About the Centre
Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds.
Here at LUCAS, we promote African Studies at the University of Leeds and in the city of Leeds.
We also run the Schools Africa Project, a scheme that recruits postgraduate African students to go into British schools and deliver lessons about Africa to British pupils.
Our centre began in 1964 as the African Studies Unit, and has grown from a small cataloguing enterprise to a research centre with an annual African Studies Lecture and a regular seminar programme.
Remembering Chinua Achebe 1930-2013
- Annual Event 2012 (6th-8th September) ASAUK Conference with keynote speaker Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong'o
- African Studies Bulletin Winter 2012/13
Some previous annual events:
African Studies Bulletin
The Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) publishes the Leeds African Studies Bulletin annually. You can also read forthcoming Bulletin book reviews online.
Would you like to volunteer to be part of a scheme that dispels the media myths about your home continent, and helps British children to understand more about the real Africa?
Discover the real Africa
Would your school and pupils be interested in exploring the real Africa in the classroom? Learn more about the LUCAS Schools Africa Project, and how it could benefit your school.