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RAS News

The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Magnus Taylor, African Arguments Editor
Friday, 22 November 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor
African Arguments Editor, Magnus Taylor will be speaking at an event with The African Affairs Network at University of Sheffield on Tuesday 26th November, alongside Dr Jonathan Hill (Defence Studies Department, King's College London). The topic is: The Rise of Islamist Militant Groups in Africa. The African Affairs Network was set up by University of Sheffield undergraduates to provide an... more
Tedx Euston takes place on Saturday 7 December 2013 at Mermaid Conference Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB  For more information and to register, please visit
Friday, 15 November 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor
The Royal African Society is proud to be partnering with TEDxEuston  for the 4th straight year. TEDxEuston, an event that aims to reflect the ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African leaders, is licensed by TED and organised annually in London by a team of African professionals. In the same spirit as its “mother” event; TED , it invites speakers and performers... more
Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society is to deliver the 8th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture on Thursday 14th November at 6pm - in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge
Monday, 4 November 2013
Written by DMF
The 8th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture entitled "Africa: Just rewards or just resilient" will  be given by RAS Director, Richard Dowden on Thursday the 14th November  2013 at 6pm in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge.  All attendees welcome.  Alistair Berkley read Law at Robinson College from 1984 to 1986 and lost his life in the Lockerbie... more
Watch the trailer for Film Africa 2013 -
Monday, 21 October 2013
  Film Africa 2013 Trailer from Film Africa on Vimeo.  
Volunteers at Africa Writes 2013, The Royal African Society's annual literature festival
Friday, 9 August 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor