A series of public lectures from international scholars in the fields of archaeology and anthropology.
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.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION THERE ARE NO PLANS TO HOLD MUNRO LECTURES IN SEMESTER 1 2020-21. THERE ARE PLANS TO HOLD LECTURES IN SEMESTER 2, VIRTUALLY IF THAT BECOMES NECESSARY. THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED WITH FUTURE PLANS AS THINGS BECOME CLEARER.
This 2018 Munro Lecture 'A certain kind of English embryology?: Biological translation and the 14 day rule’ will be delivered by Sarah Franklin, University Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, on 22 November 2018.
This 2018 Munro Lecture 'What Archaeology Can Learn from Art: Feeling the Impact of the Past' will be delivered by Benjamin Alberti, Professor of Anthropology at Framingham State University, on 29 November 2018.