Professor Robin Law, Chairman of the Africa Panel, describes the establishment and current work of the Panel.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
In March 2007 a group of historians working on British nuclear and defence policy met at the British Academy alongside some of the former officials and ministers involved in the original decision-making processes, to reflect upon the handling of British nuclear defence policy in the post-war period. In front of them was a set of declassified government records from the National Archives, detailing the story of the British nuclear deterrent and how ministers came to their decisions. In this article, Catherine Haddon draws upon edited extracts from the contributions of various participants in that discussion.
Dr Grace Brockington describes the educational, aesthetic and political ideals underpinning Walter Crane’s art, and illustrates his views on the importance of the visual in our first encounter with written language.
Karen Wise, Professor John Sloboda FBA, and Professor Isabelle Peretz describe recent research into the condition of tone deafness, or ‘congenital amusia’, and consider the phenomenon of those who are not apparently tone deaf but who classify themselves as such.