School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Munro Lectures

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

Photograph of Dr Robert Munro, anthropologist and archaeologist
Dr Robert Munro
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.