Professor Robert Bennett FBA, Chairman of the British Academy's Graduate Studies Review Committee, reports on the main findings and recommendations of the Review.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
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.
Professor J R Hinnells has been visiting and researching Bombay Parsis since 1971. His current project - supported by a British Academy Larger Research Grant - is to write a history of the community and religion of Bombay Parsis.
In October 2001 the latest two of the five volumes from this series published to date were launched at a reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. Henrietta McBurney describes the history of the Paper Museum, and the project to catalogue it.