News of the Society

  • After some delay the B-YS Journal Vol 29 (2021) has been sent out to members. We are really proud of our Journal in its new format, and it has been well received by our membership. Details of how to join the Society can be found by clicking on the Membership tab of our website. 
  • Gabriel Lavin's recent talk on Adeni Music and the Record Industry (1930-1960) can now be seen on YouTube: Yemeni Culture: an exploration of Adeni music in the late colonial period (a BYS zoom event) - YouTube
  • This panel discussion which took place on Zoom on 25 March can now be seen on YouTube, at . Speakers: Ahmed Nagi, Elana DeLozier, Noel Brehony .
  • The webinar, with speakers  Amatalim Al-Soswa, Rt Hon Alistair Burt, Jonathan Powell, and Dr Abdulghani Al-Iryani is now available on YouTube, at .
  • It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Bill Heber Percy on Sunday 2 August. Bill was the first Chairman of the BYS, during the formation of our Society and for its first several years.   Julian Lush writes: Bill, Julian Paxton and I were amongst the small group who were tasked with... read more
  • The presentations given at the discussion meeting that followed the AGM on 19 June are now available on YouTube.  Descriptions of the impact of COVID-19 on Yemen by Dr Sahl Eleryani in Sanaa, Samah Gameel in Aden, reporter Iona Craig and academic Luca Nevola can be seen at . A supplementary... read more
  • The B-YS will hold its Twenty- seventh Annual General Meeting at 5.30pm on Friday 19th June 2020.  Because of the current pandemic restrictions, the AGM will be held online by Zoom which all members of the B-YS are invited to join from their homes using either laptops or desktop computers with microphone and (optionally)... read more
  • We encourage B-YS members to come forward themselves or to seek other candidates by spreading the word. Further details can be obtained from the current secretary, . Chairman/Chairwoman In broad terms the Chair is responsible for ensuring that the B-YS abides by its Constitution and Charity... read more
  • It is with the greatest sadness that the British-Yemeni Society has learned of the sudden death of our Chairman, Dr Noel Guckian, CVO OBE, in Ipswich Hospital on 7 December 2019.  He had taken on the role of Chair of the Executive Committee with energy and enthusiasm and was keen to develop and expand our Society. ... read more
  • Dear Members, It is good to end the year with news of real progress in the peace negotiations in Stockholm arranged by Martin Griffiths, the UN Peace Envoy and his team with a lot of international support, not least from the UK. The agreements (details are HERE) exceeded the admittedly low expectations but the key to success... read more
  • Thank you for re-electing me to the position of Chair of the B-YS at our recent AGM and for electing and re-electing committee members.  The B-YS is stronger now than it has been for some years.  The new committee is taking the opportunity to review strategy so that we can be in an even better position ahead.... read more
  • The British-Yemeni Society wishes members and friends Eid Mubarak at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.  Let us pray that Yemen's trials may soon be brought to a peaceful end. Responding to a request from the Ras Morbat eye clinic in Aden, the British-Yemeni Society agreed to fund the installation of 5 new air... read more