We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. The majority of our events are open to the general public. Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and events run in partnership with other organisations. We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and Film Africa, our annual celebration of African cinema. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment    Wednesday, 20th November, 2019, 09:00 - 19:00 Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE   Organised by the Royal African Society and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with support from the Wellcome Trust, this landmark conference aims to... more
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    Art, Africa and Social Change Thursday 28th November, 2019, 18:30 - 20:15 Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL   Acclaimed British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA), delivers the Royal African Society's 2019 Annual Lecture reflecting on art as a means for social change. Shonibare's multi-disciplinary practice explores... more