Chairman’s Report

Chairman’s Report

Chairman’s Report

BUS Developments and Activities June 2017 to June 2018…

Foreign War Graves in Uzbekistan

Foreign War Graves in Uzbekistan

Foreign War Graves in Uzbekistan

One of the gauges of the humanity of a society is the way in which it treats the cemeteries and memorials of the foreign combatants who perished on their territory…

Suzanis – Gems of Uzbek Decorative Art

Suzanis – Gems of Uzbek Decorative Art

Suzanis – Gems of Uzbek Decorative Art

Suzani are handwoven silk embroideries originating from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, specifically a region formerly known as the Emirates of Bukhara and Kokand before they became Soviet Republics…

Summer Garden Party 2018

Summer Garden Party 2018

Summer Garden Party 2018

Some 100 people attended a marvellously organised and vibrant Summer Garden Party at the Embassy of Uzbekistan on 28 June 2018…

Past Events

Annual General Meeting on 17 October 2018

Annual General Meeting on 17 October 2018

The British Uzbek Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 17 October 2018, at 6.00-9.00 pm…

Summer Party – 28 June 2018

Summer Party – 28 June 2018

Fashion show presented by leading young Uzbek designers, photographic exhibition, uzbek music and dance and a feast of Uzbek delicacies, including the famous plov…

Meet Uzbekistan’s Dynamic Millennials! Watch the Video! Come to the Talk on 23 May 2018!

Meet Uzbekistan’s Dynamic Millennials! Watch the Video! Come to the Talk on 23 May 2018!

Upcoming event is an exciting illustrated talk on Wednesday, 23 May: ‘Uzbek Youth Culture – Discover the Dynamic, Creative Millennials!’ The speaker is, Temur Yusupov, a recent graduate from the Westminster…

25 April 2018:  Women’s Organisations in Uzbekistan, Kathleen Rees

25 April 2018: Women’s Organisations in Uzbekistan, Kathleen Rees

Kathleen Rees, until her recent retirement, was a driving force in the “The Haven, Wolverhampton”. This, the largest refuge of its type in the UK, is a charitable…

22 March 2018: Nauruz Celebration

22 March 2018: Nauruz Celebration

BUS Nauruz Celebration The Embassy of Uzbekistan, will host a Nauruz party on Thursday 22 March. BUS members are very welcome, but space is limited so prior registration is essential…

21 February 2018:  Kurash: Ancient Uzbek Martial Art, Modern Global Sport

21 February 2018: Kurash: Ancient Uzbek Martial Art, Modern Global Sport

Paul Sawyer is General Secretary of the British Kurash Association. Kurash is an millennia-old style of upright jacket grappling. It is found in many parts of Asia, but is…

BUS membership is open to all

Our current members include individual professionals in various fields, students and “interested members of the public”. We also offer academic and non-profit institutions membership to cultural and educational institutions and corporate membership to companies and corporations with business interests in the region. So join us and let us together…

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Higher Education in Uzbekistan

Higher Education in Uzbekistan

Education in Uzbekistan has a long history. During the medieval Islamic period important madrassas (Islamic colleges) where established in this area. These institutions continued to enjoy a reputation for excellence until the early modern period. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, under Tsarist rule, a number of Russian, and mixed ‘Russo-Native’ schools and colleges…