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
On 2 November 2011 contributors to the volume ‘End of Empire and the English Novel since
1945’ explored the history of post-war England through their readings of a range of writers
and genres. Professor Susheila Nasta, a respondent in the discussion, raised the question of
why there still remains an inability in much post-war English fiction to imaginatively engage
directly with the realities of migration, decolonisation, immigration, and cultural co-existence.
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.