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April 2018

SACU’s Early Days: SACU Members Spring Social – Free Event

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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 - SACU ChinaCafe 2018 Series - This is an opportunity for SACU members, OLD AND NEW, to get to know one another and learn about SACU's early days from an informal slideshow followed by a trip to the bar for a drink or two! SACU was founded in 1965 by Joseph Needham and others and in those days one of the very few ways that people from Britain could visit China was to join a SACU organised tour. The 1971 Tour was documented by Richard and Sally Greenhill, professional photographers, and we are delighted that Sally has agreed to come…

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Gallery Tour for members of SACU and The Meridian Society at the Brunei Gallery

April 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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A private gallery tour for Meridian Society and SACU members at the exhibition of China and Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson. This will be a free, private tour for the first 20 members of The Meridian Society and SACU who apply and will be conducted by Betty Yao MBE. Booking is essential through The Meridian Society themeridiansociety@gmail.com   This is the first London exhibition of Scottish photographer John Thomson’s (1837-1921) work which encompasses his ten years in Asia.  The exhibition will run from 13th April to 23nd June and includes images from newly discovered glass negatives held at the Wellcome Library,…

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Team SACU joins CUKRUN Chinese community running event

April 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wormwood Scrubs Park, Artillery Lane
London, W12 United Kingdom
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Team SACU joins the CUKRUN Chinese community running event to raise money for the George Hogg Education Fund. SACU Treasurer Yuan Gao and SACU Council member Cai Chen will be running on Sat 21 April. CUKRUN is a not-for-profit running club in London which has offered to help SACU’s fundraising at this running event on Sat 21 April 2018 by donating the team’s registration costs to the George Hogg Education Fund. CUKRUN Website: https://cukrun.co.uk “… our event is not just a running event. It has entertainment, family fun, Chinese culture and a lot more. Please come and find out our…

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May 2018

SACU Manchester/North West Get Together

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
International Society, William Kay House, 327 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PG United Kingdom
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Following SACU's successful panel discussion on China's Belt and Road Initiative on 20th April, SACU Vice President Jenny Clegg invites local members to meet on Thursday 24th May to exchange ideas and see what sort of activities could be taken up to build on the 20th April event. Meet in Room 2 of the International Society, opposite the Samuel Alexander Lecture theatre. Afterwards repair to the Red Chilli for a bite to eat.

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July 2018

SACU North West Meeting

July 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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Free

All welcome at the Friends Meeting House (Room F17) to get to know other SACU members and plan future SACU events in Manchester and the North West.

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September 2018

SACU Manchester Group meeting

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS United Kingdom
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The next meeting of SACU Manchester Group to discuss future plans and arrangements will be on Tuesday Sept 11th at 6 pm in Friends Meeting House, F14.

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The Friends Ambulance Unit ‘China Convoy’ – Illustrated Talk and Dinner

September 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Taste of China, 84 Southampton Row
London, WC2B 6AA United Kingdom
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£25 – £30

This illustrated talk and dinner is organised by The Meridian Society, SACU's affiliated society. The Friends Ambulance Unit 'China Convoy' - a prototype medical NGO The China Convoy, the most international section of the Friends Ambulance Unit, had a commitment to pacifism and to relieving the suffering of the Chinese by re-establshing hospitals across South West China. The Meridian Society is hosting an illustrated talk about the China Convoy by SACU Council member Andrew Hicks after a meal at Taste of China, 84 Southampton Row, London WC2B 6AA (nearest tube stations Russell Square or Holborn). The price for the talk and a meal…

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October 2018

Chinese Cities Rediscovered: National Human Geography of China Book Launch

October 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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SACU members are invited by Guanghwa Bookshop to attend the book launch of this major new publishing project.   Throughout its 5000 years of civilization, China has always been a nation with a great diversity of natural geography and human cultures. Today, it is also one of the countries in the world that sees the most rapid urbanization process. There is no better way to understand China than studying its cities in depth. Aiming to publish on 100 cities in its series, National Human Geography of China is a rare encyclopaedia that explores Chinese cities chronologically and multi-dimensionally: from nature…

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February 2019

SACU ChinaCafé with Jessica Darling (SACU members event)

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bush House, King’s College London Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG United Kingdom
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Our 2019 series of SACU ChinaCafés is set to begin on Tuesday February 19th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bush House, King’s College London, Strand Campus, and is co-hosted by the Lau China Institute. Our theme this year is historical and present health care here and in China.   The first session will feature Jessica Darling who spent her childhood in China with her father, surgeon Dr Joshua Horn, author of ‘Away With All Pests: An English Surgeon in People’s China 1954-1969’.  She subsequently returned to the UK to earn a nursing degree and then went back to Beijing where she…

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