The British Academy’s Director of External Relations, Tim Brassell, reports how the Academy has been corralling evidence of the public value of the humanities and social sciences.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 16 (October 2010).
British Academy panel discussion, held on 20 September 2010. Panel discussion on The panellists will seek to appraise how different kinds of “public value” can be measured and what is at stake if there are major cuts to public investment in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The Coalition Government has said that the 2010 Spending Review ‘will be a complete re-evaluation of the Government’s role in providing public services’. ‘It is time to rethink how government spends our money,’ the Chancellor has said. On 30 July 2010, a British Academy Forum sought to address the ‘big questions’. Professor Andrew Gamble FBA summarises the discussion.
In these extracts from his Presidential Address to the British Academy’s Annual General Meeting on 22 July 2010, Professor Sir Adam Roberts discusses the challenges confronting
universities and other scholarly institutions as they face the imminent prospect of cuts in their funding.