Professor Sir Adam Roberts FBA explores how knowledge and understanding of other societies, their pasts, economies and social structures plays a crucial role in diplomacy and international security.
Professor Anthony Heath FBA speaks on the challenges of inequality and why sociology is a vital discipline.
Eleven perspectives on how the humanities and social sciences enrich our lives. Eleven Fellows of the British Academy in conversation. This issue of the ‘British Academy Review’ has been produced as part of the British Academy’s Prospering Wisely project.
Professor Conor Gearty FBA discusses what academics can bring to the judiciary and the resource they can be for policy-makers and politicians interested in reason.
The Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA discusses the purpose of studying history and how it is presented, in order to learn from it for prosperity.
Dame Hazel Genn FBA questions the law and how it supports social order, the wellbeing of the nation and economic development.
Professor John Kay FBA speaks about the role of economics in fuelling prosperity and growth, especially for business and finance when dealing with the unexpected.
Professor Jonathan Bate FBA discusses Shakespeare being a 'living, changing reference point' for us, even today as well as why his work is important for understanding our own culture.
Professor Mary Beard FBA weighs in on the continued study of the ancient world as a dynamic and every-changing research area.
Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford FBA explores the notion of ‘prosperity’ in its widest sense, far beyond its purely financial meaning.