Friends, Clubs & Societies

The 153 Club

Ancient India & Iran Trust

British Egyptian Society
British Egyptian friendship society, with a full annual programme of lectures and dinners, useful website links to CAABU, Brooke Hospital, Soliman Travel etc and news updates. 

British-Kazakh Society

British Library

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)

British Syrian Society

British-Yemen Society

The Chester Beatty Library

The Desert Dining Club
A small, simple 100-member club which meets once a year for a formal dinner and to hear a talk, open to all who share a passionate interest in the world's deserts. 

A site about exploration, travel with many of the historic accounts available online. 

The Iran Society

Jane Trady Fine Art
New agency representing and showcasing contemporary Middle Eastern artists, at exhibitions, shows and cultural events. 

The Japan Society

Dedicated site giving info on this world heritage site in Iran. 

Oman Studies Centre

Society for Arabian Studies

Society for Court Studies
A think tank of the inter-relationship of power, patronage, art, dynasties and manners, top heavy with scholars and eminent historians but also impressively active and committed with a busy lecture programme, elegant literate journal (The Court Historian) and palace-based conferences. 

The Society for Libyan Studies
Active group that runs four public lectures (held in the British Academy in February, May, October and December) sponsors digs, publish books, field reports and an annual academic journal. 

Travel Literature
New independent forum for reviews and for sharing your passion for good travel books.