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This is a reminder of the Society's events:

Wednesday 19 November 2014 6pm

Dr Mohammad Siddique Seddon PG.Dip,PhD, PG Cert Ed, Fellow HEA will speak on his book 'The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012' (2014).

The talk will be held at St Matthew's Conference Centre, 20 Great Peter Street, Westminster SW1P 2BU.

Drinks will be served from 5.30 pm. Tickets on the door: Members £5, Non-Members £10. For the purposes of catering please advise the Hon Secretary Audrey Allfree, or telephone 020 7731 3260 if you wish to attend.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the venue, please note that the Conference Centre is attached to St Matthew's Church and is accessed via the main door; once inside, the Conference Centre is immediately on your right.

Art exhbition

Members may be interested in an art exhibition Bounds and Bonds by Tasleem Mulhall and Guy Shoham.  This will be held at 50 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5DR on Friday, 14 November 18.00 - 21.00; and Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November, 12.00 - 17.00.

Tasleem Mulhall is the first British Yemeni female artist to have exhibited abroad.  From her base at Redlees Studio, she showcases her work with diverse media including photography, oil painting, sculpture and performance art.  Tasleem also works as a photojournalist and is a high profile campaigner against forced and child marriage.

For more details please contact Tasleem Mulhall 078816241345, or Guy Shoham 07837068458

8 December 2014, 14.30 - 16.00

The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is organising 'Be Inspired' talks at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. (South Kensington tube and a short walk up Exhibition Road). 

Booking is essential, please telephone 020 77591 3044. For more information click on link

New books

Members may be interested in this book written by Michael Quentin Morton "Buraimi The Struggle for Power Influence and Oil in Arabia. Click here to download a flier with further information and 30% discount.

The paperback edition of ‘A Time in Arabia’ by Doreen Ingrams will be reviewed in the upcoming Journal. The book is available at £10 for members.

Members might also be interested in the publication Islamists and the State by Stacey Philbrick Yada. This is also available to members at a discount. 

Ioan Craig on Twitter

Iona Craig’s (freelance journalist) Twitter feed gives a unique perspective on current events in Yemen. 


Your Society now has a Facebook page, under the name ‘The British-Yemeni Society’, in both English and Arabic. It aims to keep the wider public informed about Society activities, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on Yemen, and network people with common interests.

Members’ contact details

We occasionally need to make last minute changes to the programme and make every effort to keep members up to date. Where members have provided an email address, this is a simple procedure; for members without email, the Hon. Secretary will advise as many as possible – and practical – via telephone.