SOLD OUT: Prospect Burma Gala Dinner on November 3rd with Chris Gunness, former BBC correspondent
Please join us for a very special evening. We are grateful to Allen & Overy who have donated use of the rooftop entertaining space at their London HQ for the event. The evening will begin with drinks, followed by a three-course meal with wine. Former BBC correspondent, Chris Gunness, will be our after-dinner speaker. His reporting of the 1988 uprising made a Chris a household name in Burma. He was blacklisted by the government there until 2013 when he returned to visit Burma after twenty-five years.
At our gala dinner, we will launch an appeal to raise funds for the expansion of our highly regarded scholarship programme. Through this, Prospect Burma awards grants to young Burmese nationals from disadvantaged backgrounds. By gaining access to higher education at overseas universities, these young people are able to gain the skills, knowledge and experience Burma so desperately needs to develop and become a more peaceful, prosperous and just society. A number of Prospect Burma alumni will be present to explain in person the impact that receiving a Prospect Burma scholarship has had on their life, and what it has enabled them to achieve and contribute to the development of their country.
Date: Tuesday 3rd November
Time: 6.30pm for drinks, followed by dinner at 7.30pm
Location: Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD
Cost: £110 per ticket
Dress code: Black tie or Burmese national dress
Contact: Niccy Lynch,
All proceeds from the gala will go towards funding the Prospect Burma Scholarship Programme