THSC Upcoming Events

Here are our upcoming events.

Trinity Term 2018

Friday 4 May, 4:00-5:00pm, Florey Room, Prof. Vesna Wallace (University of California, Santa Barbara) will give a talk on "The Kalacakratantra's Eschatology and related 'pho ba practices in Mongolia"

This lecture will discuss Mongolian rhetorical strategies of promoting the legends of Śambhala and eschatological war that proliferated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and ’pho ba ritual practices that were developed on the eve of the Communist revolution and shortly after in the face of the immanent peril of Buddhism in Mongolia.

Friday 4 May, 5:30-7:00pm, Buttery, Dr Theresia Hofer's book Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform has recently been published. Please join us for the book launch. All are welcome! 

Tuesday 15 May, 5:30-7:00pm, Florey Room, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Mathes (University of Vienna) will give a talk entitled "Mountain Cult and Religious Geography in Dolpo (Nepal): A Guide to Crystal Mountain Dragon Roar"

'Crystal Mountain Dragon Roar' is a mountain in Dolpo, Nepal, that is sacred to the Buddhists and Bonpos alike. This talk will discuss how the cult and religious geography of Crystal Mountain developed and present a documentation of the big Shey Festivals at the foot of Crystal Mountain in the years 2000 and 2012.

Monday 18 June: Conference on Military Culture in Tibet during the Ganden Phobrang Period (1642-1959): The Interaction between Tibetan and Other Traditions. Conveners: Dr George FitzHerbert and Dr Alice Travers (CNRS, CRCAO).

Michaelmas Term 2018

15 November, 6pm: Aris Lecture in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library) will speak about Magic, Healing, and Ethics in Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome!

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Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Sep Sep
The Magnificent Seven (plus): A study of early Islamic rock crystal wine jugs
Tuesday 25 September - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Concert and Plays
29 - 29
Sep Sep
Saturday 29 September - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Barefoot Opera, well known for its strong production values, ensemble work, and fresh interpretation, brings its unique style to the opera everyone knows and loves: 'Carmen' by Bizet. Our brilliant young soloists include young talents from the Guildhall School of Music and the Welsh Opera Academy. At the start of their careers, they will be accompanied by Barefoot Opera’s signature ensemble of free-base accordion double-bass, clarinet, and keyboard.

Art exhibition
30 - 30
Sep Sep
Steve Empson: Exhibition Private View
Sunday 30 September - 12:00pm

PRIVATE VIEW - Sunday 30 September from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Steve Empson observes two coastal communities, in Kent and Co Durham, he considers to be similar in many aspects. Both places are out on a limb, and he sees them as being quirky and attractively at the edge of society. In paintings and drawings of mixed media, he attempts to get across his feeling for these places.