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 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.

A lecture series organised by the RAI's Anthropology of Policy and Practice Committee.

The Henry Myers Lecturship on the Role of Religion in Society was founded by Henry Myers, a Fellow of the Institute, in 1945 "to further the study of man's mental and spiritual development". The Henry Myers Lecturer is elected every two years by the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute. In making the election, the terms of the original foundation are interpreted in an inclusive and contemporary manner.