Professor Marian Hobson FBA reports on the various activities the Academy is undertaking to draw attention to the crisis in language learning.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
Professor Richard J. Evans FBA delivered the Raleigh Lecture on History in 2006. In it, he reviewed the evidence for the degree to which ordinary Germans exercised freedom of choice in backing Hitler’s regime. In this edited extract, he illustrates the extent and range of legal measures used to control the German populace, challenging the view that Nazi repression was directed only against small and socially marginal minorities.
The British Academy and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq co-sponsored a conference on ‘Steady States: Institutional Stability in the Face of Political Change’, the proceedings of which have now been published. Dr Harriet Crawford explains how for thousands of years government practices and personnel managed to survive violent regime change in the Near East — until recent events.
In March 2007 a group of historians working on British nuclear and defence policy met at the British Academy alongside some of the former officials and ministers involved in the original decision-making processes, to reflect upon the handling of British nuclear defence policy in the post-war period. In front of them was a set of declassified government records from the National Archives, detailing the story of the British nuclear deterrent and how ministers came to their decisions. In this article, Catherine Haddon draws upon edited extracts from the contributions of various participants in that discussion.