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.
Tim Scott Bolton: A Brush With Bhutan
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Polish Hearth Club, 55 Princes' Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN
6.30 for 7.00pm
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 Fire
On the afternoon of 24 June a fire started near the front entrance of Wangduephodrang Dzong. High winds and dry conditions took the fire through the Dzong and soon it was destroyed. Though some people were injured, none lost their lives. Sadly many images, texts and invaluable old records have been lost.
The Fifth Druk Gyalpo, HM Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has established an Appeal Fund to support the reconstruction of this magnificent Dzong. The reconstruction will be directed by The King to ensure that it recreates as far as possible the magnificent structure which has been destroyed.
Members and friends of the Bhutan Society of the UK who wish to contribute are invited to donate to The Bhutan Society Trust Fund, via a form here