Notes by Sir Tony Wrigley, President of the British Academy, for the July-December 2000 issue of the [British Academy] Review.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July-December 2000.
Professor Michael Lapidge FBA delivered the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture at the British Academy on 12 December 2000. His theme was the narrative and intellectual sophistication of the Beowulf poet, and in this extract he introduces one of the elements in his argument.
A joint discussion meeting took place under the auspices of the Academy and the Royal Society, at the Society’s premises, on 6–7 December 2000. Dr Alan Bowman FBA,
co-organiser of the event with Professor Mike Brady FRS, describes the event, and Dr Hugh Denard highlights recent work on imaging Pompey’s theatre in Rome.
As part of the Academy’s outreach activities, a report examining the relationship between science and the media was launched at a seminar held at the British Academy on 12 September 2000. An invited panel responded to a presentation given by the author of the report, Professor Ian Hargreaves. The event aimed to highlight the important contribution social science has towards bridging the gulf of understanding between the public, media and science. Professor Hargreaves describes some main issues that were discussed at the event.