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The Life of Learning (BAR)

In the fifth British Academy Lecture, delivered on 20 November 2001, Past President of the British Academy Sir Keith Thomas FBA considered the historical role of scholarship in national life. In this edited extract, he describes some of the public and personal imperatives that ruled the life of learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

History • Keith Thomas

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in Review, July-December 2001.