The British Academy held its annual awards ceremony on 6 October 2011. Recipients honoured on the night included the three winners of the British Academy President’s Medal in 2011.
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Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
The British Academy has just published a volume of papers, ‘Free Will and Modern Science’, illustrating the present state of the debate about whether humans have free will. The volume’s editor, Professor Richard Swinburne FBA, discusses some of the issues.
The British Academy’s ‘Records of Social and Economic History’ series exists
to publish primary sources that aid the study of social and economic history.
Professor Richard M. Smith FBA, who chairs the editorial committee,
discusses the most recent volumes published in the series.
On 2 November 2011 contributors to the volume ‘End of Empire and the English Novel since
1945’ explored the history of post-war England through their readings of a range of writers
and genres. Professor Susheila Nasta, a respondent in the discussion, raised the question of
why there still remains an inability in much post-war English fiction to imaginatively engage
directly with the realities of migration, decolonisation, immigration, and cultural co-existence.