Marina Warner talks about life as an independent scholar, and why fairy tales matter so much to us.
Professor Mary Beard FBA weighs in on the continued study of the ancient world as a dynamic and every-changing research area.
Mary S. Morgan on the curious uses of models, facts and narratives.
Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford FBA explores the notion of ‘prosperity’ in its widest sense, far beyond its purely financial meaning.
Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA explores the idea of the UK as a healthy, open democracy through the study of history.
Rana Mitter on understanding China – past, present and future
Roger Kain on the history of maps, and mapping the future of the British Academy
Rosemary Cramp on celebrating the stone sculpture of the Anglo-Saxons
Professor R F Foster FBA was awarded a British Academy Medal in 2015 for his book ‘Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland 1890-1923’ (published 2014, paperback 2015, Penguin). He talks to Professor Richard English FBA about the significance of the book as we approach the centenary of the Easter Rising. (Recorded 30 September 2015; release date 5 February 2016)
Sarah Worthington on making sense of law in business.