Events and Seminars

Events and Seminars which BTS either organised or was very involved include:

Britain-Tanzania Society AGM 28th October 2017

A Pathbreaking AGM for BTS Our AGM ended with the biggest committee ever – 24 – including 13 Tanzanians living and working in this country. The venue was stunning: St.Mary-at-Hill, one of the churches redesigned and rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the Fire of London in 1666. It hosts the Lutheran congregation which meets there for worship in English every week and in Kiswahili every month. Willie Fulton stood down as Vice-Chair and was replaced by Petronilla Mlowe.  Gabriel Mgambwa is our new Treasurer.  Elizabeth Continue reading →

Modern Swahili Poems – Ushairi wa Kiswahili wa Kisasa – a seminar and book launch on 16th October 2017

Modern Swahili Poems – Ushairi wa Kiswahili wa Kisasa – a seminar and book launch on 16 October, SOAS, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG In 2014 a prize for modern swahili poetry was created in Dar es Salaam, using money left by Gerald Belkin. A little of his story is told on page 11 of this Newsletter. The competition was first held in 2014, and attracted a lot of interest. 81 of the poems submitted for the first two competitions have now been published (Diwani Continue reading →

Informal Housing in Dar es Salaam: A Tale of Three Cities – Monday 20 November 2017

Dar es Salaam – A Tale of Many Cities At Independence in 1961, Dar es Salaam was a sleepy little port and administrative centre. Today it is home to upwards of 5 million people, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, projected to reach 10 million in the 2030s and perhaps 20 million in the 2050s. It is a city of contrasts – skyscraper offices and luxury flats, luxurious detached houses in large plots, planned housing and commercial developments, but the majority of Continue reading →

Horticultural Products Export from Tanzania to EU Markets – 19th June 2017

Date : Monday, 19th June 2017 Time : 5pm – 7pm Location : Room 4429, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London  WC1H 0XG The Britain Tanzania Society in Partnership with the School of Oriental & African Studies held a seminar on how to link AGRI- businesses in Tanzania with EU markets. PETRONILLA MLOWE  FRSPH MCIEH spoke about the great potential that Tanzania has to produce fruits and vegetables, and to export them to all parts of the world.  But at the present time less Continue reading →

Dentists and Friends Charity Dinner for Musoma – 19th May 2017

Date: Friday May 19th 2017   Time: 6.30 – 7.15pm: Cash Bar, 7.15 pm: Dinner, Raffle and Auction for fundraising Location: Royal National Hotel Russell Sq, London, WC1H 0DG. Co-ordinators: Dr M K Vasant MBE, Dentist in London and Graham McClure, CEO of Go Make a Difference in Tanzania   Beneficiaries: www.gomakeadifference.com, www.lakevictoria disabilitycentre.org                   .      

Leprosy in Rural Tanzania: Detection, Treatment and Overcoming the Stigma -6th March, 2017

Date: 6th March 2017 Time: 5pm to 7pm Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square WC1H 0XG Speaker:  Dr Sarah Feather The Rufiji Leprosy Trust was set up thirty years ago to support the village of Kindwitwi, in Rufiji District, about 80 miles South of Dar es Salaam, which was once a leprosy camp for people affected by leprosy but is now a thriving village concerned to promote the self-sufficiency of people living with leprosy and their families. Many cases are still being diagnosed, Continue reading →

The Arusha Declaration @50 – 24th February 2017

Date: 24th February, 2017 Location: 50 George Square Project Room, 1.06, The University of Edinburgh To mark the 50th anniversary of Tanzania’s Arusha Declaration in February 1967, the Centre of African Studies and the Global and Transnational History Research Group at the University of Edinburgh  hosted a one-day workshop on the theme ‘The Arusha Declaration @50’ on Friday 24 February 2017. The workshop brought together academics from across the UK and Tanzania providing an interdisciplinary forum for discussion on the broad theme of implications of the Continue reading →

Britain Tanzania Society Education Group Seminar – Maths focus -23rd January 2017

Date : 23 January 2017 Time : 17:00 Location : School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square WC1H 0XG. This was a very interesting evening with presentations from Polycarp from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, who run teacher training and maths camps in Tanzania and Lyra who are doing a research project on how using tablet computers running RACHEL content can help with the teaching of Maths in Tanzania.  The presentations, additional links and recordings of the seminar  can be viewed here.  BTS Continue reading →

Mapping Tanzania – 16th January 2017

Date : Monday, 16 January 2017 Time : 17:00–19:00 Location : School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom There were presentations on various mapping projects currently in progress in Tanzania. These included those to assist with rebuilding after the Bukoba earthquake, to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation, and to protect the population of Dar es Salaam from flooding.  Continue reading →