RAS News

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

Monday, 9 April 2018
Are you passionate about African film?  We are currently looking for an experienced Festival Producer to deliver this year's Film Africa festival! This is a great opportunity to join the dynamic Royal African Society team! Deadline: Monday, 9 April, 5PM.  Film Africa is London's biggest annual celebration of the best African cinema brought to you by the Royal African... more
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
AFRICA WRITES 2018 Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July Brought to you by The Royal African Society Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’ve had an amazing response to our call for contributions and are busy cooking up a treat of a programme for you. Full details of... more
Thursday, 23 November 2017
As part of international events marking Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence, President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed an audience at a public event hosted by the Royal African Society (RAS). At the V&A in London, his Excellency was introduced by Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the museum, and Zeinab Badawi, chair of the RAS. President Nana Akufo-Addo began his speech by talking about... more
Monday, 13 November 2017
Written by Nicholas Westcott
I am honoured and delighted to take up the role of Director of the Royal African Society.  For over a hundred years it has played a crucial role in promoting a better understanding of, and improved relations between, Africa and the United Kingdom.    Britain and Africa are an integral part of each other's history, and a growing part of each other's present.... more
Thursday, 28 September 2017
A message from the Chair, Zeinab Badawi After a remarkable 12 years at the helm of the Royal African Society, Richard Dowden will step down as Director on 30 September. During his time in charge, Richard has been instrumental in shaping the RAS as the country’s oldest yet most vibrant and forward looking organisation dedicated to promoting Africa and its people to wide audiences both... more