Welcome to the UK Belize Association

The United Kingdom Belize Association (UKBA) aims to act as a focus for people in the British Isles who are working or interested in Belize. In conjunction with the Belize High Commission, this is principally channelled through annual meetings, where the results of research activities and visits or projects covering a wide range of topics and interests are presented. These informal meetings have traditionally been held in either London or Edinburgh but can be organised at any appropriate location.

A further objective is to stimulate and encourage activities that benefit Belize and help to raise its profile within the UK and internationally.


Annual Meeting 2016, University of Edinburgh - celebrating 50 years of expeditions to Belize

23rd Annual Meeting Friday 30th October 2020 (Online)

Video Clips

(1) Keynote lecture, by Mike Jay "Colonel Despard, the first Superintendent of British Honduras" from his biography of Despard, consulted by the BBC in the latest TV series of Poldark

Video Clip Mike Jay Keynote on Colonel Despard

(2) Panel Discussion: "The Economy of Belize: present challenges and ways forward". with expert panelists including Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Emeritus Professor of Economics, London University), Will Grant, (the BBC's central American Correspondent), Ydahlia Metzgen (Belize Bank) and Valerie Woods (former Director of Belize Tourism Board).  Chaired by Dr David Howard, Oxford University.

Video Clip Panel Discussion on the Economy of Belize

(3) A celebration of the life of Professor Peter Furley, founder of our Association, who sadly died on 31 January this year. Led by our President Dr Neil Stuart, with your spoken contributions invited on the day.  Please contribute your written memories, photos etc, in advance of the meeting by using this link.

Video Clip Remembering Peter Furley