The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future.
What we do
Mobilising the humanities and social sciences
From artificial intelligence to climate change, from building prosperity to improving well-being – today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, cultures and societies. We invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone.
Fellows of the British Academy
Around 1,400 leading national and international academics, elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences
Celebrating 12 Decades
The British Academy was established by Royal Charter in 1902. To mark the 120th anniversary of this, over the course of 2022 we will look back at the first 12 decades of our history, to explore how the British Academy has developed as the UK authority for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
How we are run
The overarching governing body of the Academy, made up of the President, the Vice-Presidents and 15 Ordinary Members.
Regarding the Fellowship, committees, processes, procedures and expectations of conduct.