This special lecture was delivered at the British Academy on 15 March 2011, in the new Wolfson Auditorium, to mark the Academy’s extension into 11 Carlton House Terrace.
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Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
Lecture by Sir David Cannadine FBA, delivered on 15 March 2011 (venue: The British Academy). Introduced by Lord Bragg FBA
Robert Gleave is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the Director of the ‘Clerical Authority in Shi’i Islam’ project.
The British Academy held its annual awards ceremony on 6 October 2011. Recipients honoured on the night included the three winners of the British Academy President’s Medal in 2011.