The Anglo-Albanian Association (AAA)

The Anglo-Albanian Association (AAA) evolved from a committee established in 1912 by Aubrey Herbert, the renowned diplomat, scholar and MP. His aim was to champion Albania’s right to independence. An early supporter as Secretary was Edith Durham, who won fame as a foreign correspondent, traveller, and anthropologist of the Balkans.

After the First World War, the Association monitored events in the Balkans and was an important channel through which news from Albania was conveyed to the British Government and general public. After the Second World War its prime concern was for the fate of exiles from Enver Hoxha's Albania. Since the collapse of the Communist regime in 1991, and the advent of democracy, the Association has renewed its links with Albania, and has hosted an annual reception to celebrate Albanian National Day on 28 November.

As part of a recent effort to revitalize the AAA, we are now holding regular events including guest lectures on Albanian history, culture and music, book launches and screenings of Albanian films. We also provide information to our members on a range of Albania-related events and developments.

The Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012 with a continuing series of centenary events. Members are requested to pay their annual membership subscriptions which will entitle them to free or reduced rate admittance to these events and to the Annual General Meeting.

The annual subscription is £15 for a single adult, £25 for family membership and £5 for a student.

President: Sir Noel Malcolm
Chair: Stephen Nash CMG
Committee: Patricia Swire (Secretary), Philip Logoreci (Treasurer), Arber Koci (Membership Secretary), Patricia Nugee, Neil Taylor, Patrick Wilson, Fatos Selita, Agron Loxha, Agim Morina, Michael Gunn.
Ex-Officio: Bejtullah Destani, Entela Gjika.

Contact Name: Patricia Swire and Arber Koci
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News & Announcements

Book launch: "The Rubbish-Picker's Wife - an unlikely friendship in Kosovo" by Elizabeth Gowing

  • Wednesday, 9th September 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Embassy of Kosovo, 8 John Street, London, WC1N 2ES


8 July: Sir Noel Malcolm, Agents of Empire

  • Wednesday, 8th July 2015 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Embassy of Albania, 33 St George's Drive, London, SW1V 4DG

AAA: Talk on Margaret Hasluck by David Shankland

  • Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: The Embassy of Albania, 33 St George's Drive, SW 1V 2DG

TONIGHT: Talk on Herman Bernstein by Ambassador Mal Berisha and Screening of "Besa"

  • Wednesday, 20th May 2015 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Albanian Embassy, 33 St George's Drive, London, SW1V 4DG

    You are invited to a talk about Herman Bernstein by Ambassador Mal Berisha on 20th May followed…

An Illustrated Talk: LIVING WITH LARGE CARNIVORES IN NORTHERN ALBANIA by Alexander Trajce on Tuesday 21st APRIL at 7.30 for 8pm

  • Tuesday, 21st April 2015 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: The Embassy of Albania, 33 St George's Drive, London SW1V 4DG


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