The Meridian Society promotes Chinese culture with the aim of fostering better understanding between people of Chinese origin and those from other ethnic backgrounds, both in the UK and worldwide.


Events and Activities

We run a lively and diverse programme of events and activities to appeal to audiences of all ages, tastes and backgrounds, including people of Chinese origin who wish to learn more about their own cultural heritage, as well as members of the general public wishing to gain a deeper insight into China’s ancient civilisation and contemporary society. Regular activities include:

  • talks on various aspects of Chinese culture
  • educational programmes and arts workshops
  • film screenings, exhibitions and cultural performances
  • heritage projects
  • dinner-debates
  • social get-togethers at Chinese New Year and other Chinese festivals
  • public displays and outdoor spectacles
  • exclusive online content

Next Event

Out-of-hours Guided Tour of British Library’s ‘Chinese and British’ Exhibition

22nd of March 2023
British Library (meet at the main foyer entrance)

Free admission

The exhibition ‘Chinese and British’ at the British Library explores the long history British
Chinese communities and culture through photographs, manuscripts and interviews with those who have lived through it. The exhibition curators have kindly offered The Meridian Society members an exclusiveguided out-of-hours tour of the exhibition.
The places are limited, and therefore please make your booking as soon as possible.

Please email to book a place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.


A new addition to our website, Spotlight features interviews with
individuals talking about their life, work and experiences. If you would like to contribute to this page, please contact us.

For our first Spotlight we feature an online art exhibition of photographs by Yujie Gao who recently completed an online  Master of Arts at The University of the Arts, London.
CLICK HERE to see more of her works and to read an interview conducted by George Harvey.