Delivered by Lord Runciman PBA to the 101st Annual General Meeting of the Academy on 3 July 2003.
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Published in Review, Issue 7.
The President of the British Academy always delivers an address to the Annual General Meeting. Cumulatively, they provide snapshots of the Academy’s activities and concerns over the years.
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