Annual BLA Scholar’s Tea PartyFriday 02 September 2016, 7.00pm
Friday evening saw the annual scholar's tea party hosted by scholarship committee member Dalia Salam Rishani. All the scholars made it though the Friday evening traffic. First prize for effort though goes to Layla Basma who coached it in from Bristol University closely followed by Mathilda Jabbour who came up from Southampton University! Rita Maroun and Joane Cremesty joined the tea party straight from lectures at UCL and SOAS respectively. James Watt, chairman of the Scholarship Committee was pleased to see all ‘his’ scholars together under one roof and the BLA’s chairman Sir David Richmond clearly enjoyed presenting the Association’s scholarship certificates to the scholars. Also there, was Lisa Zakhem, Honorary Secretary and Chairman of the Events and Fundraising Committee and Bob Bell Honorary Treasurer, without which and without whom there would be no funding for the scholars! Good to see also David Turner the IT backbone of the Association and Anthony Dawton the BLA’s administrator and ‘official photographer’ for the afternoon.