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 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 2023-25:

  1. Cardiff University
  2. Coventry University
  3. London School of Economics
  4. Newcastle University
  5. Queen’s University Belfast
  6. Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  7. University of Bristol
  8. University of East Anglia
  9. University of Edinburgh
  10. University of Leeds
  11. University of Leicester
  12. University of Manchester

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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