Books for Burma

The Society recently supported an initiative led by Dame Elish Angiolini, former Lord Advocate of Scotland and Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford, to assist the Law Faculties of Burmese Universities in setting up new law libraries.

Linked to our recently completed bookstock reduction programme and with generous assistance from Avizandum Law Bookshop, the Stair Society has donated a full set of theour volumes published to date, which will be of significance to Burmese academics and practitioners of law.

Dame Elish said: 'St Hugh's College and the University of Oxford are extremely grateful for the tremendous support from The Stair Society, which will provide a significant resource for the study of law in Burma. These books are highly relevant to the process of law reform in Burma, and we hope will be of use for years to come.'

Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi was a student at St Hugh’s when at Oxford in the 1960s. She asked Oxford University to help rehabilitate further education in Burma/Myanmar and to provide support to a number of faculties of Yangon (formerly Rangoon) University. The Law Faculty was a priority for her.

The Society is pleased to have participated in this initiative.