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Lessons from the Aberfan disaster and its aftermath

At the Annual General Meeting in July 2008, 49 distinguished scholars were elected to be Fellows of the British Academy; and on 22 September, a ceremony was held at the Academy to admit them to the Fellowship. Five of the new Fellows were invited to speak about their work and its particular value. Professor Iain McLean described the research project which had given him most personal satisfaction and which had demonstrated the ability of scholarship to do good.

• Iain McLean

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 12 (January 2009).

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