Evening talks

Anthropology asks one big question: what does it mean to be human?

For the moment we are keeping to virtual meetings. Click on an upcoming talk and you'll find out how to join us.

Next talk

Jerome Lewis

Location: We are based at University College London but for the moment, all our talks are ZOOM webinars.

BaYaka religion is direct, participatory and without priests. This talk will describe a religion based on song and dance in which participants commune directly with the forest spirits and ritually re-enact key moments in their cultural history.


Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeoastronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk.