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.

This distinction was instituted in 1900 in memory of Thomas Henry Huxley and is the highest honour at the disposal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. It is awarded annually, by ballot of the Council, to a scientist, British or foreign, distinguished in any field of anthropological research in the widest sense.

The RAI runs a range of events including the RAI Research Seminars, Book Launches, Film Events and London Anthropology Day.

The British Museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre, in conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute, is pleased to present ‘Reviewer meets Reviewed’, a discussion between the author and the reveiwer of the book for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.