These extracts are taken from the Italian Lecture, delivered by Professor Nicholas Mann FBA, on 9 November 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 1999.
In an edited extract from his chapter in ‘The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century’, Professor Brian Barry FBA considers how the study of politics in Britain became professionalized over the course of the last century. In contrast to other contributors to the volume who provide a wealth of information about the work done by British political scientists in the twentieth century, Professor Barry inspects not the product, but the producers.
To mark the centenary of the birth of Sir Harold Walter Bailey FBA (1899–1996) a symposium was held at Brooklands House, Cambridge, on 16–18 December 1999.The symposium was planned by Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams FBA, with the sponsorship of the British Academy and the Ancient India and Iran Trust. Dr Elizabeth Tucker, University of Oxford, reports on the event.
The English Place-Name Society has been in existence since 1923, and has been supported morally and financially by the British Academy for most of these 77 years. The main purpose of the Society is to conduct and to publish a national place-name survey. Professor Richard Coates, President of the English Place-Name Society, outlines the original aims of the project, and traces the paths of new developments springing from the central project.