Welcome to The RAI

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a scholarly association
dedicated to anthropology in all its many fields and applications.


  • Print and online access to RAI journals
  • Free or reduced-rate admission to RAI events
  • Access to the Anthropology Library and online resources
  • Free access to the RAI archives by appointment

The RAI is proud to present our new online courses in anthroplogy provided by academics at the top of their field. Topics covered include forensic, cultural and social anthropology.


The RAI runs a range of anthropology events including major conferences, anthropology seminars, book launches, film events and taster days for students.


RAI Film curates a biennial film festival, runs a film sales service and maintains a film archive.


Upcoming Events

March 27 2025 - March 30 2025

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