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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

11 May Annual General Meeting and President's lecture
Wednesday 11th May 2016

The Annual General Meeting will begin at 4.45 p.m. followed by the 5 p.m. President's lecture, 'The making of the southern English landscape: a prehistorian's view'.

Booking Deadline for Summer Meeting (3-10 July): Wiltshire Revisited
Friday 20th May 2016

The booking deadline for the Summer Meeting to Wiltshire is the 20 May. The full details and booking form can be downloaded from the meetings programme page.

Booking for Autumn Meeting (1 October); Knole House and Park
Monday 5th September 2016

Bookings are being taken for the Autumn visit to Knole House and Park, 1st October. The booking deadline is the 5 September. Download the full details and booking form or see our meetings programme page.

Booking for 2016 RAI Conference (21 - 23 October): The Neolithic of Northern England
Saturday 1st October 2016

Bookings are being taken for the Institute's 2016 Conference, The Neolithic of Northern England, based at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.

For the full programme and booking form, please click here. Bursaries are available to students at UK universities, contact the administrator for details. The booking deadline is 1 October.

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