Podcasts and videos

Watch videos and listen to podcasts from the British Academy.


Leaders in SHAPE podcast

Meet the most influential figures shaping the fields of social sciences, humanities and the arts.

10-Minute Talks podcast

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

Great Thinkers podcast

Current Fellows of the British Academy shine a light on the Fellows of previous generations.



The brightest minds across the humanities and social sciences discuss the books on their shelves that have inspired them.

Why history?

Why history? is a monthly series sharing insights from the past that help us to make sense of the present.

Summer Showcase

Our Summer Showcase is a free festival of ideas for curious minds. We open up our beautiful building with 15 interactive exhibits alongside pop-up talks, workshops and performances, bringing the best new humanities and social sciences research to life.

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