The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom

Welcome to the Society!

The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom is for people who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan - and to encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Bhutan.

It links together people who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Via a series of talks through the year, an annual dinner and a newsletter, members stay in contact with developments in Bhutan, with Bhutanese resident in the UK and with each other.

Please browse the website and read back issues of the newsletter to discover more.

Next event

Annual Dinner of the Bhutan Society

Friday 19 September 2014

The 2014 Annual Dinner will be held in the great hall of Charterhouse, a fascinating historic 16th century mansion in Smithfield, London.

The dinner will start at 7:30. At 6 pm, there is the option of a guided tour of the building.

Annual General Meeting

6:00pm, Tuesday 7th October 2014

Travellers Club, 108 Pall Mall

Please see the events page for more details.

Annual Dinner Forms

We regret that the AGM notice and the dinner application, circulated with Newsletter 53, have been printed on two sides of the same sheet of paper.

The committee apologise for the inconvenience caused.

If you would like to receive a further soft copy of the dinner form, then please contact Andrew Sutton at

Wangduephodrang Dzong: Reconstruction starts

The Bhutanese government has collected Nu 1.3Bn through various channels for the reconstruction of Wangduephodrang Dzong.

Reconstruction work on the dzong that was destroyed by a fire in June 2012 is expected to complete in five years, by 2018. "It's a tentative time frame," home minister Damcho Dorji said. "But we'll try our best to complete. It is of a paramount importance for all the Bhutanese people, especially, people of Shar Dhargay."

A press release from home ministry stated that His Majesty the King granted Nu 200M of the total amount.