Mr Duncan Robinson, former Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, delivered the 2007 Isaiah Berlin Lecture. In this edited extract he describes some of the challenges that museums face today.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 11 (July 2008).
Professor Quentin Skinner FBA delivered the inaugural Isaiah Berlin Lecture at the Academy on 21 November 2001. The title of his lecture was ‘A Third Concept of Liberty’, referring to Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay propounding two concepts of liberty, positive and negative. In this edited extract he illustrates the long history of a third concept, that living in subjection to the will of others places limits on our liberty.
In the last issue [No. 10, 2007], Professor John Kay FBA reported on a British Academy review of the impact that copyright has on research in the humanities and social sciences. Here he brings us up to date with an important collaboration with the Publishers Association which is designed to clarify the legal complexities for authors and publishers.