College and in particular your sixth form students or equivalent to attend our day-long presentation about Asian topics on Wednesday, 4 December 2013.

The aim 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 event is open to all in the 16-19 age-group, although students interested in pursuing geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways may find it particularly relevant.  

Introductory note from Adrian Steger (RSAA).

The day is free and lunch is provided.

10:00-10:15Adrian Steger, Introduction and welcome,
10:15-10:50H.E. Mohammed Quayes, High Commissioner  for Bangladesh, “Bangladesh; the future ”

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

12:10-13:00Charlie Gammell, “Humanitarian relief in Southern Afghanistan”
13:40-14:20Joe Studwell, “How Asia works, economic essentials”
14:20-14:55Malgosia Skowronska, "Expeditions in the mountains of Central Asia"
15:10-16:00Jonathan Fenby, “Media freedom in China”
16:00Tea and finish

For an account of previous events please refer to the link at the end of the Scope/History webpage within the Society’s website   

Book a place


  • Mr Adrian Steger, of the RSAA on email:  / 07768352574 (020 8766 7468 weekdays or 01874 610747 weekends
  • Jane Savory, Centres and Programmes Office, SOAS, University of London on email  / 020 7898 4892

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

Sponsor: Standard Chartered