Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 99th Annual General Meeting of the British Academy on 5 July 2001.
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Published in Review, January-July 2001.
Professor Gertrude Himmelfarb FBA, Professor Emeritus of History in the City University of New York, delivered the 5th Elie Kedourie Lecture at the Academy on 15 May 2001. In the lecture, Profesor Himmelfarb illustrated the differences between the French and British Enlightenments by focusing on the distinctive social ethics in the two traditions. In this edited extract, she considers the influence of the French ‘philosophes’ upon the Revolution.
On 11 January 2001, a reception was held at the Academy to celebrate the publication the previous month of both the latest volume of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names and the proceedings of an Academy conference on ‘Greek Personal Names: Their Value as Evidence’. Elaine Matthews, joint editor of both volumes, describes here the scope of the project, and the significance of names in the various fields of classical scholarship.
In his address to the Annual General Meeting on
16 July 2015, Lord Stern of Brentford presented the
case for continued investment in the humanities and
social sciences. This article is an edited version of that