Professor Rachel Griffith FBA explains the study of economics and how economists consider how policies and practices could help people make better choices; for themselves, their families, or for society.
Professor Annette Kuhn FBA looks back at the beginning of film studies as an academic discipline and what it means today.
Professor, barrister and Fellow of the British Academy Conor Gearty explains the study of law – and why we need it.
Professor Christina Boswell FBA explores how definitions of politics have shifted in recent years and sets out the contemporary challenge for political scientists.
Professor Ato Quayson explores the origins of the term postcolonialism and how we define postcolonial literature.
Professor Dorothy Bishop FBA explains the wide-ranging approaches to psychology and how this discipline helps us to understand ourselves and our fellow human beings.
The Reverend Canon Professor David Thomas FBA explains the difference between theology and religious studies, and why these subjects remain central to contemporary life.
Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby FBA makes the case for the importance of social policy as an academic field of study.
Professor Iain McLean explores how we define social science and its associated disciplines – and why they matter.
Professor Alan Warde FBA explains how the study of sociology seeks to improve our understanding of social relations and minimise social damage.