What’s On

What’s On at the AIIT

We hold regular public lectures at 5pm on Friday evenings during University term in addition to special events, conferences, workshops and occasional exhibitions. We also have an active Friends group. As part of the ‘family’, Friends are invited to special events, our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.

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Future events:

AIIT: Easter Term 2018 Lecture Programme

Deepak Paramashivan playing the sarangi

Lectures begin at 5:30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome

  • 27 April, 5:30–6:45: Deepak Paramashivan, University of Alberta, with Satvinder Sehmbey on tabla. Soulful Sarangi: an Indian classical music concert
  • 18 May: Special event for Friends of the Trust
    Rachel Rowe, Cambridge University Library. Archival adventures with ephemera: treasures from the Queen Mary Indian Collection.

    Queen Mary en route to Bombay for the Coronation Durbur and Royal Tour of 1911-12

    This is a special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required): email info@indiran.org or call 01223 356841





  • 25 May: Joe Cribb, former Keeper of Coins and Medals, British Museum. Constructing Kushan chronology: Bactria and Gandhara 1st–4th century AD
    To accompany the launch of Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan by Nicholas Sims-Williams and Francois de Blois (VÖAW)





  • 8 June: Deborah Freeman Fahid, independent scholar & former Assistant Curator of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
    The Àger rock crystal chessmen: some early medieval imports from the Iranian world?
    To accompany the launch of Chess and Other Games Pieces from Islamic Lands by Deborah Freeman (Thames & Hudson)





Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are held at:

Ancient India & Iran Trust
23 Brooklands Avenue
Cambridge CB2 8BG

If you wish to attend the Friends’ event on 18 May, or would like to become a Friend, please download our application form or contact the Administrator on info@indiran.org, tel. 01223 356841