In an edited extract from his chapter in ‘The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century’, Professor Brian Barry FBA considers how the study of politics in Britain became professionalized over the course of the last century. In contrast to other contributors to the volume who provide a wealth of information about the work done by British political scientists in the twentieth century, Professor Barry inspects not the product, but the producers.
Notes by Sir Tony Wrigley, President of the British Academy, for the July-December 1999 issue of the [British Academy] Review.
This is an extract from the Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American History delivered
by Mr Godfrey Hodgson, on 26 October 1999 at the British Academy.
The English Place-Name Society has been in existence since 1923, and has been supported morally and financially by the British Academy for most of these 77 years. The main purpose of the Society is to conduct and to publish a national place-name survey. Professor Richard Coates, President of the English Place-Name Society, outlines the original aims of the project, and traces the paths of new developments springing from the central project.
The Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered by Professor Blair Worden FBA, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, on 27 October 1999 at the British Academy. One hundred years ago (almost to the day when the lecture was given), the statue of Oliver Cromwell that stands outside the Palace of Westminster was
unveiled. To the commemorators his modern standing had one principal cause: the publication in 1845 of Thomas Carlyle’s book ‘Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches’. In this extract, Professor Worden considers the relationship between the two men. (Professor Worden has been awarded a three-year British Academy Research Professorship to write a new biography of Oliver Cromwell.)
The British Academy aims to publish a regular account of its activities by means of its new biannual ‘Review’. This is only the second issue of the ‘Review’, and covers events and activities that took place during the first part of the academic year, from July to December 1999.