RAS News

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

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 - https://vimeo.com/76886038
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
Suzy Gillett appointed Film Africa 2013 curator
Monday, 22 July 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor
The Royal African Society is pleased to announce the newly appointed curator of Film Africa 2013, Suzy Gillet. Suzy Gillett is an accomplished programmer, curator and festival and postgraduate training producer. She is currently producer for London Film School EU MEDIA post graduate training programmes. Low Budget Film Forum 2008-2013 and Making Waves 2011-2012. Her previous curating includes:... more
Chino Odimba, appearing at Africa Writes, 6th July 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Written by Dele Meiji Fatunla
Why do you write? Because I dreamt it: The deepest truths can be found In our dreams, So can a great deal of debris Floating from the ego. Do you have any pre-writing rituals? This is the censored version. I have to be absolutely cold sober to write. No glass of wine or tipple of gin for me. Which is a shame as I have a high regard for gin.  Usually the routine involves making... more