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For over 100 years, through the support of our fellowship and funders, the British Academy has mobilised the humanities and social sciences to understand the world and shape a brighter future.

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As a charity we rely on donations and gifts from individuals and organisations to invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone.

At a time when the challenges facing the world are profound, placing the humanities and social sciences at the heart of social, economic and cultural life is more important than ever. Through your generosity and support, we will be able to harness the unique intellectual capital of the British Academy to enhance opportunities for today’s most talented researchers, connect our brightest thinkers with some of the world’s greatest challenges and inspire many more people.

By supporting the British Academy, you will help us to:

  • Enhance the vital research community across the humanities and social sciences
  • Develop programmes to enrich and inspire public dialogue and thought-leading policy that addresses national and global challenges
  • Create a new, global platform for debate and engagement

Thank you for supporting the British Academy. You can read more about the impact of your gift.

The humanities and social sciences are absolutely essential to the intellectual, cultural and political health of the country.

- Mary Beard

Contact us

Director of Development

Jo Hopkins - 020 7969 5286

Head of Development

Michelle Waterman - 0207 969 5290

Senior Stewardship Lead

Kate Rosser Frost - 0207 969 5359

Fundraising Events and Prospects Research Manager

Rebecca Bertram-Smith - 020 7969 5209

Individual Giving and Legacy Manager

Jennifer Hawton - 020 7969 5258

General enquiries

development@thebritishacademy.ac.uk - 020 7969 5278

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