Islam and Muslims in the UK
In March 2010, the British Academy hosted a conference on ‘Islamic Studies in Europe’. One of the speakers, Dr Tahir Abbas, analyses the place of Islam and Muslims in British society.
Psychology and Climate Change: Collective Solutions to a Global Problem
On 23 September 2010, in his Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, Professor David Uzzell argued that behaviour-change approaches to climate change need to take account of the societal context that gives rise to the values and attitudes that drive our behaviours. As consumers, our preferences and actions – and …
From Land's End to John o'Groats: A Fundraising Challenge
In August 2010, to raise money for the British Academy, its President, Sir Adam Roberts, undertook a cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats (LE JoG) – aiming to complete the journey on his 70th birthday. His companion along the way was his daughter Hannah. Here are edited extracts …
New finds at Star Carr
Recent press reports have highlighted research on the location of Britain’s earliest house. Chantal Conneller, Nicky Milner and Barry Taylor provide further information on the British Academy-supported excavations at Star Carr.
Africa’s Neglected Chronic Disease Burden
‘Setting priorities for research, practice and policy.’ One of the British Academy’s UK-Africa Academic Partnerships has been offering a fresh approach to tackling chronic disease in Africa. Dr Ama de-Graft Aikins reveals the key insights of a report published in November 2010.
Dr Simon Griffiths and Emma McKay of the British Academy’s Policy Centre discuss Professor Pat Thane FBA’s new overview of changing family patterns.
The 'other' in Italy
In June 2010, the British School at Rome held a conference on ‘Language, space and otherness in Italy since 1861’. The conference organiser, Professor David Forgacs, explains how defining ‘the other’ has helped shape the Italian identity.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Why Should We Care? (BAR)
The British Academy’s Director of External Relations, Tim Brassell, reports how the Academy has been corralling evidence of the public value of the humanities and social sciences.
Universities and research under the axe
In these extracts from his Presidential Address to the British Academy’s Annual General Meeting on 22 July 2010, Professor Sir Adam Roberts discusses the challenges confronting universities and other scholarly institutions as they face the imminent prospect of cuts in their funding.
The 2010 Spending Review: Implications for the state and its reach
The Coalition Government has said that the 2010 Spending Review ‘will be a complete re-evaluation of the Government’s role in providing public services’. ‘It is time to rethink how government spends our money,’ the Chancellor has said. On 30 July 2010, a British Academy Forum sought to address the ‘big …
Professor Pat Thane FBA reports on a British Academy Forum held on 15 June 2010.