Junior members' events can be divided into two categories: social-cultural events, and lecture-based events. The former type take place approximately every 6-8 weeks in term-time, and are comprised of an Asia-related cultural experience, followed by food and discussion. Events to date have included a guided tour of the new Buddhist galleries at the V&A, a talk on Indian court painting at Asia House, and a visit to see "I am Yusuf", a play set in Palestine in 1948. The cultural events are generally free, and members simply pay for what they eat or drink.
The RSAA’s junior members host two annual lecture-based events: the junior members lecture evening and the RSAA’s schools’ day. The lecture evening, usually held in March at the East India Club, gives junior members and their friends a chance to address the Society on a topic of their choice. Each evening includes approximately five speakers, and the audience can ask questions. The 2011 Meeting Report can be downloaded via this via this link.
The RSAA’s schools' event is hosted jointly with SOAS, and is intended to encourage sixth form students to take an interest in Asia. This free all day event, held in the autumn term at SOAS’s Brunei Gallery, includes talks from those studying Asia and those whose professional careers have taken them overseas. Taster sessions in Asian languages are also on offer. If you would like more information or want to book places for the schools’ day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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