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.

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SUMMER BREAK and UPDATE on The Archaeological Journal Volume 177 (2020)
Friday 1st October 2021

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break. We hope that it will be possible to see everyone in-person for the 2021 - 2022 lecture series. The first lecture will be on 13th October. The website will be updated with the new lecture programme later in the summer.

Our publisher, Taylor & Francis, has informed us that Volume 177 had to be reprinted and was dispatched in June 2021. If members have not received a copy, please inform admin [at] royalarchinst.org.

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