Business and Management Provision in UK Higher Education
This report reflects on the provision of business and management in the UK. It has been produced as part of the British Academy’s wider observatory function, which seeks to monitor the health and sustainability of SHAPE disciplines through analysis of trends in academic provision and research. It finds that business and management studies has huge potential to drive positive long-term social change outside of academia owing to its continuing popularity, diversity and success in addressing social and environmental issues.
The COVID Decade
The British Academy was asked by the Government Office for Science to produce an independent review on the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19. This report outlines the evidence across a range of areas, building upon a series of expert reviews, engagement, synthesis and analysis across the SHAPE research community. It shows that COVID-19 has generated a series of social, economic and cultural effects which will have long-term impacts.
The British Academy has undertaken the substantial task of beginning to answer the longer-term question about what the societal impacts of COVID-19 will be and how we address them. This report sets out an interrelated set of nine areas of long-term impact, seven strategic policy goals and five key principles of a facilitative policy environment for 2030. We aim here to provide decision-makers with a sense of how to start to respond to these longer-term impacts based on the current evidence, and how to shape the COVID decade.
Why history? The history of magic
Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history: science, religion, and magic. But why has magic – the idea that we have a connection with the universe – developed a bad reputation? In this event, Chris Gosden explores the role of magic in shaping civilisations and how we might use it today to rethink our understanding of the world. Sign up to watch the event live and have the opportunity to submit your question during the audience Q&A.
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Publish with us – call for proposals now open
The British Academy has been publishing books for over 100 years. From early career scholars to established authors, our publishing programme showcases scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, enriching and shaping academic discourse. We are now accepting proposals for themed volumes in the ‘Proceedings of the British Academy’ series, and for monographs by Academy-support early career researchers.
Closing date: Friday 4 June 2021
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12 May 2021
British Academy essay collection tackles experiences of violence worldwide
The British Academy has published a collection of essays by researchers in the humanities and social sciences as part of its multi-year Experiencing Violence project.
11 May 2021
British Academy welcomes new research showing value of language skills to SMEs
The British Academy today welcomes the findings of a new report by Aston Business School and the Association of Translation Companies that shows language skills play a key role in the success of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK
6 May 2021
The British Academy responds to OfS proposals to cut funding for arts courses
The British Academy has today warned of the unintended but serious impacts of funding cuts for some humanities and performing and creative arts courses, including archaeology, which are the subject of consultation by the Office for Students (OfS)