The British Academy Lectures

Since 1908

Delivered by the most outstanding academics in the UK and beyond, the British Academy’s flagship lecture programme showcases the very best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Held at the British Academy and regional locations across the UK, these landmark occasions offer students, scholars and specialists a chance to expand their networks and learn about the latest developments in their field.

Around 10-12 British Academy Lectures take place each year. Information on future lectures is available. A record of most past lectures, including recordings and published texts, is also available. Many are given in named series – usually associated with endowments received by the Academy.

Lecture partners for 2021-23:

  1. Coventry University
  2. Newcastle University
  3. Queen’s University Belfast
  4. Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow
  5. University of Bristol
  6. University of East Anglia
  7. University of Leeds
  8. University of Manchester
  9. University of Portsmouth

Listings of lectures

Details of the British Academy's lecture series, including links to text, audio and video records of past lectures.

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