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.
Three talks by Bhutanese Students
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Polish Hearth Club, 55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
6.30 for 7.00pm
Three Bhutanese students currently in the UK will speak about their post-graduate courses and the relevance to their work back home.
Sonam Peden - Lecturer, College of Science and Technology under the Royal University of Bhutan - Information and communication technology in engineering.
Wangchuk Rinzin - Research officer, Dzongkha Development Commission - Development and promotion of Dzongkha
Dorji Tashi - Executive Director, The Loden Foundation, one of the leading charitable organizations in Bhutan - Entrepreneurship and Society aided by international business skills
Please see the events page for more details.
Nuns of Bhutan
The Society holds a stock of about 20 copies of a coffee table photo book on the Nuns of Bhutan.
These were left over from their recent visit and are on sale at £25 incl p&p, for the benefit of the Bhutan Nuns Foundation
Please contact Andrew Sutton or Rosie Glazebrook if you would like to reserve a copy.
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.