What the Guardian said
Zimbabwe’s first feature film is the first to have a slot on Netflix. Its a comedy written and directed by Thomas Brickhill. Perfectly cast the youthful team bring laughter to the screen from a Nation that is currently under a lot of stress. If you don’t have a subscription to Netflix this is a good reason for getting one alongside an increasing range of award winning films from Africa.
The current offerings on Netflix include Queen Sono– a six part first dynamic action series from South Africa and the Atlantics – an award winning film when in Cannes of exceptional cinematic quality, from Senegal. Not forgetting hidden gems such as the African Doctor. If you are still forced to watch movies on a creaking TV, lock-down might be a good opportunity to upgrade to a smart tv and start streaming away from the computer. The BZS will be back. Please watch for the latest BZS Reviews.
The BZS regrets that the 2020 research day has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The complexities of arranging visas and flights during quarantine proved simply beyond the resources of the Society.
The dates for the 2021 research day have yet to be announced but will almost certainly be at St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the African Studies Centre. The theme for the coming main event is “Migration – People, Ideas and the Arts in Motion”
The BZS Review is published four times a year linking Zimbabwe and the UK. Only members receive an “in time” print edition. You can however get a free electronic edition here usually some weeks after the print edition is available.
Please download the latest edition of the research day programme 2019 and book tickets below
If you are a member you should have received the latest BZS Review newsletter with its many book reviews, over view of Cyclone Idai and other Zim news. Don’t forget members can also be part of our BZS Whats App discussion group. Contact Rori for details.
Saturday 15 June 2019 9.00 am. to 5.30p.m. (doors open from 8.30a.m.
Venue: St Antony’s College, Nisan Theatre, Oxford U
In partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre
The theme this year is Creativity and Innovation
Detailed programme and booking details to follow. For programme and presentation
Further information on registration and the day´s practical arrangements, contact Margaret Ling mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Britain Zimbabwe Society´s Research Day this year will explore the findings of researchers and practitioners in the achievements, challenges and futures of Zimbabwean innovation and creativity. Arts and culture, science and technology have demonstrated extraordinary resilience through times of turbulence and the most difficult economic and political circumstances in the 20th and 21st century. Key questions arise about identity, national and social recognition, finance and livelihoods, education and development, and the role of research.
RD2019 will interrogate and critically reflect on these issues. It is a forum to which all are welcome, and where presenters share original research, fresh thinking and new perspectives with an engaged and supportive audience. There will be four panels, two on art and culture, two on science and technology, with plenty of time for audience questions and discussion. Here is the latest programme:
Bookings for RD19 are open on Eventbrite for payment by credit or debit card at
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For programme and presentation enquiries, contact Dr Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo firstname.lastname@example.org
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We look forward to welcoming you to Research Day 2019.
The Britain Zimbabwe Society is delighted to announce that this year’s BZS Young Researcher Prize has been awarded to Roselyn Masamha.
Roselyn is a Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing at the University of Hull and a Doctor of Clinical Education student at the University of Leeds. Roselyn’s research is at the interface of science and society; it investigates the politics of knowledge production in relation to an African identity within nurse education. The judges were impressed by the originality of Roselyn’s research and its potential applicability.
The prize, offered in partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre, will be presented at the BZS Research Day on Saturday 15 June at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Roselyn will also be co-presenting a paper, “Different, Resilient and Relevant: a conversation about time and space for
the Zimbabwean diaspora”, at Research Day.
Register to secure your place at the research day here and check out the programme on this page
ECOCASH CEO TO SPEAK AT BZS Research Day 2019
The Britain Zimbabwe Society is delighted to announce that the keynote speaker at its 2019 Research Day will be Natalie Jabangwe, one of the country’s most innovative business leaders. Nationally and globally renowned, Natalie Jabangwe is the CEO of Ecocash Zimbabwe, an
Check out the research day programme
Register for the Research Day to hear Natalie speak on creativity and innovation in Zimbabwe:
Saturday 27 October 2018 2.00p.m. to 4.30p.m.
All members and perspective members are invited to join us for this year’s AGM followed by a round table discussion on Zimbabwe. The AGM opens for registration at 1.30p.m. and includes also the election of new officers for the Society.
3.15p.m. “What now for Zimbabwe” A post- election opinion .Speakers to be confirmed.
The NEW Venue for this year is three minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station and is next door to no.100 Bishopsgate:
St Ethelburga’s Church(Meeting Rooms),78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
What Now for Zimbabwe
The next 2017 BZS Research day is on Saturday 17 June 2017 8.30a.m. to 5.30p.m. St Anthony’s College Oxford. It is run in partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre. The subject “Staying Alive in Zimbabwe-Food,Land and Livelihoods. BZS_RD17_first announcement_updated 22Oct16