Article about the British Academy’s Position Statement ‘Language matters more and more’ (launched 9 February 2011).
On 10 November 2010, the British Academy’s International Engagement Day considered ‘The Role of Area Studies in Higher Education’. Liz Lightfoot gives a flavour of the discussion.
On 31 January 2011, the British Academy hosted a panel discussion on ‘Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation’. Dáithí O’Ceallaigh, former Ambassador of Ireland to London, was one of the civil servants, from both Britain and Ireland, who worked over a period of more than 30 years to resolve the conflict in …
Professor Tarani Chandola, the author of a recent British Academy Policy Centre report, describes how stress at work has increased during the recession.
Rt Hon. David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, gave a speech at the British Academy on 1 March 2011. The Minister was introduced by Professor Sir Adam Roberts, President of the British Academy.
In his Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, Professor Ad Putter explored the personifications of Old Age in the poetry of Charles d’Orléans and William Langland. In this edited extract, he discusses the portrayal of Old Age as an opponent in a tennis match.
In December 2010, a British Academy Forum reviewed the drivers of social mobility and policy programmes to enhance it. Professor Anthony Heath FBA and Dr Anna Zimdars reflect on what we have learned and what we still do not know.
The British Academy President’s Medal was unveiled for the first time at the Academy’s annual awards ceremony on 25 November 2010.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr David Woodman reveals the steps that the Beverley clergy took to fill some awkward gaps in their legal records.
On 7 December 2010, a British Academy Forum debated the ‘Implications of the present coalition for British politics’. One of the participants, Martin Kettle, of the ‘Guardian’, reflects on the forces that brought together – and still hold together – the coalition government.
The two most recent catalogues in the British Academy’s series ‘Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi’ (‘Corpus of Medieval Window glass’) cover the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. Their author, Dr Penny Hebgin-Barnes, explains how glazing with traditional religious themes survived the Reformation in north-west England.
The publication of the ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume of the British Academy’s ‘Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture’ brings this important series closer to completion. The Corpus has significantly increased the number of known Anglo-Saxon monuments. The General Editor, Professor Rosemary Cramp FBA, explains how the Corpus volumes have encouraged debate …
The British Academy is publishing a volume of ‘Facsimiles of English Episcopal Acta, 1085- 1305’. The author, Dr Martin Brett, explains why it is so important to make available images of these administrative documents.
In the inaugural Anglo-German Foundation Lecture delivered at the British Academy on 25 January 2011, Sir Tony Atkinson FBA considered the evolution of social policy in Europe, and its impact on inequality, poverty, social exclusion and well-being. In this extract, he discusses the development of new means to assess well-being …
Professor Julia M.H. Smith summarises the arguments she presented in her 2010 Raleigh Lecture. Her Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered in Edinburgh on 15 November 2010, as part of the British Academy Medieval Week.
The 2010 Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture formed part of the British Academy’s ‘Medieval Week’, hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In this extract, Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams starts by describing how two medieval Welsh poets celebrated Owain Glyndwr’s less peaceful visit to Scotland.