We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. Our events are mostly free and open to the general public.

Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and business breakfasts for corporate members as well as events run in partnership with other organisations.

We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s first literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and  Film Africa, our annual celebration of  African Cinema. 

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 6:30-8:00PM Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE Speaker: Hakainde Hichilema, President of the United Party for National Development (UPND) Chaired by: Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society   On the 20th January 2015, Zambia emerged from its closest elections in its 25 years of multi-party democracy.... more
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 14 April 2015, 18:30-20:30 Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS Speakers: Jonny Steinberg, author & Associate Professor in African Criminology, Oxford University; Nadifa Mohamed, novelist. Chaired by: Michela Wrong, writer & journalist   When Asad was eight years old, his mother was shot in front of him. With his father in hiding, he was swept... more