Welcome to the website of the Anglo-Indonesian Society. We are an independent, non-political Society dedicated to fostering friendship and understanding between Britain and Indonesia. We assist with strengthening cultural, educational and social relations between our two countries.
Our Members are people who share our interest in Indonesia and the aims of the Society. They include Britons who have worked, lived or traveled in Indonesia and Indonesians who are living in the UK, whether studying or working.
The Society arranges a programme of events for our Members throughout the year. This programme includes talks, social gatherings, outings and educational events. The centrepiece is a series of monthly evening lectures given by different expert speakers on a wide variety of topics to do with Indonesia. The lectures are usually held at the Indonesian Embassy in Grosvenor Square and are open free of charge to our Members and their guests. Refreshments are served and there is an opportunity for our Members to meet and talk together before and after the lecture.
In addition, the Society seeks to develop links with the Indonesian community in Britain and with Indonesian students studying at British educational institutions. Special events are held for Indonesian students to broaden their knowledge of Britain and introduce them to British people.
The Society sends out a monthly newsletter to its Members in which we keep our Members informed about our programme, upcoming Indonesian events in Britain and news of the Society. The Society also works with other groups and institutions putting on Indonesia-related cultural and educational events in Britain.
There is more about the Society in the other sections of our website. If you want to know more about the history, constitution and activities of our Society, please look at the sections entitled About Us, and Programme and Gallery. If you are interested in becoming a Member, please turn to our section on Membership. Details of how to get in touch with us are contained in the section Contact Us.
(Photograph of the Society’s 60th anniversary celebratory picnic on 4 June 2016)