The British Academy President’s Medal was unveiled for the first time at the Academy’s annual awards ceremony on 25 November 2010.
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Published in British Academy Review, No. 17 (March 2011).
In his Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, Professor Ad Putter explored the personifications
of Old Age in the poetry of Charles d’Orléans and William Langland. In this edited extract, he discusses the portrayal of Old Age as an opponent in a tennis match.
On 7 December 2010, a British Academy Forum debated the ‘Implications of the present coalition for British politics’. One of the participants, Martin Kettle, of the ‘Guardian’, reflects on the forces that brought together – and still hold together – the coalition government.
On 31 January 2011, the British Academy hosted a panel discussion on ‘Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation’. Dáithí O’Ceallaigh, former Ambassador of Ireland to London, was one of the civil servants, from both Britain and Ireland, who worked over a period of more than 30 years to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland. He drew on his personal experience to offer some general conclusions.