AIIT: Michaelmas Term 2017 Lecture Programme

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Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome 20 October: Julius Lipner (University of Cambridge), this lecture forms part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas: Hinduism and the elusiveness of Truth: the quest for integrity. This talk is now FULLY BOOKED on the Festival of Ideas website 23 October: Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge), part of the Festival of Ideas: Climate change and collapse: a (not so) simple story of the relationship between climate and the decline of South Asia’s Indus Civilisation Please note this talk is held in …

August Bank Holiday

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*****A reminder that the Ancient India and Iran Trust and library will be closed next Monday 28th August for the Bank Holiday.  Open again as usual on Tuesday 29th August at 9am*****

Bridget Allchin 1927-2017

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We are sorry to announce that our founding Trustee Dr. Bridget Allchin passed away on 27th June at Broadland View Care Home in Norwich peacefully after a short illness aged 90. The funeral will be at the West Chapel in Cambridge Crematorium at 1.30 pm on Thursday 20th July 2017 followed by a reception at Wolfson College, Cambridge at 3 pm. Her family have asked that no flowers should be sent, but donations for Alzheimer’s Research can be made c/o Gordon Barber Funeral Director, 2 St Williams Way, Norwich NR7 …

The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings

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‘The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings’ A Symposium to be held 13th and 14th October 2017 at Cambridge The Ancient India & Iran Trust, in association with the Centre of South Asian Studies (University of Cambridge), is holding a symposium in Cambridge on the history of Lahore and the preservation of its historic monuments, 13-14 October 2017. The presentations will cover a wide range of subjects, from the earliest history of Lahore and the walled city, via the glory of Mughal architecture, to the colonial …

AIIT Library – Basement Refurbishment, Summer 2017

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The AIIT library’s latest refurbishment project is the conversion of one of its basement rooms to provide further storage for collections. What is currently the boiler/laundry room will be the third basement room to be converted to allow space for new rolling stacks to be fitted.     The installation in 2015 of 30 bays for storage in a previously converted basement room provided an additional 180 linear metres of book space.  After the conversion of our boiler room (which will include a much needed upgrade to a more efficient system), …