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.
Professor Michael Lapidge FBA delivered the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture at the British Academy on 12 December 2000. His theme was the narrative and intellectual sophistication of the Beowulf poet, and in this extract he introduces one of the elements in his argument.
Dr Andrew Poulter, of the University of Nottingham is the British Director of a joint British-Bulgarian project at the site of Nicopolis. He describes the recent investigations and considers their significance for understanding the development of city life in late antiquity.
In his lifetime, Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870–1950) was not only widely recognised as an exceptional scholar, soldier and scientist, but was also South Africa’s outstanding white statesman. For all his international achievements, however, he was incapable of anything but the rankest opportunism in relation to South Africa’s racial problems. In her Raleigh Lecture delivered on 2 November 2000, Professor Shula Marks FBA addressed this contradiction, ascribing his liberal internationalism at least in part to the influence of a group of remarkable radical and feminist women. In this extract, she considers the roots of Smuts’s powerful racial fears.