This article is published in British Academy Review No. 36 (December 2019).
The print version of this article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
In autumn 1999, the British Academy published the first issue of its new Review, to provide ‘a regular account of its activities’. The Foreword to that first issue explained: ‘The origins of this new publication lie with the Fellows of the Academy, who expressed the wish to have a vehicle for promoting the role of the Academy more widely. This Review is therefore aimed at a general audience, as well as the Fellowship. It will, cumulatively, fulfil the function of providing a conspectus of the Academy’s activities hitherto covered by the Annual Report.’
Over the last 20 years, the British Academy Review has evolved in its content and design, but it has continued to tell the Academy’s story to all those who are intellectually curious.