These discussion classes are a general introduction to anthropology, open to all. We aim to make it enjoyable for beginners and more experienced students alike. The syllabus includes some of the latest findings from palaeogenetics, evolutionary biology, primatology, rock art research and archaeology. It emphasises Native American, African and Australian Aboriginal mythology. During the summer term talks cover the history of anthropology and archaeology, and include discussion of past and present debates wherever these have contemporary relevance.

There is always time for discussion and socialising on an evening. You also have an opportunity to participate in a number of field trips and conferences. Anthropology – the study of human life – is the most interesting of all subjects, and discussions on the issues it raises are invariably lively.


Tuesdays, 6.30 - 9.00 pm


Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square.


In our new venue, we do not charge fees for the evening class, though we will ask for small donations towards speaker expenses.