The Society hosts the prestigious Rhind Lectures each year, a series of six academic lectures by a single expert over the course of a weekend.  The speaker is agreed some years in advance, and the number of lectures allows the lecturer to visit a topic in great detail.  The Rhind lectures began in 1874 after the death of Alexander Rhind who left the residue of his estate to endow a lectureship in the Society, and this has come down to us over 133 lectures evolved into the discrete series presented today.  Alexander Rhind's portrait can be seen on the Programme banner and here, and an introductory communication is traditionally read out at the beginning of each series, a copy of one such is available here.

Since 2009 the Society has recorded the Rhind lectures and makes these available to everyone across the web.


The Rhind Lectures are recorded live and edited to provide the best quality online experience, the intellectual property rights remain with each lecturer, but the recordings themselves are copyright of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.