The British Academy Summer Showcase

July

Discover a world of ideas

Every year we throw open our doors for the British Academy’s annual Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds. Meet the thinkers shaping our world through their pioneering social sciences and humanities research.

Taking place throughout our home in 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, a Nash-designed, Grade I-listed building, overlooking the Mall and St James's Park.

The British Academy Summer Showcase 2024 will take place from 12-13 July.

Join in, learn something unexpected, and be inspired to think differently about the world around you.

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The British Academy Summer Showcase 2024

12 - 13 Jul 2024 The British Academy London

Join us for the Summer Showcase, the British Academy’s annual free festival of ideas. The programme will feature leading thinkers, researchers and artists, showcasing the best of the best of the humanities and social sciences.

The British Academy Summer Showcase 2023

2023

The British Academy Summer Showcase

Meet the thinkers shaping our world through their pioneering social sciences and humanities research via our programme of engaging panel discussions, roundtables, pop-up talks, performances, workshops and film screenings.

2022

The British Academy Summer Showcase

We were thrilled to open our doors once again for the first in-person Summer Showcase since 2019. Alongside a programme of talks, workshops and performances, 12 of our researchers brought their work to life – from livestreamed global connections and an immersive VR experience to calligraphy workshops and a conspiracy kitchen.

2021

The British Academy Summer Showcase

Our free week-long festival in June 2021 featured online talks, discussion and demonstrations, plus self-guided audio walks. The online events are available to watch on our YouTube channel.

2020

The British Academy Virtual Summer Showcase

Our third Summer Showcase was a free virtual festival held from 19-20 June 2020. The content is available to view on our YouTube channel.

2019

Exhibits

Our second Summer Showcase was a free two-day festival of ideas for curious minds, held from 21-22 June 2019.

2018

Exhibits

Our first Summer Showcase was a free festival of ideas for curious minds, held from 22-23 June 2018.

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