Dame Hazel Genn FBA questions the law and how it supports social order, the wellbeing of the nation and economic development.
This is the latest in a series of interviews with Fellows of the British Academy, showing leading humanities and social sciences academics at work. Dame Helen Wallace was previously Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics. Since 2011 she has been the British Academy’s Foreign Secretary, with overall responsibility for the Academy’s busy programme of international activities.
Hermione Lee talks about enthusing readers, and bad behaviour in biography.
Ian Christie on understanding film – from the father of British cinema, to a new language for new media.
Ian Diamond on making the most of data, and the need to develop – and celebrate – skills.
On 2 July 2015, Sir Ian Kershaw FBA, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Sheffield, delivered his Raleigh Lecture on History, ‘Out of the ashes: Europe’s
rebirth after the Second World War, 1945-49’. A few weeks earlier, Sir Ian was interviewed for the British Academy Review by the Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA, Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford, and chair of the British
Academy’s Events and Prizes Committee.
James Raven on the book world of 18th-century London … and Bishop Pontoppidan’s sea monsters.
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.
Linda Colley discusses a transatlantic career studying global history, British angst, and why constitutions matter.