The UK's only national festival of the humanities is back for its fourth year! For nine days in November, venues across the country - and even further afield - will be exploring how the humanities inspire and enrich our lives.
In an event held on 19 November 2014 to reflect on the Academy’s centenary research project From Lucy to Language, Professors Robin Dunbar FBA, Clive Gamble FBA and John Gowlett discuss how their research into the evolution of human cognition and social lives over the ages further our understanding of the relationship between mind and world.
As part of Being Human Festival 2017, join us for an evening exploring Breton culture.
In the glory years of the Parisian ‘café-concert’ music hall, one comedy character above all others was loved by French audiences: the Englishman. Hannah Scott introduces these roast beef-scoffing, beer-quaffing figures of fun from the nineteenth century.