The Master-Mind Lecture was delivered at the British Academy on 13 April 2000, by M.F. Burnyeat FBA. In this extract, he illustrates Plato’s power to speak across the millennia.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
Dr Mark Kebbell, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, describes his research on jurors’ perceptions of eyewitness evidence.
The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music is a joint project between Dr Margaret Bent FBA of the University of Oxford, and Professor Andrew Wathey of Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, the Project Manager, is developing the archive, database, web site and documentation for the project and undertaking digital photography (where photographs are not supplied by the library or archive concerned) and the enhancement and virtual restoration of images obtained. The aims are to digitize, archive and enhance images of British manuscripts of medieval polyphonic music, a rich and neglected repertory that survives mainly in fragmentary and often barely-legible
sources. Work on the first phase of the project began in 1998 with funding from the British Academy. The project directors here describe the work, and present examples of recent successes.
Earlier this year (2000), the Council of the Academy decided to instigate an enquiry into graduate studies in the UK.