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.

Find out more about what Royal Archaeological Institute membership offers and what options are available.
View our comprehensive lecture program, covering a variety of topics between October and May every year.
The Royal Archaeological Institute has research funds available each year - discover more about funds and eligibility criteria.
Learn more about our publications, including the Archaeological Journal, our newsletter and the summer meeting reports.

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Forthcoming events

2017 Spring and Summer Meetings
Tuesday 9th May 2017

The programmes/booking forms for this year's Spring Meeting to Whitby and Summer Meeting to Cork are available below as well as our meetings page.

2017 Spring Meeting programme/booking form (Whitby)
2017 Summer Meeting programme/booking form (Cork)

10 May: Annual General Meeting and President's lecture
Wednesday 10th May 2017

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 4.30 pm followed by a lecture on 'A brief history of RAI Presidents' by the President, Professor Timothy Champion. Tea will be served from 4 pm.

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