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Zoroastrian Summer School – SOAS
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  Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Zoroastrian Summer School – SOAS SOAS is pleased to announce that applications for the Zoroastrian Summer School are now open. The school will take place from 23rd to 27th September 2019, and will be held at the Norwegian Institute in Rome. The Norwegian Institute, Rome This year’s topic is ‘Zoroastrianism in […]

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The passing of Burjor Jal Avari MBE – 1938-2019
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05 May 2019 The passing of Burjor Jal Avari MBE – 1938-2019 WZO member and an iconic personality, Burjor Jal Avari passed away on 29th March 2019 at 5.50 pm. Burjor Avari was born in 1938 in pre-independent India to Parsi Zoroastrian parents in a small, but a historic town called Navsari in Gujarat. Burjor spent his childhood in Kenya and Zanzibar. He graduated in history from the University of Manchester and obtained […]

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The World Zoroastrian Organisation requires a Zoroastrian Priest
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Feltham TW13 Full-time, Permanent An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the resident Zoroastrian priest for the World Zoroastrian Organisation’s community centre in Feltham. WZO is seeking to recruit a full-time priest to tend to the Setayesh Gah in the Centre and engage with the members of the Zoroastrian community,with special emphasis on ouryouth. The […]

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An Invitation to the World Zoroastrian House Open Day
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  The Chairman and Committee Members of WZO cordially invite you to attend an Open Day at its new HQ, World Zoroastrian House, on Sunday 17th March 2019.  Committee members will be present to welcome members of the community. The house will be open from 2pm to welcome guests and be shown around the premises. We will hold […]

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Dr Stanley Insler, Fellow of the World Zoroastrian Organisation – Rest in Peace
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07 January 2019 Dr Stanley Insler, Fellow of the World Zoroastrian Organisation – Rest in Peace Dr Stanley Insler, 1937-2019  We at WZO were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing away of Dr Stanley Insler on the 4th January, 2019. He was Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Yale University, the Edward E. Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit […]

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Future Events
WZO Seminar On Zoroastrian Religion, History and Culture

09/06/2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm – WZO Seminar On Zoroastrian Religion, History and Culture In collaboration with The Firuz Madon Foundation and The World Zarathushtrian Trust Fund Sunday 9th June 2019   The next event organised by The World Zoroastrian Organisation is our Annual Seminar on Zoroastrian Religion, History and Culture in collaboration with The Firuz Madon Foundation on Sunday 9th June, 2019 at: Venue: World Zoroastrian […]

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Pint of Science advertising

21/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Pint of Science advertising   Virtual Ritual / Digitising Endangered Languages The Marquis Cornwallis, 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AP 21 May 2019 Doors open 7pm Event 7:30pm-9:30pm   There is a limited number of tickets available on a first come first served basis. Book tickets at £4 each here:  https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/virtual-ritual–digitising-endangered-languages   Dr Sarah […]

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The Twenty-second Dasturji Dr Sohrabji H. Kutar Memorial Lecture Thursday 30th May 2019,6 pm

30/05/2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The Twenty-second Dasturji Dr Sohrabji H.  Kutar Memorial Lecture Thursday 30th May 2019,6 pm The Department of Religions and Philosophies In association with The World Zoroastrian Organisation Presents the Twenty-second Dastur Dr Sohrab Hormasji Kutar Memorial Lecture To be given by Dr Salmoueh Gholami (University of Frankfurt) on “Endangered Zoroastrian heritage of Iran: New insights from recently discovered manuscripts” Abstract:  This […]

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An Invitation to the World Zoroastrian House Open Day

17/03/2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm –   The Chairman and Committee Members of WZO cordially invite you to attend an Open Day at its new HQ, World Zoroastrian House, on Sunday 17th March 2019.  Committee members will be present to welcome members of the community. The house will be open from 2pm to welcome guests and be shown around the premises. We will hold […]

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Shahenshahi Navroze Dinner Dance – 11th August 2018

11/08/2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm –   The Chairman and the Managing Committee invite you to come along with your family and friends, and celebrate Shahenshahi Navroze with us on Saturday 11th August 2018 at 7:00 pm. The evening is sure to delight us all with its Indian cuisine with music & dance. Please note, it is being held at the Marriott Hotel Marble Arch. 134 […]

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The World Zoroastrian Organisation – Nowruz Dinner / Dance

10/03/2018 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm – The Chairman and the Managing Committee invite you to come along with your family and friends, and celebrate Nowruz with us on Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7:00 pm. The evening is sure to delight us all.  As always there will be live entertainment and plenty of dancing opportunities! It is being held at the […]

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The WZO Summer Barbeque – Sunday 25th June, 2017

25/06/2017 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Venue: Staines and Laleham Sports and Leisure Worple Road, Staines, Middlesex TW18 1HR The site is located between Staines Town Centre and Laleham Village.   Entry: £20 per adult guest and £10.00 for 5-10 year olds   Each year, this event is a great day for the family and friends. As always, it will be […]

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WZO Seminar on Zoroastrian Religion, History & Culture – Sunday, 18th June 2017

18/06/2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Speaker 1: Mehrbod Khanizadeh Mehrbod Khanizadeh is a final year PhD candidate at SOAS. For many years, he has been interested in the history, culture and languages of Ancient Iran. Therefore, after graduation in the field of Veterinary Medicine, with an MSc in Animal Pathology, he took the University Entrance Exam for Master degree and […]

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The Twentieth Dasturji Dr Sohrabji H. Kutar Memorial Lecture – Thursday 25th May 2017

25/05/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – The Department of Religions and Philosophies In association with The World Zoroastrian Organisation Presents the Twentieth Dastur Dr Sohrab Hormasji Kutar Memorial Lecture to be given by Professor Jesse S Palsetia University of Guelph, Canada  on “Parsi Traders and Travellers: Global Zoroastrians in the Age of Empire” Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Khalili […]

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Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this year’s Nowruz Dinner/Dance on 18th March 2017

18/03/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm – The Chairman and the Managing Committee invite you to come along with your family and friends, and celebrate Nowruz with us on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 7:00 pm.   The evening is sure to delight us all.  We will have a fusion of Indian and Persian cuisine. As always there will be live entertainment and […]

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WZO's Programme for 2019 : Please click here for the dates for WZO’s programme for this year to keep in your diary. Next event: The Twenty-second Dasturji Dr Sohrabji H. Kutar Memorial Lecture Thursday 30th May 2019,6 pm
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