March 2019 Program of Events
Friday 1/03/2019 from 6:30pm till 9:00pm: “Art Exhibition: She”
Friday 8/03/2019 @7:00pm: “Talk: Designing Culture, Lifestyle & Economics”
Thursday 14/03/2019 @7:00pm: “Talk: Rewriting History: CT scanning the Pharaohs”
In collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, The Cultural Bureau in London organized on Thursday evening 24th of January 2019 a talk tackling Egyptian Folk Heritage by Professor Mostafa Gad who was the ex-Dean of the High Institute of Folk Arts – Academy of Arts – in Egypt, who is also specialized in the documentation of intangible heritage. The talk was well attended by folk heritage enthusiasts.Read more
The Cultural Bureau launched on Thursday evening 24th of January 2019 ‘The Egyptian Folk Heritage Exhibition’, Where Mrs Ahlam Abou Zeid explained to the attendees the chronological effect on folk heritage in various spots in Egypt; The Exhibition included folk vintage items from 200 years ago in addition to modern ones. The exhibition continued till Saturday 26th of January 2019.
Dr. Reem Bahgat visited the Bett Show which markets information technology in education on Wednesday 23rd of January 2019 and attended the launch of the Egyptian pavilion with the attendance of H.E Dr. Tarek Shawky – Minister of Education and H.E Tarek Adel – Egyptian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.Read more
The Cultural Bureau organized a musical night on Saturday 19th January 2019; lead by the band of the famous jazz singer Ahmed Harfoush, the evening’s theme was ‘Halim in London’ where they presented a selection of AbdelHalim Hafez’s songs;
Around 200 people tried to register to attend the evening but only 120 were allowed as per the hall’s maximum seating setup.Read more
The Cultural Bureau communicated with Professor Moataz Attallah in university of Birmingham and Faculty of Engineering in Ain Shams university, Where Professor Moataz launched an intensive training in Ain Shams university on 3D printing on Saturday 29th of December 2018.
The training session was attended by more than 40 Egyptian researchers from various universities in Egypt.
The Cultural Bureau in London participated in (Egypt Can ... With Education) Conference by nominating a number of Egyptian scientists in the United Kingdom dedicated in the Higher Education, scientific research and entrepreneurship fields.
The Conference took place on the 17th & 18th of December 2018 in Hurghada and the following participated: Professor Ahmed Elghazouli - Head of Structural Engineering in Imperial College London, Dr. Hanan Khalifa - Director of Read more
The Cultural Bureau organised on Thursday 13th of December 2018 the screening of the award-winning Egyptian film (Photocopy); the Film was discussed later on with Director Mr. Tamer Ashry, International Film Producer Mr. Anwar Al Kawadry and Film Critic Dr. Khaled Aly.
Photocopy is a charming film about an old man discovering a new-found enthusiasm for life and love in current-day Cairo the lead role was played by actor Mahmoud Hemeda and actress Sherin Reda.Read more
The Cultural Bureau organised a talk by the Historian Dr. Philip Mansel titled (Talk: From Mohammed Ali Pasha to King Farouk: The Rise and Fall of Royal Alexandria) on Tuesday 4th of December 2018;
Using photographs, drawings and film, Dr. Mansel displayed that Alexandria’s role as a royal capital provided the foundations for its prosperity as a cosmopolitan Levantine trading port, once known as ‘the Queen of the Mediterranean’, linking Egypt and Europe.
The Egyptian British Business Council in collaboration with the Egyptian Embassy in the United Kingdom, the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce and the UK International Trade arranged a three-day program from 27th till the 30th of November 2018 aiming at stimulating the mutual Egyptian and British investment.
The program was attended by Dr. Mohamed Maait, Egyptian Minister of Finance, H.E Tarek Adel, Egyptian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, representatives of the Egyptian embassy, Mr.s Engy Fahim, Egyptian Parliament member and member of the EducatiRead more
Dr. Reem Bahgat was invited to meet H.E Tarek Adel, Egyptian Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sir Geoffrey Adams, British Ambassador to Egypt on Friday 28th of November 2018. The meeting was organized by the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce; H.E Tarek Adel, The Egyptian Ambassador demonstrated the accomplishments that took place since he came few days ago including Signing a commercial agreement between Egypt and the European market, organising the Egyptian real-estate exhibition in the United Kingdom, to mention a few.
The Ambassadors have agreed to support the diversity of British investments in EgyptRead more
In collaboration with Egyptian students' parents, Students of British schools visited the Cultural Bureau on Monday 26th of November 2018; The Bureau's staff welcomed the students and explained the building's history and accompanied them to watch the (CULTURAMA), panorama presentation about Egyptian Civilization. Students and teachers were amazed by the presentation and they were very interested to visit Egypt.Read more
The Egyptian School - affiliated to the Cultural & Educational Bureau in London - celebrated on Saturday 24th of November 2018 Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif (Birth of the Prophet) ; by presenting the customary Mawlid Al Nabawy's sweets for the children in addition to arranging a religious competition and was concluded by a talk regarding the values of Prophet Muhammad to spread and live by.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended on Friday 23rd of November 2018 the celebration reception organised by City Edge Developments in the Egyptian Ambassador's premises in the United Kingdom.
A celebration following organising a real-estate exhibition throughout the period between 24th of November till 26th of November 2018; The reception was attended by the Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs, Nabila Makram, who travelled from Egypt to the United Kingdom to attend the celebration.
A delegation from combatting sexual harassment unit in Cairo University has arrived in the United Kingdom on Sunday 19th of November 2019 till Saturday 24th of November 2019. The visit was arranged by the British Council in Cairo and aimed for exchanging knowledge with corresponding bodies in various British universities in addition to attending Combatting Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Conference.
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended the delegations' meetings on Monday & Tuesday 19th & 20th of November 2018 as well as some of the conference's sessions on Tuesday.
The Cultural Bureau in London arranged a seminar on Thursday 15th of November 2018 titled: (Did the Phoenicians reach the Americas before Christopher Columbus?) by British Navy Captain Philip Beale.
On 2019, Captain Beale will sail his replica Phoenician ship ‘Phoenicia’ on a historic voyage crossing the Atlantic, an expedition never attempted before in such a vessel. If he succeeds, the case that Phoenician or Carthaginian sailors reached the Americas two thousand years before Columbus will be strengthened. Over 2008-2010, the same ship successfully circumnavigated Africa, following a route recorded by Greek historian HerodoRead more
Dr. Reem Bahgat participated on Wednesday 14th of November 2018 in the Egyptian Parliament delegation meeting with SOAS University in London with Dr. Ashley Cox, Lecturer in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and representatives of the centre's students to shed some the light on Egypt's steps to rebuild a modern identity and the challenges facing Egypt.
Dr. Ashley arranged a presentation of a Free Online Diplomatic Course that the university offers which was very appealing to the attendees.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat accompanied Engineer Mohamed El Afifi, Masters student in University College London on Tuesday 13th of November 2018 to attend the International Student's Day Celebration in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom where they honoured the student on his initiative to manufacture aid tools for children with special needs as part of a volunteer student activity in UCL.Read more
The Cultural Bureau hosted the opening of (Colours of Egypt) Exhibition on Thursday 18th of October 2018. The exhibition displayed oil paintings for 4 Egyptian artists from El Marsam Painters: Farida Darwish, Dina Fahmy, Rasha Ghaleb and Fairda El Kouni.
Dr. Reem Bahgat thanked Amr Al Ezaby for the Ministry of Tourism's support for the paintings' shipment; the opening was well attended by art lovers who praised the quality of the paintings despite the fact that the artists are relatively new to the field; The exhibition lasted in the Bureau till 7th of November 2018.
Dr. Reem Bahgat was invited on Wednesday 17th of October 2018 to visit an art exhibition titled (Steps) for Arab artists including 5 Egyptians who participated with five oil paintings; the exhibition was successful and allowed the Arab artists to showcase their talents in London.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended on Tuesday 16th of October 2018, the private exhibition opening of Islamic Antiquities in the British Museum which is supported by Albukhary Foundation; the opening was attended by the UK’s senior state officials and key antiquities' collectors from around the world.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad sent their opening speeches that were announced during the opening.
Members of the Cultural & Educational Bureau in London joined the Egyptian Defence Office & Egyptian Embassy in the United Kingdom Celebrations with 6th of October Victory on Wednesday 10th of October 2018 in one of the city's hotels.Read more
Upon the invitation of Archbishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom; Dr. Reem Bahgat attended on Tuesday 9th of October 2018 the Nayrouz Feast celebration in St Margaret's Church in Westminster Abbey.
The celebration was attended by Minister Plenipotentiary Deputy Chief of Mission Nermin Al-Zawahri, H.E Alaeddin Yousef, Egyptian Consul General to the United Kingdom along with his wife and Brigadier Hesham Sultan, Egyptian Defence Attaché to the United Kingdom in addition to representatives of the British government, Egyptians and religious figures in the United KingdomRead more
Dr. Reem Bahgat - The Cultural & Educational Counsellor in London - was invited to attend a charity event profiting the poor suffering areas in Upper Egypt on Sunday 7th of October 2018. The event was organized by St. Mary And St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church Association in the United Kingdom.
The event included an entertainment piece by Ayoub Sisters and was attended by Archbishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, representatives of the Egyptian Consulate, Consul Ahmed Abdel Meguid along with his wife and Croydon’s British mayor.Read more
On Friday 5th of October 2018, The Cultural Bureau in London organized a Talk by Mr.Mostafa Abdel-Meguid titled (Paris, Hyde Park & Beverly Hills: All in Cairo) where he explored the architectural style change of Cairo's urban fabric since Ismail Pasha's period until today. Also, He focused on his own project of study, which is the revitalisation of Darb El Labbana a neighbourhood in Al Darb Al Ahmar area, its architectural changes and how it impacted the area's community.
The talk was well attended by Egyptians & foreigners.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat - The Cultural & Educational Counsellor in London - welcomed a delegation from the University of Hull on Friday 28th of September 2018 to discuss cooperation routes; The delegation mentioned that Hull University Business School has an agreement with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport; Also, The Faculty of Arts, Culture & Education in the is looking into finalising an agreement with an Egyptian private university.
Discussions on rolling a joint program with one of Egypt's governmental universities took place in aRead more
In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, The Cultural Bureau in London organized the painting exhibition of Omaima Alseesi on Friday 21st of September 2018. The opening was attended by a good number of British, Egyptian & Arab residents interested in Art. The exhibition lasted till the 25th of September 2018 with a well number of attendees throughout the exhibition period.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat participated in the celebration of the new Hijri Year on Saturday 15th of September 2018 in the Egyptian Community's premises. A number of Egyptian Sheikhs were invited to address the prophet's migration and the learnt lessons.Read more
The Egyptian Cultural & Educational Bureau organized an exhibition displaying pictures from Nubia and a collection of home accessories designed by Mrs. Mahinaz El Messiry; the exhibition's opening was on Friday 12th of September 2018 and lasted till Tuesday 18th of September 2018.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat - The Cultural & Educational Counsellor in London- participated on the 12th of September 2018 the celebration of the Egyptian British Association of the achievements of Ambassador Dr. Mohamed Shaker who established the association as part of his activities and initiatives during his period. Members of the association have shed some light on his important role during his presidency to the Egyptian diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom.
Ambassador Dr. Mohamed Shaker passed away this year.Read more
The Faculty of Engineering in Central Lancashire University hosted Egyptian students from Future University and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport in Summer 2018 for Robot Technology Training.
The summer school has been organised as part of a joint funded project from ERASMUS European programme where the mentioned universities take part in.
Central Lancashire university invited the Egyptian Cultural & Educational Counsellor Prof. Reem BahgRead more
The Cultural & Educational Bureau in London arranged a meeting with Dr. Amr Adly, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for Universities Affairs and the Egyptian scientists in the British universities on Thursday 6th of September 2018. Dr. Amr elaborated the reason of his current visit to London and clarified the ministry’s interest in the added value of the conducted univiersities' scientific researches and encouraging the presence of technology transfer centres to connect the researchers with the industry; Also Dr. Amr mentioned that he is assigned by the Minister to analyse the required changes in the academic programs to cope with the future work fields for our graduates whether in the local or global market especially that the developed countries lack the needed work forcRead more
Prof. Reem Bahgat - The Cultural & Educational Counsellor in London - accompanied Dr. Amr Adly during their visit to the Institution of Engineering & Technology IET on Thursday 6th of September 2018; The visit's aim was to know the merits of the (InspecAnalytics) system - a system developed by the institution to gain various and specific information categorized to five levels on scientific research in different countries, list the countries according to their status in various scientific fields and the relation of these researches to the industries and the institutions supporting research.
The institution representatives mentioneRead more
The Egyptian School Administration - Affiliated to the Cultural Bureau - welcomed its students and their parents on Saturday 21st of September 2018 in the beginning of the new academic year.
Classes have been conducted and started from Nursery till preparatory levels; The Cultural & Educational Counsellor Prof. Reem Bahgat welcomed the parents and wished the students and employees of the school a fruitful and prosperous year .Read more
The Cultural Bureau organized a poetic evening for the belated poet Salah Abdel Sabour on Thursday 30th of August 2018. The evening was presented by the Journalist Yousry Hussein; A collection of his poems was read in Arabic by the poet Dr. Mohamed Gomeih and was read in its English translation by the theatre actor Moatazza Abdel Sabour (his daughter). Some of his private letters and small parts of his contributions to poetic dramas was also presented.
The event was attended by the Egyptian Consul General to the United Kingdom Ambassador Alaa El Din Youssef.Read more
Following training several students from the Faculty of Medicine of the Egyptian Armed Forces in Imperial College London Hospitals during Summer 2018, The Cultural Bureau organized a reception for the students with their supervisors, university's dean and faculty deputies.
During the reception, The Egyptian Civilization CULTURAMA 'Panorama Show' was displayed which raised their interest to visit Egypt; The evening was attended by Brigadier Hesham Sultan, Egyptian Defence Attache to the United Kingdom and Dr. Ahmed Zeyada, The Medical Counsellor in the Defence Office in the United Kingdom.Read more
Dr.Reem Bahgat, The Cultural Counsellor in London met on Friday 3rd of August 2018 Dr. Liadi Mudashiru, Regional Manager (Middle East & Africa) of International Relations in Durham University to discuss the opportunity of signing an agreement with the Bureau to decrease the Egyptian students' tuition fees and to enlighten the university with the Egyptian Government's interest to encourage and support opening international branches in Egypt; Dr. Reem has promised to pay a visit to the university for further discussions.Read more
The Culture Bureau Organized a talk about the Steps of The Holy Family in Egypt by His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, The Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London and Mr. Amr El Ezabi, the Egyptian Tourism Counsellor.
The talk was attended by more than 130 attendees with the presence of Dr. Mohamed El Tayeb, Assistant Minister of Higher Education for Technical Affairs and Dr. Mohamed Ali Saleh, Head of the Central Administration of Missions & Cultural Representation and tackled the pivotal role of Egypt in history as a place of refuge for the infant Christ and his family, and as a holy land of sacred pilgrimage.Read more
Upon the invitation of Global Partners Governance, An Egyptian Delegation from the Parliament's Educational Committee including Dr. Hany Abaza, Committee's Deputy and Dr. Mohamed El Tayeb, Assistant Minister of Higher Education for Technical Affairs and Dr. Mohamed Ali Saleh, Head of the Central Administration of Missions & Cultural Representation arrived to the United Kingdom;
During their visit, The delegation visited on the 25th of July 2018, London South Bank University and its Clarence Centre for Enterprise & Innovation; The delegation was welcomed by Professor David Phoenix, University's Vice Chancellor and Dr. Paul Ivy DepRead more
Upon the invitation of Global Partners Governance, An Egyptian Delegation from the Parliament's Educational Committee including Dr. Hany Abaza, Committee's Deputy and Dr. Mohamed El Tayeb, Assistant Minister of Higher Education for Technical Affairs and Dr. Mohamed Ali Saleh, Head of the Central Administration of Missions & Cultural Representation arrived to the United Kingdom; During their visit, the delegation was invited by Lord Jeremy Purvis to visit the House of Parliament.Read more
The Cultural Bureau organized on Thursday 12th of July 2018, a Panorama Show 'CULTURAMA' about Egyptian Civilization for some of the British Universities' guests.Read more
The Cultural Bureau hosted on Friday 6th of July 2018, a meeting between the chief editors of several official Egyptian newspapers and figures of the Egyptian community in the United Kingdom upon the invitation of the Egyptian Consulate in the UK.
The Meeting aimed to figure out the community's opinion regarding the latest events happening in Egypt and whether they have any inquiries the chief editors can answer or deliver the message to the designated officials in Egypt; One of the mentioned points was requesting to facilitate the needed procedures for scientific cooperation between Egyptian & British universities like Newton Mosharafa PrRead more
The Cultural Bureau organized a musical evening on Friday 13th of July 2018, Where Singer Ihab Shawi presented a collection of well known Egyptian & Mediterranean songs in 4 languages, to express the diversity and harmony of the culture of Egyptian & foreign residents in Egypt.
The Musical event was titled: 'When East meets West'
The Cultural Bureau in London organized a talk on Monday 9th of July 2018 by the renowned excellency Dr. Mostafa El Feki, director of Bibliothecha Alexandria, titled: 'Egypt's New Cultural Phase & The Role of Bibliotheca Alexandria'. The talk was attended by 130 attendees and the discussion was fruitful where Dr. El Feki showcased the effort done in spreading the Egyptian culture and especially the role of Bibliotheca Alexandria in this matter.
During the Evening, the poet Dr. Hassan Ismail, narrated a poem written for Dr. El Feki and presented the poem on a glassRead more
The Cultural Bureau hosted on Wednesday 4th of July 2018, double act talks: 'The Mamluks of Cairo, a legacy at risk' presented by Dr. Omneya Abdel Bar, The visiting researcher at the Victoria & Albert museum in London tackling the heritage of the Mamluks and the importance of preserving it. and 'A story of an Edtech startup' by Ahmed El Sharkasy, CEO & Co-founder of Edtech where he presented his professional journey in startup companies and the needed elements to reach success.
The evening's title was: 'Reaching Out for Egypt'.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat, The Egyptian Cultural Counsellor in London, witnessed the signing of an agreement between the European University in Egypt and University of London to cooperate in the provision of academic programs, especially by the London School of Economics (LSE). The agreement was signed on Friday 29th of June, 2018, at the residence of the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Kingdom, H.E Ambassador Nasser Kamel. The agreement was signed by Prof. Mahmoud Abdelkader - Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the European University in Egypt, and Dr. Mary Stiasny - Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of University of London Worldwide. Ambassador Nasser Kamel and Dame Nemat Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, also signed as witnesses. The cRead more
On June 22, 2018, the Cultural Bureau held a seminar to discuss a book titled "From Shaddwan to Port Tawfiq" about the Heroic Egyptian Military Soliders during 6th of October,1973 War. The seminar was given by the Egyptian writer Dr. Gamal Hassan and presented by the free thinker and writer Dr. Hazim Rifai and attended in the presence of the Egyptian Defence Attache in the United Kingdom by a number of Egyptian Culture bibliophiles.Read more
The Cultural Office invited Egyptian scholars and foreign supervisors to watch the World Cup match (Egypt vs Russia) on Tuesday 19 June 2018 in the Egyptian Cultural Bureau, after which the attendees were invited for a snack (Egyptian pastry "Futtair"). The evening was attended by Plenipotentiary Minister Nermin Al-Zawahri, Acting Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the United Kingdom and members of the Egyptian Embassy in London.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat, the Cultural Counselor, attended the Plastic Arts Exhibition of Fine Arts Master Graduates at UCL University on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. She was interested in having a look at the paintings of the Egyptian students to participate in celebrating their graduation.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat, the Cultural Counselor, welcomed the organizers of the International Film Festival "Sochi" to discuss their prposal to the Egyptian Embassy to sponsor the festival this year. The meeting was held at the Cultural Bureau in London on the 1st of June 2018.Read more
Prof. Reem Bahgat, the Cultural Counsellor, met with Prof. Kamelia Sobhi, Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector, to share the current status of the Cultural Bureau in London, activities accomplished and the Bureau's effort to encourage British universities to open affiliated branches in Egypt.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended a dinner in honor of His Excellency Ambassador Nasser Kamel and his wife at Imperial College London on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, organized by Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghazzouli, Head of Civil Engineering Department at the University.Read more
On Wednesday 9th of May 2018, The Cultural Office launched the Art xhibition (Untold Stories) of the Egyptian-British artist Nevin Fathi, which was held at the Cultural Office until Saturday May 12th 2018. The exhibition included various oil paintings of Egyptian faces expressing human experiences, body language and facial expressions. Artist Nevin Fathi studied art at the American University and then attended a number of art courses at Plymouth University; She also received an Art Diploma from the London Academy of Arts.Read more
Under the patronage of H.E Ambassador Nasser Kamel and his wife, the Cultural Office hosted "Made in Egypt" Exhibition from the 9th till 10th of May 2018, which featured Egyptian high quality products reflecting the unique local cultures characterized by each region in Egypt presented by a number of Egyptian SMEs. The exhibition was visited by inviduals fond of Egyptian products and Egyptian businessmen who were impressed by the products.Read more
The "Made in Egypt" exhibition was attended by Dr. Reem Bahgat, Cultural Counselor under the patronage of H.E the Ambassador of Egypt in the United Kingdom and his wife in collaboration with the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce. The opening ceremony took place on the 8th of May 2018 and was attended by about 500 Egyptian and British businessmen who were impressed by the displayed exquisite products.Read more
On the 4th of May 2018, Dr. Reem Bahgat participated in a workshop at the Birkbeck University entitled "Dialogue between Science and Work" organized by the Center for Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck University as part of the Center's ongoing activities to stimulate innovation in scientific research and transform research into an innovation that benefits the community and activates the country's economy. It is worth mentioning that the Center is interested in communicating with the corresponding research bodies in Egypt for the purpose of joint scientific cooperation.Read more
The London Cultural Bureau hosted "Drops of the Nile" Exhibition by the Egyptian British artist Dina Najm from Wednesday May 2nd of 2018 until Friday May 4th of 2018. The exhibition displayed more than 25 paintings, composed of small water drops that combine to form distinctive paintings reflecting life around the River Nile. The artist has been affected since her studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts by the movement of Impressionism and its leaders Monet, Edgar and Cezanne, who were characterized by unique and unfamiliar paintings. This was Dina Najm's first solo exhibition, and was very well received and appreciated by the audience.Read more
Upon the invitation of the British Parliament Group concerned about Egyptian Affairs, Dr. Reem Bahgat, London's Cultural Counselor, was invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Tarek Hajji at the British Senate, entitled "Egypt: The Road to Democracy" on Monday, 23rd of April 2018. The lecture was attended by a good number of British, Egyptians and members of the British Parliament. The dialogue was productive and concluded that Egypt was on the right track to build a strong democratic future.Read more
The Cultural Bureau in London organized the annual social meeting of the students, parents and teachers of the Egyptian School on Sunday 22nd of April 2018; A meeting expected by parents to increase the familiarity between all the attendees and to connect the children with Egyptian friendships.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat was invited Thursday evening, 19th of April 2018, to attend the opening of the Eternal Egyptian Papyrus Exhibition at UCL's Petrie Museum of Antiquities. In addition to the display of papyrus, many of the ancient Egyptian artifacts that were owned by the museum were displayed. A short theatrical performance of the ancient Egyptian workers was organized showcasing them while working in construction and worshiping God.Read more
Under the patronage of His Excellency Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom, The Exhibition's Private Preview of the Egyptian international artist Omar Al-Najdi was launched at the Cultural Bureau on Wednesday, April 18th 2018, in the presence of his son Dr. Islam Al-Najdi. Around 100 people attended the evening.
The exhibition was opened to the public on Friday, April 20th 2018. The exhibition lasted until Wednesday April 25th 2018, and was attended by about 300 visitors. All visitors praised the fine Egyptian art and enjoyed the artist's use of colors and paintings using several artistic ways. The CulturalRead more
Upon the invitation of the Mosaic Rooms, Dr. Reem Bahgat, Cultural Counsellor in London, participated in the opening of the exhibition of paintings by the late Egyptian artist Hamed Abdallah on the 12th of April 2018. The exhibition was attended by a good number of art lovers admiring what was presented by the late artist. In addition to displaying some of his paintings, the organizers displayed some of the artist's correspondance with his wife and glimpses from his family life.Read more
Among the delegation of the Egyptian Embassy in the United Kingdom and its affiliated offices, and as a representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Reem Bahgat attended the celebration of the Coptic Church in London on Easter Day, on the evening of Saturday 7th April 2018, and greeted the Coptic Egyptians in the United Kingdom on Eid.Read more
The Cultural Bureau in London organized a brainstorming meeting with the teachers of the Egyptian school of the Cultural Office on the exam's last day for the the primary stage on Thursday 5th of April 2018 in order to evaluate the past school year and suggestions from parents and teachers to improve the school's performance. The meeting was followed by a lunch party marking the end of the school year and the exams.Read more
Under the patronage of His Excellency the Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom, The Cultural Bureau in London organized and hosted the exams of our children abroad, which started on Saturday 31st of March 2018, in cooperation with the Defense Office to organize the presence of examiners inside the Cultural Bureau and parents outside the Cultural Bureau during exams.Read more
On March 27, 2018, Dr. Reem Bahgat, London's Cultural Counselor, participated in the opening of a photo exhibition on handicrafts made by residents of the Al Darb Al Ahmar area as part of the Aghakhan Foundation for Sustainable Development project for the region of Al Darb Al Ahmar. The images show the diversity of works of leather, wood and copper; The residents have been trained on conservation & restoration skills . Dr. Reem Bahgat gave a speech at the opening of the exhibition on behalf of Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom, explaining the partnership between the Egyptian government and the Aghakhan Foundation in the development of Al Darb Al Ahmar area as well as the sustainable development projects carried out by the Foundation in Aswan.Read more
The Cultural Bureau organized an evening to commemorate the national songs written by the poet Abdul Rahman Al Abnoudi and the singer Abdel Halim Hafez on Saturday 24th of March 2018. The evening was attended by the media figure Nihal Kamal, spouse of the late poet and ex director of the Egyptian Televison. The evening was also attended by Mohamed Rahim the musician. It was presented by the media figure Muhammad Musallami, for his close relationship with the family of "Al-Khal", a title of which the late poet was known. In addition to the interesting dialogue of Ms. Nihal Kamal about the joint work between Al-Khal and Abdel Halim Hafez, the audience watched a video taken in the house of the latter showing his belongings. Some parts of their national songs were also played. The ceremony was attended by H.E AlaeddiRead more
The Egyptian School organized the certificate distribution ceremony for the students from the nursery school and those of the Arabic and Religion classes on Saturday 24th of March 2018. The outstanding students in sports activities were also honored as part of the celebrations marking the end of the school year.Read more
During the period from 20 to 25 March 2018, The Cultural Bureau welcomed the delegation consisiting of Professor Dr. Majid Najm, President of Helwan University, Prof. Hossam Rifai, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels at Helwan University, and Dr. Ali Abdullah, Former Vice-President of the University. The visit aimed at establishing a specialized master degree in the management of museums through the delegation's particpation in a European project meeting.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat, the Cultural Counselor of the United Kingdom and Ireland, attended a conference on Wednesday, 14th of March 2018 in Nottingham, organized by the Higher Council of British Universities entitled "The Prosperity of British Universities in a Changing Global Environment." The conference focused on international academic relations between universities and the importance of opening up international branches of British universities in other countries. More than 400 people attended the conference and the dialogues were fruitful. Moreover, A seminar was presented on Egypt's readiness to receive branches of international universities. Dr. Reem Bahgat spoke with a number of representatives of British universities in this regard and responded to their queries.Read more
The Cultural Bureau hosted Dr. Wassim Al Sisi, where he delivered a lecture on Friday, 9 March 2018, on "The Egyptian Civilization and Personality between Hopes and Challenges". Dr. Waseem Al Sisi, a Urology Specialist, holds two FRCS degrees from England and Scotland and a fellowship from the American College of Surgeons. He has many researches in Urology and even has a prostate surgery under his name. On the other hand, Dr. Waseem Al-Sisi was concerned with his country's issues and found that to return to the civilized face of Egypt and status of being pioneers in arts & science , it is necessary to look at our ancient history. Then Dr. Wassim studied Egyptology and ancient medicine. The lecture was presented and moderated by Dr. Hala Sulait, President of the Egyptian-British Association for Education in London.Read more
Under the patronage of His Excellency Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom, the special opening of the Eternal Light exhibition was held for artworks by sculptors for several Egyptian artists on the evening of 1 March 2018. The special opening was attended by 150 guests interested in high-end works of art. This evening the temperature was below zero and all roads leading to London were closed from other cities. The cultural office hosted the exhibition for three weeks during March 2018 and visitors reached about 300 visitors. The exhibition includes works by artists Adam Hanin, Adel Al Siwi, Asmat Daustashi, Farouk Wahba, Khaled Hafez, Hani Rashed, Tharwat El Bahr, Mohamed Abla, Ahmed Morsi, Said Badr, Salah Taher, Farouq Hosni, Effat Nagy and Nizar Tanbouli. It is worth mentioning that tRead more
After four years of hard work at the Cultural Bureau, Ms. Pamela Stella resigned. The office organized a farewell party on February 26, 2018.Read more
The Cultural Bureau in London organized two musical concerts for sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub during February 2018. Both performers play Egyptian and Western tunes with new rhythms & beats. The first ceremony was attended by Major General Mahmoud Hassanein, the Egyptian Defense Attaché in the United Kingdom and a number of foreign defense attaches in addition to Minister Plenipotentiary Nermin Al-Zawahri, Egypt's Vice-Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The second concert was held for the Friends of the Cultural Bureau and on honor of Ambassador Alaeddin Yusuf, Consul General and his wife.Read more
The Cultural Office in London organized 'Clusters' exhibition of photographs of Egypt by the artist Maryam Mufti on Friday, 23rd of February 2018 in the Cultural Bureau and was organized in clusters that form different forms of Egyptian images.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat welcomed H.E Dr. Manaa' Saeed Al Otaiba, Special Advisor to His Highness the President of the United Arab Emirates on Friday, 23rd of February 2018, for attending Friday prayers at the Bureau. Dr. Reem Bahgat took H.E on a tour of the Cultural Bureau archaeological building.Read more
Upon the invitation of the University of Cambridge, Dr. Reem Bahgat attended the main lecture of Professor Khaled Fahmy, Professor of Arabic Studies in the 19th Century at Cambridge University, on Thursday, 22nd of February 2018, titled (Islam and Science in Contemporary Egypt). The lecture was attended by the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in the United Kingdom, where the degree (chair) appointed to Dr. Khaled Fahmy (Contemporary Arabic Studies) has been funded by His Excellency Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Dr. Khaled proved in documents that Islam and Egyptian Muslims in the nineteenth century did not stand against the justified anatomy, and this is contrary the French doctor Clotte Bey's opinion.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended a dialogue titled "Faith, Identity and Belonging" organized by the British-Egyptian Association on Tuesday evening, 20th of February 2018. The representatives of the three monotheistic religions presented their views and answered the audience's questions.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat attended a lecture on Monday 12th of February 2018 by Dr. Mohammed Al Shahed, Director of the Department of Contemporary Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, on "Modern Egypt: Architecture and Antiquities". Dr. Mohamed Al-Shahid presented a panorama to Egyptian architects in the modern era and the most important buildings they designed. He also presented evidence on the international level to a number of Egyptian architectural designs.Read more
Dr. Reem Bahgat, London Cultural Counselor, attended a poetry evening at the Embassy of Georgia on Friday 9th of February 2018 to present and deliver a collection of poems in English for the poet Khatuna Tsuladze presented by British actor Jay Masterson.Read more
In collaboration with the Tourism Office in London, the Cultural Bureau selected Sara and Laura Ayoub to present Egyptian music at the Egyptian Corner at the London Destination Exhibition from 1st of February 2018 till the 4th; Dr. Reem Bahgat visited the exhibition on Friday, 2nd of February 2018.Read more
Due to the large number of books in the Library of the Cultural Bureau, including ancient books that require special care for preservation; the Cultural Bureau recorded and filtered all the library books by genres and purchased additional shelves to accommodate books of historical and scientific importance.Read more
The Cultural Bureau in London organized an artistic evening on Saturday 27th of January 2018, presenting the Egyptian children of the Egyptian Coptic Society in the United Kingdom. The program included a short play in English emphasizing the value of peaceful coexistence with all community children and spreading hope and optimism, followed by a performance of national songs in English and Arabic.Read more
On 25th of January 2018, the Minister Dr. Khaled AbdelGhaffar met with the Egyptian scientists at the British universities who volunteered to prepare a preliminary proposal to measure the level of scientific research in Egypt by international standards as applied in the United Kingdom using the REF system. It is worth mentioning that the main objective of such standards is to encourage more scientific research that contributes to raising the economic and living standards in the country. Professor Ashraf Labib, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Portsmouth, Professor Ahmed Al-Ghazzuli, Professor of Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, and Dr Ashraf Ayoub, Professor of Dentistry at the University of Glasgow, presented the proposal. The Minister welcomed the proposal and the plan to reach a suiRead more
Upon the request of the University of Portsmouth, Minister Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar met on Thursday 25th of January 2018 at the London Cultural Bureau with the President and Vice-President of the University to tackle the opportunity of opening a branch in Egypt. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Salehin and Dr. Reem Bahgat. The University of Portsmouth has made it clear that the University focuses on Applied Science and that Space Science and Geoscience comes second after Oxford University. It is also famous for cybercrime, financial insurance, criminology, biophysics, law and business administration. It has a good college of nursing but does not offer medical studies. The representatives of the university elaborated their desire for a long-term relationship and commitment with Egypt in the fieldRead more
The Higher Council of British Universities organized a meeting with H.E Prof. Khalid Abdul Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education, with the heads of British universities who expressed interest in further scientific cooperation with Egypt. The meeting was held on Thursday 25th of January 2018. It was attended by Prof. Mohamed Salehin, Prof. Reem Bahgat, Ms. Claire Durkin, Head of Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy, UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ms. Vivian Stern, Director of the Supreme Council of International Universities, Minister of Foreign Trade, Mr. Jeff Streiter, Director of the British Council in Egypt, and Ms. Sahar Khamis, Director of Education at the British Council, Egypt. Presidents / vice presidents of the following universities were also present: HuddersRead more
Organized by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, H.E Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghafar visited the Francis Creek Biomedical Research Foundation on Thursday,25th of January 2018, with Dr. Mohammed Salehin and Prof. Reem Bahgat. The delegation was received by Sir Paul Neris, Executive Director of the Foundation and Nobel laureate, who gave a presentation on the institution, which was founded in 2016 with governmental funding and in partnership with the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research Foundation, Wellcome Trust, UCL University, Imperial College London and Kings College London. The Foundation has 3 Nobel Prize-winning researchers and 90 researchers of global scientific status and a total of 1050 researchers. The Foundation is keen to link its research with the industry, especially the pharmaceuticalRead more
The Minister met with Claire Durkin, Head of Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy at the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on January 25, 2018, in order to stop the current trend of the UK to support further scientific cooperation with Egypt. In Egypt and follow up progress in activating the scientific part of the agreement signed between the two countries
H.E The Minister Dr. Khaled AbdulGhaffar visited the Alan Turing Research Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence;The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom. The meeting was held oRead more
H.E Dr. Khaled AbdulGhaffar the Minister of Higher Education met with Claire Durkin, Head of Global Science, Innovation and Knowledge Economy at the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 25th of January 2018, regarding UK's interest to support further scientific cooperation with Egypt especially within the framework of Newton Mosharafa Program and encouraging UK universities to open branches in Egypt and following up on the progress in activating the scientific part of the agreement signed between the two countries.Read more
Upon the invitation of the British University of Liverpool, H.E Dr. Khalid Abdul Ghafar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Prof. Dr. Johansen Eid, Chairman of the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, and Dr. Mohamed Salehin, Advisor to the Minister for Strategic Planning and International Cooperation, Dr. Reem Bahgat, Cultural Counselor and Head of the UK Educational Mission, visited the University of Liverpool on 24th of January 2018. The delegation was received by Professor Dame Janet Bear, President of the University, and the House of Representatives. His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdul Ghaffar expressed the keenness of His Excellency the President that Egypt will once again be the beacon of higher education in the Arab and African region and stressed the importance of the geogRead more
Dr. Khalid Al-Ghaffar, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Salehin and Dr. Reem Bahgat met with Mr. Dot Daimon, Director of International Projects at the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education on 23rd of January 2018. It was agreed that the Foundation would submit a one-year proposal to train Egyptian trainers from the experienced faculty members. The training should include a design for the appropriate expected training of university leaders under the supervision of the British institution, as well as following up of the Egyptian trainers while conducting the first training for young university leaders by the institution.Read more
His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al-Ghaffar met with Sam Jameh, Minister of British Universities and Science, to sign the bilateral agreement between the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and the British Ministry of Higher Education, which sets a framework for establishing and activating branches of British universities in Egypt. It should be noted that this bilateral agreement is the first of its kind, which sets a framework for opening of branches of international universities in Egypt. The agreement included several terms that prevented the opening of British universities to branches in Egypt such as the scientific and financial framework of these branches, their relationship with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and its relationship with investors, their role in scientific research, and other&Read more
H.E Dr. Khalid Al-Ghaffar, Prof. Dr. Johansen Eid, Prof. Dr. Mohammed Salehin and Prof. Reem Bahgat attended the World Education Forum, which was held on 22-23 January 2018. The Forum is organized annually by the British Government and is always keen to invite the Ministers of Education and Higher Education from all countries and the delegation accompanying them.Read more
On Sunday evening, 21st of January 21 2018, the Cultural Bureau in London hosted the meeting of Her Excellency Nabila Makram, Minister of State for Migration and Egyptians' Affairs Abroad, with an elite of Egyptians residing in the United Kingdom. The meeting was organized by His Excellency Ambassador Alaa Yousef, Consul General of Egypt in the United Kingdom. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Kingdom, and Dr. Reem Bahgat, Cultural Counselor. During the meeting, Her Excellency honored Dr. Yasser El Sherbini, Dr. Mohamed Emam and PhD student Mena Bakhit at Oxford University.Read more
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