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Welcome to the University of Manchester Persian Society!


“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse  and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness 
And Wilderness is Paradise enow."
 ~ Excerpt from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1st Edition). First translated by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859. Omar Khayyam (Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet; born 18 May 1048 and died 4 December 1131).


We aim to promote the understanding and appreciation of Persian culture. We offer this in the context of comity, as in the mutual respect and cooperation between peoples.

We provide opportunities for participation in cultural events and activities on themes such as arts, architecture, calligraphy, crafts, cuisine, family, fashion, film, folklore, food, games, history, language, literature, music, mythology, painting, philosophy of gardens, photography, poetry, recipes, storytelling, and theatre.

The Persian Society is part of the University of Manchester Students Union and operates on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis. It is not affiliated to any political party and does not support any particular religion.


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