Britain in the world

Britain will build a new future from a position of strength, ready to embrace the new opportunities that Brexit brings On June 23rd, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU) and British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that Brexit means Brexit. But does this mean the UK will be taking a single step from the center of the international stage?

Botanical Double celebrates the Britain-Nepal Bicentenary by Dr Mark Watson, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

RBGE staff recently returned from Kathmandu where they had met with colleagues from the Government of Nepal’s Department of Plant Resources in celebration of the historic 200-year relationship between our two countries. Staff from the two gardens undertook a commemorative joint botanical expedition exploring the high Himalayan mountains, returning for the inauguration of the new Biodiversity Education Garden by the Rt. Hon. President of Nepal,

Book Launch of Nepal Himalaya A Journey Through Time

On 18 Sept 16 at Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu the Nepal Britain Society / Britain Nepal Bicentenary launched Nepal Himalaya A Journey Through Time by Sujoy Das and Lisa Choegyal, with an introduction by Reinhold Messner.   The well attended event included a welcome by Mrs Pratima Pandey MBE President of the Nepal Britain Society about the 200 year relationship and bicentenary activities, an address

Harry in Nepal

HRH Prince Henry of Wales paid an official visit to Nepal from 19 – 23 March, to help celebrate the Britain Nepal Bicentenary. The visit was an opportunity to honour the 200- year relationship while showing Britain, and the world, all that Nepal has to offer. Prince Harry’s 4-day programme covered the three distinct regions of Nepal – the mountains, hills and plains – and

Nepal hosts it’s first Girl Summit

On Wednesday March 23rd Nepal hosted its first ever Girl Summit as part of its commitment to end child marriage by 2030. The event was opened by His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Rt. Honourable President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.  The event hosted by the Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare and supported by DFID and UNICEF brought together young people, community members,

Celebrating Nepal’s Success Stories In Biodiversity And Conservation

On 26 February, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) hosted a symposium: Celebrating Nepal’s Success Stories In Biodiversity And Conservation. The event was organised jointly with the Linnean Society and Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Delegates heard from a variety of speakers from both Nepal and the UK about the successes there have been in nature conservation in Nepal and the challenges for the future. The event

Call for Applications for Motilal Singh Master’s Dissertation Scholarship 2016

The Centre for Nepal Studies UK (CNSUK) invites applications from Master’s students studying in Nepali Universities for a small grant (scholarship) up to a maximum of Rs 50,000 to provide assistance with expenses incurred during field work and/or the writing of dissertations on subjects related to Nepal-Britain relations. This Motilal Singh Master’s Dissertation Scholarship 2016 , which is established as a part of celebrating Nepali

Brian Houghton Hodgson: The Prisoner of Kathmandu by Charles Allen

Brian Houghton Hodgson was born a Georgian in 1801 and died a late Victorian in 1894. By profession he was a member of the East India Company’s Bengal Civil Service, by inclination a devotee of Orientalism in the true meaning of that word – the study of Oriental languages, literature and culture. Hodgson has been called ‘the father of Himalayan studies’ and ‘the hermit of

Britain Nepal Bicentenary Photographic Exhibition Project

In March, the initiative of the Nepal Arts Council (NAC) to make a flagship contribution to the Britain-Nepal Bicentenary of 2016, through a landmark photographic exhibition, took shape with a meeting at the NAC in Kathmandu with Alan Mercel-Sanca, organisation lead for the UK Nepal Friendship Society (UKNFS), whose Nepal International Arts Programme (NIAP) was introduced at the 2015 Nepal Britain Society AGM in Kathmandu

Nepal Mandala Art at the Alchemy Festival

Working for the British Council, the though process had always been “Creating opportunities in our own country” rather than the other way around. But this Mandal project changed the way I thought and that we are here not just to create opportunity for our local people but also for the people in UK (sorry HR, I was not inducted in this way). The number of