London Anthropology Day (LAD) is a FREE annual university taster day for Year 12, 13, FE students, careers advisers and teachers.

Very sadly, because of the current coronavirus pandemic we have had to take the decision to cancel LAD2020 (which was scheduled to take place on Fri 19th June 2020). It was clear that the event could not go on as we planned; we would not want to risk the health of our participants with such a large gathering.You can still browse undergraduate course information from all the universities that took part in LAD2019 here.


London Anthropology Day is free to attend. The event is held at the British Museum‘s Education Clore Centre. On the day, participants get to learn what anthropology is about, the types of careers anthropologists do, and gain hands-on experience of what it is like to study the subject at university.

Lecturers from universities across Britain provide interactive workshops on biological and social anthropology. To get an idea of the workshops that were on offer last year, take a look at the LAD2019 programme and LAD2019 workshop descriptions. You can also browse the Guide to participating universities at LAD2019. At London Anthropology Day. Students are able to learn about the various specialisations of participating universities, explore the museum’s ethnographic galleries and interact with volunteers who are currently studying anthropology.

The event is free and open to Year 12, 13 and FE Students, Careers Advisers, teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning more about anthropology.

On this website you can:

London Anthropology Day is organised by Emma Ford, RAI Education and Communications Officer through the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Discover Anthropology Education Outreach Programme in collaboration with the British Museum and participating universities.