College of Humanities & Social Science

Munro Lectures

A series of public lectures from international scholars in the fields of archaeology and anthropology.

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Dr Robert Munro (1835-1920) was an Edinburgh graduate and a distinguished medical practitioner.
A keen archaeologist, he retired from practice in 1885 to devote himself to archaeology and, with Lord Abercromby, founded the tradition of international prehistoric archaeology in Edinburgh.

He established the Munro Trust in 1910, at the University of Edinburgh, bringing distinguished international scholars to the University to deliver lectures in the fields of anthropology and archaeology.


Upcoming lectures for 2015-2016


Past Lectures of 2015-2016


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Details of previous lectures, including lecture abstracts where available, can be found here in our archive section.


Contact details for further information on the Munro Lectures.

Information for staff

Munro Lectureship nominations

Only staff within the two fields of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh may nominate scholars to deliver a Munro lecture.

Planning a Munro Lecture

Please find specific guidance on planning a Munro Lecture here.