PROGRAMME

The Anglo-Indonesian Society’s forthcoming events are notified in advance to its Members in the Society’s monthly newsletter. Attendance is a benefit of membership. Entry is restricted to Members, their guests, and other invitees.

The monthly lecture evenings cover a wide range of Indonesia-related topics. Those speaking have included authors, academics, environmentalists, diplomats, journalists, charity workers, travelers, food writers and other experts with first-hand knowledge of Indonesia.

In addition, the Society holds social events such as receptions, dinners at Indonesian restaurants and food tasting evenings.  It also organises group visits to British museums and other institutions that have Indonesian collections and holds joint cultural and educational events with other organisations.

The programme of the Society’s events From 2011 gives a good illustration of its activities. Some of our more recent events (from 2017) are presented in blog style update with image galleries. Please see “OUR PAST EVENTS” section to access our events update.

PROGRAMME FOR 2017
Tuesday 14 November  The Society held its Annual General meeting at the Indonesian Embassy after which Dr Shinta Puspitasari gave a talk on “Small Islands Conservation in Indonesia”.
Monday 30 October   The Society co-hosted a Careers evening for Indonesian students at the Indonesian Embassy in conjunction with the Young Indonesian Professionals Association.
Thursday 12 October  Dr John Dransfield, Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, gave a talk to the Society at St Matthew’s Conference Centre, Westminster on “A Malesian botanist in Madagascar”.
Monday 2 October  The Society organised a private tour for a group of its members to see the Indonesian collection at the V&A Museum Archives at Blythe House.
Wednesday 6 September  The Society held an Autumn Reception for its members at the new Indonesian Embassy (30 Great Peter Street).
Wednesday 3 May  H.E. Dr. Rizal Sukma, Indonesian Ambassador, gave a talk to the Society at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on “Indonesian Foreign policy”.
Tuesday 25 April   Thomas Siregar, Minister-Counsellor at the Indonesian Embassy, gave a talk at Goldsmiths, the University of London on “The legacy of the 1955 Asian African Conference in Bandung”.
Sunday 2 April   The Society organised a private visit for Geoffrey Saba’s collection of Central Javanese batik textiles at his house in Peckham
Wednesday 22 March  The Society’s scheduled lecture at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was canceled because of a terrorist incident in Westminster.
Monday 13 February    The Society showed the documentary film “Searching for Ali Wallace”, directed by Jamie Curtis Hayward, at the Natural History Museum. The film was introduced by Lord Cranbrook.
Wednesday 18 January   Geoffrey Roberts, a linguist, gave a talk at St Matthew’s Conference Centre, Westminster on “The fun, the challenge and the frustration of Indonesian: A linguist’s view of this rapidly evolving and much misunderstood language”
PROGRAMME FOR 2016
Monday 14 November The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Indonesian Embassy, after which Prof. T A Fauzi Soelaiman, Indonesian Ambassador to UNESCO, gave a talk on “Indonesia in UNESCO”
Thursday 20 October Mike Tonkin, architect, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Hot and Wet, the tropical architecture of Indonesia.”
Monday 17 October The Society co-hosted a Careers evening for Indonesian students at the Indonesian Embassy in conjunction with the Young Indonesian Professionals Association.
Tuesday 11 October The Society organised a private tour for a group of its members to see the Indonesian collection at the British Library
Tuesday 27 September H.E. Moazzam Malik, British Ambassador to Indonesia, spoke at the Indonesian Embassy on “UK-Indonesian relations”.
Saturday 17 September The Society organised a private tour for a group of its members to see the Indonesian collections at the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean museums in Oxford
Saturday 4 June The Society hosted the Anglo-Indonesian Society’s 60th Anniversary Picnic at lunchtime at Wisma Nusantara for Members of the Society and their families and friends in celebration of the Society’s 60th anniversary year.
Tuesday 17 May 2016 Dr Carool Kersten, Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “An Indonesian Islam”.
Monday 25 April The Society held a panel discussion at the Indonesian Embassy on “Modern Women’s Issues in Indonesia”. The panel was chaired by Dr Mari Mulyani, a lecturer at the University of Indonesia and Oxford University, and included Hana Satriyo, former Director for Gender and Women’s Participation at the Asia Foundation in Jakarta and Dorothy Ferary, former President of PPI London.
Tuesday 12 April 2016 Goenawan Mohamad, author, commentator and co-founder of Tempo magazine, spoke at the Indonesian Embassy on “Islam and Literature”.
Tuesday 22 March 2016 The Society held a welcome reception for the new Indonesian Ambassador, H.E. Rizal Sukma, and his wife at the Indonesian Embassy.
Wednesday 9 March 2016 Dr Roger Montgomery, former Fellow at the Asia Research Centre of the London School of Economics, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Will no-one plant a tree in Indonesia”.
Wednesday 10 February 2016 Tim Hannigan, author and journalist, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Raffles and the British invasion of Java”.
Tuesday 12 January 2016 Paul Sochaczewski, author and conservationist, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Hantus in the House: Indonesian tales of ghosts, spirits, goblins and things that go bump in the night”.

PROGRAMME FOR 2015

Thursday 3 December 2015 The Society, in conjunction with the Young Indonesian Professionals Association, hosted a Winter Reception at the Indonesian Embassy for Indonesian students and young professionals in the UK. This included a panel session on ‘Breaking into the Big Four audit firms in the UK’.
Wednesday 25 November 2015 The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Indonesian Embassy, after which William Ingram, Indonesian textile expert, gave a talk on “Threads of Life” about the promotion of traditional textile weaving in eastern Indonesia.
Thursday 29 October 2015 Professor Bill McGuire, Professor Emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London, and Professor Michael Hitchcock, Goldsmiths, University of London gave a joint talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Tambora – the volcano that shook the world”.
Saturday 26 September 2015 The Society organised a private tour for a group of its members to see the Indonesian textiles at Brighton Museum followed by dinner at the Warung Tujuh restaurant in Brighton.
Thursday 17 September 2015 Professor Matthew Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of London, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Wayang in Modernity”
Saturday 13 June 2015 The Society hosted its second annual lunchtime Summer Picnic at Wisma Nusantara for Members of the Society and their families.
Thursday 11 June 2015 The Society organised a private tour for a group of its Members to see the Raffles collection of Indonesian objects at the British Museum.
Tuesday 9 June 2015 The Society organised a second private tour for a group of its Members to see a selection of the Indonesian objects in the Horniman Museum’s Study Collection Centre.
Tuesday 19 May 2015 The Society organised a private tour for a group of its Members to see specimens from the Indonesian collection at the Natural History Museum.
Tuesday 12 May 2015 Elizabeth Pisani, author and journalist, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “The Centre cannot Hold: Decentralisation in the Jokowi era”.
Tuesday 28 April 2015 Dr Lydia Kieven, University of Frankfurt, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Panji ‘cap-figure’ culture in East Java”.
Thursday 16 April 2015 The Society held a Spring Reception at the Indonesian Embassy for Indonesian students and young professionals. This included a panel session on ‘Working in the City’ for those interested in pursuing a business career.
Monday 9 March 2015 Professor Michael Hitchcock, Goldsmiths, University of London,, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Macau and the Malay World”.
Thursday 5 February 2015 Harry Marshall, Creative Director of Icon Films, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Homo Floresiensis: The Hobbit of Flores and other past hominids”.
Tuesday 13 January 2015 Lord Cranbrook, Member of Council, and Dr Andrew Polaszek, former Keeper of Entomology at the Natural History Museum, gave a joint talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Insect diversity and conservation in Borneo and the importance of protected reserves in oil palm plantations”.

PROGRAMME FOR 2014

Thursday 6 November 2014

 

The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Indonesian Embassy, after which Barbara Bisco, author and anthropologist, gave a talk on “A Novelist’s Choices” about her novels set in Indonesia.
Tuesday 28 October 2014

 

The Society organised a private tour for a group of its Members to see a selection of the Indonesian objects in the Horniman Museum’s Study Collection Centre.
Saturday 18 October 2014 The Society organised two lectures at the Indonesia Kontemporer festival 2014 at SOAS.. They were convened and moderated by Lesley Pullen, Member of Council. Dr Alessandra Bruni Lopez y Royo of SOAS spoke on “Wayang in the Visual culture of Java” and Professor Matthew Cohen of Royal Holloway spoke on “Wayang in Colonial Indonesia: Tradition in Modernity”.
Monday 6 October 2014

 

Mark Canning CMG, former British Ambassador to Indonesia, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Impressions of Indonesia”.
Thursday 18 September 2014 Dr Tim Stowe, Member of the Management Board of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Hutan Harapan: a forest with hope”.
Saturday 21 June 2014 The Society hosted a lunchtime Summer Picnic at Wisma Nusantara for Members of the Society and their families.
Thursday 19 June 2014 Judith Heimann, Writer, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “The Airmen and the Headhunters: A true story of lost soldiers, heroic tribesmen and the unlikeliest rescue of World War II”.
Monday 12 May 2014

 

Dr Tim Coles OBE, Founder and CEO of Operation Wallacea, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Operation Wallacea: The biodiversity of Sulawesi-endemic rich forests and biodiverse reefs”.
Monday 28 April 2014

 

The Society hosted its second annual party at the Indonesian Embassy for Indonesian students in London to meet young Londoners.
Tuesday 22 April 2014

 

Laura Michie, a Ph.D student at Portsmouth University, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on ” “Can’t we all just get along? Understanding coexistence in Fiddler Crabs”.
Wednesday 26 March 2014

 

Dr Peter Carey MBE, Adjunct Professor at Universitas Indonesia, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Indonesia’s Elections 2014: A Major Turning Point?”.
Tuesday 25 February 2014 Ashley Leiman OBE, Director and Trustee of the Orangutan Foundation, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “The Orangutan Foundation: Past Achievements and Future Challenges: Saving the Orangutan”. She also displayed a number of woodcarvings from her collection of Indonesian and Malaysian art, including a rare set of tun tun sticks from Sarawak.
Tuesday 21 January 2014 Hon. Michael Tollemache, London art expert and dealer, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Raden Saleh: 19th Century Javanese artist in Europe, Father of Modern Painting in Java”

PROGRAMME FOR 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Indonesian Embassy, after which Steve Oliver, Member of the Society, gave a talk on filming the Bajau sea gipsies.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 Lesley Pullen, Member of Council, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Java; History and Landscape – 5th to 19th Century”.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013 Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, former Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “The Importance of Tropical Rainforests”.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 Dr Jonathan Agranoff, Member of Council, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy about Tempe in Indonesia for a ‘Taste of Tempe” evening hosted by the Society.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 Mari Mulyani, DPhil student at Oxford University, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Climate change policy for Indonesian rainforests”.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 John and Farida Read, Members of the Society, hosted a Society lunch for Indonesian students in Cambridge at their home in Saffron Walden.
Thursday, 25 April 2013 The Society hosted a party at the Indonesian Embassy for Indonesian students in London to meet young Londoners.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 The architect Berry Natalegawa, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Indonesian Architecture: Challenges and Opportunities”.
Monday, 25 March 2013 The Society, together with Nottingham University, jointly hosted a one-day business seminar at Nottingham University for Indonesian university students in the UK.
Thursday, 7 March 2013 Victoria Glendinning, author, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on her new book “Raffles and the Golden Opportunity”.
Tuesday, 8 January 2013 The lawyer David Hallmark and the author Paul Sochaczewski gave a joint talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “Alfred Russel Wallace and his 100-year legacy”.

PROGRAMME FOR 2012

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 The Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Indonesian Embassy, following which H.E. T.M. Hamzah Thayeb, Patron of the Society, gave a talk on Indonesian-UK relations.
Tuesday. 9 Oct 2012 Dr Anna Nekaris, Reader in Biological Anthropology and Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on the slow loris.
Thursday, 27 Sept 2012 The Society held a social evening for its members at the Indonesian Embassy.
Thursday, 12 July 2012 Charles Humfrey, Chairman of the Society, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on “By Boat to the Southern Maluku and Papuan Coasts”
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 Rogier de Kok, Assistant Keeper at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on the flora of Indonesia.
Thursday, 12 April 2012 The Society organised an Indonesian dinner for Members at the Bali-Bali restaurant in Shaftesbury Avenue.
Thursday, 15 March 2012 Dr Fiona Kerlogue, Honorary Secretary of the Society, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on the Muara Jambi Buddhist temple complex in Sumatra.
Friday, 9 March 2012 The Society held a welcome reception for the new Indonesian Ambassador, H.E. T.M. Hamzah Thayeb, and his wife at the Indonesian Embassy.
Thursday, 23 February 2012 Martin Holland, Director of the Heart of Borneo Project, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on the rainforests of Kalimantan.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 Martin Hatfull, British Ambassador to Indonesia 2008-11, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on his time in Indonesia.
 

PROGRAMME FOR 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 The Society held its Annual General meeting at the Indonesian Embassy and Nick Stanley, Honorary Research Fellow at the British Museum, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on Asmat Art
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 Ann McCue, MBE, founder of Yayasan Harapan Sumba, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on Project Hope, Sumba.
Monday, 3 October 2011 The Society held a farewell reception for Ambassador H.E. Yuri Thamrin and his wife at the Oriental Club, Stratford Place.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 Michael Michaud, author and chilli grower gave a talk about chillies, “What’s Hot, What’s Not”, at the Indonesian Embassy.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 John Aglionby, Senior World News Editor of the Financial Times, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on his fourteen years as a foreign correspondent in Indonesia.
Thursday, 26 May 2011 I Wayan Dibia, Professor of Choreography at the Indonesian Institute of Arts in Denpasar, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on the Performing Arts of Bali.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011 Nigel Barley, anthropologist and author, gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on Sir Stamford Raffles, Statesman and Scholar, to mark the 200th anniversary year of Raffles becoming Lieutenant Governor of Java.
Thursday, 17 March 2011 Dr George Beccaloni of the Natural History Museum gave a talk at the Indonesian Embassy on Alfred Russel Wallace and his work in the Malay Archipelago.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011 Dr Annabel Gallop of the British Library gave an illustrated talk at the Indonesian Embassy on Seals from the Islamic World.
Thursday, 13 January 2011 The Society organised an Indonesian dinner for Members at the Nusa Dua restaurant in London’s West End
Wednesday, 5 January 2011 Lord Cranbrook, Member of Council, gave a talk at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs on Nature Conservation and Palm Oil in Kalimantan