Jenny Balfour-Paul – Journeys in the Footsteps of Thomas Machell, forgotten explorer

Event Date: 14 April 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul (University of Exeter) – Journeys in the Footsteps of Thomas Machell, forgotten explorer Introduction by Dr Gordon Johnson (President, RAS): Talk: Questions: accompanying images: share this entry:

Isabella Tree – The Living Goddess

Event Date: 12 April 2016 
 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Isabella Tree – The Living Goddess In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu’s Durbar Square lives Nepal’s famous Living Goddess—a child chosen from the Buddhist caste of goldsmiths whose role is to watch over the country and protect its …

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Francois Laroque – These late Eclipses: Shakespeare’s Uncanny Stars

            Event Date: 7 April 2016 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL   The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A …