Professor Geoffrey Hosking FBA examines the role of trust in our financial systems, and argues that we need a fundamental rethink.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 11 (July 2008).
In the last issue [No. 10, 2007], Professor John Kay FBA reported on a British Academy review of the impact that copyright has on research in the humanities and social sciences. Here he brings us up to date with an important collaboration with the Publishers Association which is designed to clarify the legal complexities for authors and publishers.
On 16 June 2008 the British Academy held a workshop to discuss the significance of the ‘Governance of Britain’ constitutional reform programme introduced by Gordon Brown shortly after becoming Prime Minister, and the associated ‘Constitutional Renewal’ package produced in March 2008. The meeting was all the more timely because Parliament’s Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill was currently at work. Dr Andrew Blick, who produced a discussion paper for the workshop, highlights some of the issues.
The British Academy has published a facsimile of the Winchester Troper, an eleventh-century manuscript held by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Professor Susan Rankin discusses its origins and explains why it has an iconic status in the history of English music.