Contact Us


We are based at SOAS, University of London. The majority of staff are currently working from home, so email is the best contact method.

Royal African Society, SOAS,10 Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG

+44 (0)207 074 5176

General Enquiries

For General Enquiries, please send an email to or get in touch via the contact form below

Donations and Legacies, please contact Sonia Foday on

    Corporate Membership & Partnerships

    For enquiries about corporate membership and partnerships, please contact Desta Haile on

    Individual Membership

    For enquiries about Individual Membership, please contact Melmarie Laccay on

    Press & Political Analysis Requests

    For general press queries about the RAS, or requests for media media commentary from our director, staff or from other RAS members or associates, please contact

    African Arguments

    For enquiries about advertising opportunities in African Arguments, our pan-African news and analysis site, please contact James Wan on

    African Affairs

    For enquiries about advertising opportunities in African Affairs, our top-rated quarterly African Studies journal, please contact Linda Hann on

    Policy & Advocacy

    For policy and advocacy related matters contact Henrietta Bailey on

    Africa All Party Parliamentary Group

    For enquiries about the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa, contact Jack Patterson on

    Africa Writes

    For Africa Writes, please contact Marcelle Mateki Akita on

    Public and Corporate Events

    For Public and Corporate Events, please contact Hoda Dahir on

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