Professor Albert Weale FBA, Chairman of the British Academy’s Peer Review Working Group, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.
Dr David Lambert, Reader in Historical Geography at Royal Holloway, University of
London, tells the story of an unlikely alliance in British efforts to stem the sources of the slave trade in Africa, and describes how geographical knowledge – derived from displaced slaves themselves – contributed to abolitionist endeavours.
Through its series of research-related reviews, the British Academy seeks to examine issues crucial to the condition and health of its areas of interest. Professor John Kay FBA, Chairman of the British Academy’s Copyright Working Group, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
In March 2007 a group of historians working on British nuclear and defence policy met at the British Academy alongside some of the former officials and ministers involved in the original decision-making processes, to reflect upon the handling of British nuclear defence policy in the post-war period. In front of them was a set of declassified government records from the National Archives, detailing the story of the British nuclear deterrent and how ministers came to their decisions. In this article, Catherine Haddon draws upon edited extracts from the contributions of various participants in that discussion.