The following RAI lectures have been recorded and are available online to listen to or download. Videos of other RAI events are available on our YouTube channel here.


The Curl Lectureship is awarded biennially by the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Preference is given to a topic from the fields of biological anthropology, archaeology, material culture, ethnomusicology and linguistics; and to a person in the early stage of their career.

The RAI Blacking Lecture is named in honour of esteemed ethnomusicologist and anthropologist John Blacking (1928-1990).

RAI Presidential Addresses. The list of previous RAI Presidents can be found here.

The RAI held a series of virtual research seminars on Covid-19 in June and July 2020.