Students take part in the Royal Society of Asian Affairs, ‘Asia Day’

A large group of Lower Sixth students took part in the Royal Society of Asian Affairs, ‘Asia Day’ presentation at SOAS today where they were absorbed by lectures ranging from motorbiking in Iran by a lone female travel writer, the economic challenges facing Mongolia to misconceptions surrounding the rise of Sharia Law in Indonesia.  We are the only Sixth Form chosen to attend this event in the area due to the outward looking and globally aware nature of our student population. The students engaged fully in all the lectures, asked some thought provoking questions and left with a far greater understanding of the political, economic and cultural diversity of Asia along with the challenges the region faces in the Twenty First Century.  Hopefully those who attended will consider either travelling to, or studying in, Asia, or to include some form of international related studies in their choice of degree.