British-Uzbek Society is pleased to introduce the II part of the video dedicated to celebration of the life and work of Dr Shirin Akiner, a former Chairwoman of British-Uzbek Society and an outstanding scholar of Central Asian studies.

The video includes the speeches of the honoured quests invited to the BUS Society Annual Dinner 2019: Dr David Mitchell and Dr Harun Yilmaz.

Christian Mitchell, Shirin’s grandson delivered a reading, written by Colonel Nick Kitson DSO. The reading was dedicated to Shirin Akiner, who together with her husband David Mitchell provided an unconditional and all rounded support to Nick throughout a very difficult period of his military service in Afghanistan.

British-Uzbek Society would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Anna Skyner, who spent a lot of time and effort on filming, editing and putting this wonderful video-film together. The video includes some of the family photos of Shirin and her mother, kindly shared with us by her husband, Dr David Mitchell.