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01st October 2014
This forum focused on the South African education system and the challenges it faces to achieve the expectations and outcomes desired. The discussion explored how certain South African schools do well in spite of adverse conditions, and considered practical strategies to achieve this more widely.
05th November 2014
The day after the British Academy's conference on Contested Approaches to Conflict, Stability and Security: Rethinking State Fragility the Academy held a Forum that discussed with a range of academics, policymakers and practitioners the UK government's approach to stabilisation.
02nd March 2015
This Forum engaged a broad cross-disciplinary range of academics and policymakers in a discussion on the 'challenging contexts' in which learning takes place (such as urban slums, border cities, remote rural areas and areas of conflict) and explored innovative ways of how to conceptualise 'challenging contexts'.
19th October 2015
Global recognition of the importance of early childhood development has sparked a focus on early childhood in the Sustainable Development Goals and has prompted increasing numbers of low and middle income countries to formulate early childhood development policies. This Forum discussed existing and emerging early childhood development research and policy approaches.
26th January 2016
The British Academy held a Forum on Tuesday 26 January to inform the work of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. The Commission is a new global initiative, aiming to bring together the best research and policy analysis on actions necessary to increase investment in learning outcomes that can have a positive impact on economic and social development. The Commission will report to the UN Secretary General in September 2016.
10th March 2016
This Forum considered recent developments in the South China Sea and their implications for UK policy. It engaged policy makers, scholars and representatives of private sector and international organisations in discussion on the changing security outlook in the region and UK policy response options.
On the proposal of Council a lecture series was established to commemorate the eightieth birthday (in September 1970) of Sir Mortimer Wheeler (Secretary of the Academy 1949–1968). The lecture was first delivered in 1971. It was discontinued as a series of single lectures after 1991; the 1992 and 2001 ‘lectures’ were keynote presentations in Academy conferences on archaeological topics.
In 1965 the proceeds of a ‘Thank-you Britain’ appeal, initiated by the Association of Jewish Refugees, were presented to the British Academy as a token of gratitude from the people who had sought refuge in this country from the oppression of the Nazis. One of the uses of the fund was to hold a series of lectures on topics of current interest.
February 1 marks the end of a self-imposed month of abstinence from alcohol for the (approximately) 100,000 people who signed up to Alcohol Concern’s “Dry January” or Cancer Research UK’s “Dryathlon”.