Professor Robert Bennett FBA, Chairman of the British Academy's Graduate Studies Review Committee, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
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Published in Review, July-December 2001.
A meeting on ‘Risk, Democratic Citizenship and Public Policy’ was organised jointly by the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. The conference brought together researchers to examine the issues that arise in the making of public policy decisions on questions of risk and safety, and to present the contribution that the social sciences and humanities can make to the understanding of those issues. In the following extract from his paper, Professor Peter Lachmann FRS, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, discusses the perception of risk and the variation in the degrees of public tolerance towards medical intervention as compared with other risky activities.
One of the first British Academy International Symposia was ‘Trust as a pre-condition to communication, social thinking and social practices during democratic transition in post-communist Europe’. It took place in the British Academy on 13-15 September 2001 and was organised on behalf of the Academy by Professor Ivana Marková FBA. Here Professor Marková summarises the event.
On 5 November 2001, Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith FBA FMedSci, Head of the Neurocognitive Development Unit at University College London, delivered a special lecture at the Academy to celebrate the Centenary of the British Psychological Society. In this edited extract, she outlines the theme of her lecture.