SOAS University of London


Asia House in association with The Wellcome Trust presents


A Major Exhibition of Asian Treasures from the Wellcome Library

13 October – 12 December 2004


Education Programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


Asia House has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant to organise an exciting education programme to complement the exhibition. All activities are FREE and open to all.


Lecture Series: Learn more about Asian wellbeing by highly respected practitioners working in the field today. The 4 lectures will take place at the Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS on consecutive Saturdays at 4.30pm.


Free Lecture Series
Saturdays 4.30-5.30pm
Khalili Lecture Theatre SOAS


23 October: Health and Healing in Asian Medicine – Jacqueline Young

An illustrated tour of diagnosis, treatment and self-care approaches in Tibetan, Indian, Chinese and Japanese medicine. This lively presentation will include demonstrations and practical health tips that can be used by anyone.
Jacqueline Young is a practitioner, writer, teacher and broadcaster specialising in oriental medicine. She holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and is also a qualified oriental medical practitioner and nutritionist. She is the complementary medicine contributor for BBCi and has written several books on natural medicine.


30 October: Lifestyle Programme as a Key to Wellbeing - Dr Ali

Dr Ali has developed a hugely successful programme of diet, massage and yoga called the Lifestyle Programme. He will explain how this unique programme can energize the body, eliminate stress and create wellbeing.


Dr Ali runs the Integrated Medical Centre in London, which blends the best of conventional, complementary and traditional disciplines. He has written three best selling books on the subject of integrated medicine and has a regular column in the Mail on Sunday's You magazine.


6 November: Harmony in the Japanese Garden – Maureen Busby

A deep respect for nature and a desire to be in harmony with it has shaped the history of Japanese gardens. The garden becomes an integral part of daily life when the shoji screens are opened to frame a view, a composition in its own right. This central idea will be explored through different Japanese garden styles. Maureen Busby is a respected garden designer. She has been awarded gold medals for her designs at both Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows. She is Chair of SE region of the Japanese Garden Society.


13 November: The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secrets of Wellbeing – Peter Marshall

Dr Marshall will explore the art and science of wellbeing in the alchemical traditions of China and India. He will trace the roots of alchemy in Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism and explore how wellbeing involves living in harmony with oneself, the environment and the universe.

Dr Marshall is a philosopher, historian and travel writer.