Welcome to the Royal Archaeological Institute
The Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) is a leading national archaeology society, with a history dating back to 1844. Its interests span all aspects of the archaeological, architectural and landscape history of the British Isles.
Through our annual publication of the Archaeological Journal and our programme of monthly lectures, we have a strong tradition of presenting archaeological research. We also give grants to enable research projects, host conferences and run specialist tours for our members to archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes.
Please note that the log-in at the top of this page is for subscribing libraries and Ordinary members, in order for them to access recent online editions of our journal and view online lectures. Please e-mail the Administrator, if you require a username and password for this service.
Jane Rutherfoord, conservator, will be speaking about the restoration work carried out over the past five years on the medieval wall paintings at St. Cadoc's, Llancarfan. The lecture begins at 5 pm. Non members are welcome but please notify the administrator in advance if you would like to come along.
The annual two day conference and Europa Lecture of The Prehistoric Society will celebrate the achievements of renowned prehistorian, Professor Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University). The event will be held from 30 - 31 May 2014 at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University. Click here for the full programme and booking form.
PLACES ARE LIMITED. HURRY UP AND BOOK YOUR PLACES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
1) 8 March - visit to the Museum of London, together with three lectures and discussion opportunities, focusing on the two major hoards found in Cheapside.
2) 16-18 May - weekend trip to view post-Reformation mausolea in Suffolk and based at Bury St Edmunds, led by the historian Dr Julian Litten.
3) 5-12 July - week exploring the towns and sites of the historic Tweed Valley and based at Barony Castle Hotel (near Peebles), led by Hedley Swain.
Please see the meetings page for full details and booking forms.
The Ledgerstone Survey of England and Wales (LSEW) has organised a study day to be held on Saturday, 6th September at Little St Mary’s, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1QG. The fee is £40 including refreshments, lunch, Ledgerstone Recording Manual and Recording Sheet. Click HERE for the programme and registration details.
Our next lecture, by Dr Louise Loe, will be about an exceptional discovery, a mass burial of decapitated skeletons. Found during excavations on the Weymouth Relief Road in Dorset by Oxford Archaeology in 2009, the post-excavation work on the skeletons has provided intriguing results linking them to Viking activity described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
The lecture starts at 5pm. Everyone is welcome - if you are not a member but would like to attend, please contact the Administrator in advance.