Welcome to the web site of the Anglo Jordanian Society.
On the initiative of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal the Anglo Jordanian Society was formed in 1981 and today has well over 400 members - made up British people who have come to know and love Jordan and Jordanians living and working in the UK. The AJS is a UK-registered Charity that aims to advance understanding and friendship between the United Kingdom and Jordan to relieve need, hardship and distress in Jordan and, in exceptional circumstances in association with Jordanian charitable societies, in the countries of the wider Levant. It has contributed over £120,000 to such charities in recent years and in 2010 alone has raised an additional £60,000.
The AJS organises functions throughout the year to raise funds for charities. Every two years it holds a dinner that is normally attended by the patrons of the AJS, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, HRH Princess Sarvath and HRH the Duke of Kent. The recent and planned events include a musical tour of Westminster Abbey, a tour of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, an event in the Locarno Room of the FCO and lectures on Jordanian archaeology, history and culture. The AJS welcomes ideas from members for events. The AJS has a section for young people which organises events of special interest to younger age. The AJS keeps in touch with its sister organisation in Jordan. The Jordanian ambassador is the honorary president of the society and hosts receptions for members.