THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS
Formerly the Central Asian Society, the RSAA was founded in 1901 to promote understanding of Asia.
Golden Buddha in West Bengal
The RSAA prides itself on having one of the best lecture programmes in London. Members can attend in person, or watch past lectures online.
The Sun Temple at Martand
The RSAA's well-respected journal is published three times a year. Members receive hard copies and can also access articles online.
Tiles from the Ulug Beg Madrassa in Samarkand
TOURS AND EXPEDITIONS
Exploration is at the heart of the RSAA. We organise regular, members-only tours to all corners of Asia, including remote destinations.
Nubra Valley, Ladakh
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The RSAA conserves a library of several thousand books, and also a significant archive of photographs, slides, maps and personal papers.
The Kalyan Minaret in Bukhara
The RSAA is registered charity 212152 and educates the public through its lectures, journal and 6th Form Day for schools.
Dard Children in the Suru Valley, Kargil
INTRODUCTION TO THE RSAA
The RSAA is a lively, London-based society with members around the world. We seek to promote understanding and appreciation of Asia through lectures, social events and publications.Find out more >
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Photography & Slides
Our photographic collection contains images from the late 19th century to the present.Find out more >
Our map collection includes hand-drawn and printed maps covering all parts of Asia.Find out more >
We conserve the personal papers of historical figures, as well as paintings and sketches.Find out more >
Under 26? Fancy up to £1000 to travel in Asia? Our prestigious Sir Peter Holmes award! Applications close Nov 15th http://t.co/oOQ8RHlbYE30 October 14
In-the Library Talk: Soviet nomads searching for a new identity in the countries of Central Asia region.
Where: This is an 'In-the-Library' talk to be held at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, 1st Floor, 25 Eccleston Place, London SW1W 9NF at 6.30pm. Cash bar and nibbles are available from 6pm. Space is limited to 30 attendees, so early prior booking by telephone is essential (020 7235 5122) to avoid disappointment. Attendees who turn up without confirmed bookings may regretfully be turned away.
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LATEST NEWS Show me all news
20 October 2014
The annual Asian Art in London takes place from 30th October - 8th November 2014.Read full story >
15 September 2014
SPHMA scholarship award applications open for individuals 18-25. Details on the Awards page. Closing date: 14 November 2014.Read full story >
4 September 2014
The 2014 RSAA Schools' Day will take place at SOAS on Monday December 1st.Read full story >
20 July 2014
2013 AccountsRead full story >