Article about the report on ‘British Academy Support for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ (the product of a 1999-2000 review).
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, January-July 2000.
In October 1998 the British Academy invited a number of distinguished academics and researchers to present papers at a one-day symposium designed to bring together a number of perspectives on the issue of educational standards. The resulting publication, ‘Educational Standards’, is the first serious attempt to bring together such a distinguished collection of contributions on the topic. In this extract, Dr Mike Cresswell considers the problem of using public examination results as monitors of changes in educational standards over time.
Professor David Loades, Director of the Project, explains the origin and significance of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, a work of central interest to the English Reformation under Elizabeth I.
A persistent theme in the writings of Elie Kedourie was his mistrust of large, seemingly attractive concepts or ideas, ideas which were lightly advanced and quietly incorporated into political or historical folklore without being subject to the close and critical scrutiny which he rightly believed to be an obligation of stateman and historian alike. One such
concept is that of the ‘Great Game’. In an edited extract from his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture delivered on 16 May 2000, Professor M.E. Yapp examines some aspects of this famous phrase.