Integrity and quality in universities: accountability, excellence and success
Baroness O’Neill is Honorary Professor emeritus of Ethics and Political Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; and past President of the British Academy.
Chambers of Commerce: from protesters to government partners
On 15 February 2012, a British Academy event, entitled ‘From Protesters to Government Partners: Chambers of Commerce 1767-2012’, discussed the history of chambers of commerce and also their role in UK public policy in the context of the Coalition Government’s Local Enterprise Partnerships. Professor Bob Bennett FBA summarises the history …
Music in Venetian art: seduction and spirituality
A new British Academy publication studies ‘The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy’. In this edited version of one of the essays, Professor Patricia Fortini Brown discusses how the ambiguous nature of music in Venice was reflected in its art.
D.H. Lawrence's poetry and the senses
The Chatterton Lecture on Poetry given by Dr Santanu Das in December 2010 was formally published earlier this year. In the following essay, Dr Das pays particular attention to the poem ‘Bavarian Gentians’.
Why is Dickens so popular?
At a British Academy event held on 8 February 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth, Professor John Carey FBA discussed the author’s enduring popularity.
Celebrating women in the humanities and social sciences
For just over a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated women and their achievements. Professor Pat Thane FBA and Professor Lisa Tickner FBA, who both participated in a British Academy event to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2012, honour the female figures in the humanities and social sciences …
Mario Vargas Llosa, in conversation
Mario Vargas Llosa in conversation with Professor Efraín Kristal and Professor Michael Wood FBA on 6 June 2012.
'Nudge' and beyond: behavioural science and public policy
The British Academy Policy Centre conference on ‘Nudge and beyond: Behavioural science, public policy and knowing what works’ was held on 14 June 2012.
Winston Churchill and the British Academy
Sixty years ago the British Academy elected Prime Minister Winston Churchill as an Honorary Fellow. But this was not the first time that Churchill had been considered for election to the Academy. A ‘From the Archive’ article.
The function of the financial services sector
July 2012 saw the publication of the final report of ‘The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making’. At a British Academy Forum in January 2012, Professor John Kay FBA queried the effectiveness of the financial services sector in satisfying the needs of the wider economy.