In March 2010, the British Academy hosted a conference on ‘Islamic Studies in Europe’. One of the speakers, Dr Tahir Abbas, analyses the place of Islam and Muslims in British society.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 16 (October 2010).
In August 2010, to raise money for the British Academy, its President, Sir Adam Roberts,
undertook a cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats (LE JoG) – aiming to complete the journey on his 70th birthday. His companion along the way was his daughter Hannah. Here are edited extracts from the daily blog that Sir Adam posted on the British Academy website to chart their progress.
The Coalition Government has said that the 2010 Spending Review ‘will be a complete re-evaluation of the Government’s role in providing public services’. ‘It is time to rethink how government spends our money,’ the Chancellor has said. On 30 July 2010, a British Academy Forum sought to address the ‘big questions’. Professor Andrew Gamble FBA summarises the discussion.
In June 2010, the British School at Rome held a conference on ‘Language, space and otherness in Italy since 1861’. The conference organiser, Professor David Forgacs, explains how defining ‘the other’ has helped shape the Italian identity.