The Bhutan Society of the UK 

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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.

COVID-19 Protection Measures

The Society is monitoring the UK Government's guidance on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest advice is at

Events arranged by the Society will also be subject to circumstances and to the policies of individual venues. Members planning to join a meeting should keep an eye on this website and e-mails from the Society for updates.

Those planning to travel to Bhutan are advised to contact their travel agents, as entry restrictions may apply. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice is at

Upcoming Bhutan Society Events

Unfortunately we are postponing the Society's events in March and April, as a consequence of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We will be in touch in due course to confirm dates for future events, including a revised date for the AGM and for an opportunity to invite students to speak to us. We hope that the film evening can be re-scheduled for October.

The 3rd Annual Bhutan Film Evening

Tuesday 24th March 2020 TBA

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 21st April 2020 TBA

Other Events & Notices

Cine from Bhutan

A selection of fascinating Cine videos of Bhutan from the 1940s, taken by Dr Harry Staunton, have recently been added to the Articles section along with a commentary about Dr Staunton's life and the provenance of the Films. The Society thanks Mrs Diana Hughes for making these videos available to us.

Watercolours for sale

Michael Blooman - Bhutan Society member, artist, explorer and plantsman - has generously offered to sell some of his paintings from Bhutan in aid of the Bhutan Society Trust Fund. Please click here to view the images and for contact details.

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