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.
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.
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.
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.