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 celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 with a series of centenary events and continues with a rich programme of 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), Adam Yamey (Editor), Alison Carter, Michael Gunn, Dr Joanna Hanson, Agron Loxha, Patricia Nugee, Neil Taylor, Rudina Suti and Patrick Wilson.
Ex-Officio: Lorenc Xhaferraj (Embassy of Albania, London), Heronia Telaku (Embassy of Kosovo, London).

Contact Name: Patricia Swire and Arber Koci
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News & Announcements

AAA: 13 December - Screening of comedy film 'Kapedani'

  • Thursday, 13th December 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
    Location: Embassy of Albania, 33 St. George's Drive, London, SW1V 4DG

    Dear AAA member,


    We have…

Scanderbeg Celebration

  • Friday, 16th November 2018 at 11am - 9pm
    Location: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

    This is a celebration of Scanderbeg arranged by the Anglo-Albanian Association together with…

AAA: 6 June - Screening of "Magic Eye" ("Syri Magjik")

  • Wednesday, 6th June 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Embassy of Albania, 33 St George's Dr, Westminster, London SW1V 4PS

Trekking in the Mountains of northern Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro

  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Embassy of Albania

    Dear Member,

    We have pleasure in announcing an illustrated talk by Richard…

Talk on the emergence of feminism in Albania during the 1920s and 30s

  • Wednesday, 7th February 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Embassy of Albania

    Dear Member,

    We have pleasure in announcing our next event, - a talk by Dr Nevila…

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