Nigeria: Aspects of Culture and Environment
Date: 7 July 2018Time: 10:00 AM to 5:30pm
Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Conference
Join us for this one-day conference bringing together aspects of the study of Nigerian traditional and modern culture (including film), together with its natural environment.
Speakers include Professor Graham Furniss OBE and Dr Ini Dele-Adedeji.
Organised under the auspices of the UK Branch of the Nigerian Field Society, The Nigerian Field Society is a national organisation based in Nigeria whose principal mission is to encourage interest in and knowledge of the fauna, flora, history, customs, arts and crafts, sciences, sports and pastimes of West Africa in general and Nigeria in particular;
The conference is free (incl. lunch) but booking is required
The Kaye Whiteman Lecture with Lanre Akinola: Thursday 12th November
Lanre Akinola, founder of the Financial Times "This is Africa" and currently Editor at IC Publications will be our keynote speaker for the 2015 Kaye Whiteman Lecture. Africa is continually battling media perception of corruption, weak security and an unstable political environment. Despite these issues Foreign Direct Investment inflows have exceeded development aid in Africa. New confidence in the African continent should make it an investment destination.
Lanre will be able to shed light of how the media can encourage partnerships and entrepreneurship within trending sectors to significantly impact on the attitudes to sustain Africa's development.
The VSO Carol Concert - Thursday 10th December 2015
The VSO Carol Concert takes place at Central Hall, Westminster on Thursday 10th December from 7.30 pm and VSO have again organised a wonderful line up of performers, with musical performances from the City of London Choir, led by eminent choirmaster Hilary Davan Wetton, special appearances by youth chamber choir Inner Voices and South Indian violinist, Jyotsna Srikanth, as well as readings from a number of VSO's celebrity supporters, including Bill Nighy and Juliet Stevenson.
Their Patron, HRH The Princess Royal has been invited to attend as their special guest. There will also be the opportunity to hear from some of VSO's volunteers recently returned from the projects they have been working on.
NSSFF "Nigerians in Multicultural Britain (Education) - Saturday 27th June 2015
The inaugural event held last year had rave reviews. It is expected to continue to do so with the line-up of guest speakers attending (details to follow). Free refreshments, including finger buffet (lunch) will be provided on the day.
Participants on the day should have enough useful information on how to meet present/future professional, cultural and personal needs (including future career conversations with our children) in an ever changing Multicultural world.
Winner NEA UK "Event of the Year 2014".
Proudly supported by: The Britian-Nigeria Educational Trust BNET