Professor J.E.S. Hayward FBA, Chairman of the Academy’s China Panel, reflects on a stimulating conference held in November 2000 under the aegis of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
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Published in Review, July-December 2000.
A joint discussion meeting took place under the auspices of the Academy and the Royal Society, at the Society’s premises, on 6–7 December 2000. Dr Alan Bowman FBA,
co-organiser of the event with Professor Mike Brady FRS, describes the event, and Dr Hugh Denard highlights recent work on imaging Pompey’s theatre in Rome.
As part of the Academy’s outreach activities, a report examining the relationship between science and the media was launched at a seminar held at the British Academy on 12 September 2000. An invited panel responded to a presentation given by the author of the report, Professor Ian Hargreaves. The event aimed to highlight the important contribution social science has towards bridging the gulf of understanding between the public, media and science. Professor Hargreaves describes some main issues that were discussed at the event.
In edited extracts from his book ‘Great Deaths’, Dr John Wolffe, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the Open University, describes the demonstrations of public grief and mourning following the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901.