The article is based on research on Non-formal Education and Civil Society that was supported under a joint agreement between the British Academy and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).
This ‘From the Archive’ article describes the role of Charles Wakefield as a benefactor of the British Academy, in particular in helping the Academy in moving into its first permanent home - in Burlington Gardens - in 1928.
The British Academy welcomed the Rt Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to an event on 16 October 2012. Mr Hague spoke to an audience of ambassadors, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff, and leading academics on the different kinds of expertise necessary to maximise Britain’s diplomatic influence in the world. In response, Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy, spoke about the particular importance of understanding the languages, history and cultures of other countries, and the valuable role that research and scholarship can play in this process.
Robert Frost holds the Burnett Fletcher Chair in History at the University of Aberdeen. He held a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship, 2009-2012. He is completing the first part of a two-volume history of the Polish-Lithuanian Union for Oxford University Press.