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, 21 October 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  Date & Time: Tuesday 21 October, 7-9PM Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Speakers: Max Siollun, historian & writer; Jide Olanrewaju, Partner, Satya Capital & RAS Council Member. Chair: Funmi Iyanda, broadcaster, producer & CEO of Ignite Media This event launches a new panel series from the Royal African... more
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Date & Time: Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 6-8PM Venue: Brunei Suite, SOAS   Join us for this reception being held in support of the work of ILFA in building legal excellence in Africa. ILFA is a multi-award winning international training programme for African Lawyers and senior legal professionals in Africa. This year, 21 lawyers from 14 different countries... more