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Lectures & Activities

PEF lectureIn partnership with the British Museum Department of Middle East, the Palestine Exploration Fund hosts lectures that reflect the diverse interests of our membership. Lectures take place in the BP Theatre, in the Clore Centre at the British Museum (unless otherwise stated). These well-attended events provide opportunities for both established and rising scholars to present their fieldwork and research. To see the range of topics covered by the PEF lectures, as well as lecture abstracts, please visit our forthcoming and past lectures pages. Lectures are followed by wine and soft drinks.

PEF lecture receptionThe PEF also co-ordinates joint lectures with the Council for British Research in the Levant, the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, the Society for Arabian Studies, and the Egypt Exploration Society. PEF Members are sent lecture cards which include the details of forthcoming lectures.  

All lectures are free to attend for both members and non-members but must be booked through the BM Box Office:  0207 323 8181 or visit the British Museum's website at:

and go to the 'What's On' option at the top of the BM homepage. Then choose the 'Events calendar' and  scroll down the page to see events listed by date and time.

Once a year we host our Annual General Meeting prior to the PEF Lecture. Lectures can also provide opportunities for book launches for our PEF Annuals series or books related to the work of the Fund. 

PEF lecture receptionRelated lectures and events are publicised in the London Diary for the Ancient Near East, available through subscription to the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) and the London Centre for the Ancient Near East.

Update: Please note that from March 2011, due to rescheduling arrangements at the British Museum, the PEF lectures at the British Museum will start at 4pm (replacing the prior 6pm start time). We apologise for any inconvenience. All PEF lectures will be ticketed from now on, but will remain free. To book your free ticket for future events, please contact the British Museum Box office on: +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or online at



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