Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He held a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship, 2009-2012.
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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 21 (January 2013).
The British Academy welcomed the Rt Hon William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to an event on 16 October 2012. Mr Hague spoke to an audience of ambassadors, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff, and leading academics on the different kinds of expertise necessary to maximise Britain’s diplomatic influence in the world. In response, Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy, spoke about the particular importance of understanding the languages, history and cultures of other countries, and the valuable role that research and scholarship can play in this process.
David I. Perrett is a Professor of Psychology at the University of St Andrews, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He held a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship, 2009-2012. Ross D. Whitehead is a Research Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews. Dr Gozde Ozakinci is a Lecturer in Health Psychology in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.
Robert Frost encourages us to look beyond our preoccupations with the United Kingdom and the European Union, and suggests that we can learn much from looking at political unions in the past.