Presidential addresses

The President of the British Academy always delivers an address to the Annual General Meeting. Cumulatively, they provide snapshots of the Academy’s activities and concerns over the years.

2019  Presidential Address by David Cannadine, 2019.pdf

2018 David Cannadine

2017 Nicholas Stern ; David Cannadine

2015 Nicholas Stern

2014 Nicholas Stern

2013 Adam Roberts ; Nicholas Stern

2012 Adam Roberts

2011 Adam Roberts

2010 Adam Roberts

2009 Adam Roberts

2008 Onora O’Neill


2003  W G Runciman

2001 Tony Wrigley

2000 Tony Wrigley

1999 Tony Wrigley

1998 Tony Wrigley

1997 Keith Thomas

1996 Keith Thomas

1994 & 1995  Keith Thomas

1993  Anthony Kenny

1992  Anthony Kenny


1983 Owen Chadwick

1982  Owen Chadwick

1981 Kenneth Dover

1980  Kenneth Dover

1979 Kenneth Dover

1978 Isaiah Berlin

1977 Isaiah Berlin

1976 Isaiah Berlin

1975 Isaiah Berlin

1974 Denys Page

1973 Denys Page

1972 Denys Page

1971 Kenneth Wheare

1970 Kenneth Wheare

1969 Kenneth Wheare

1968 Kenneth Wheare

1967 Lionel Robbins

1966 Lionel Robbins

1965 Lionel Robbins


1918 F G Kenyon (‘The Position of an Academy in a Civilized State’)

1917 James Bryce (‘The Next Thirty Years’)

1916 James Bryce

1915 James Bryce

1914  James Bryce

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