Mary Beard: interview
Professor Mary Beard FBA weighs in on the continued study of the ancient world as a dynamic and every-changing research area.
Conor Gearty: interview
Professor Conor Gearty FBA discusses what academics can bring to the judiciary and the resource they can be for policy-makers and politicians interested in reason.
Diarmaid MacCulloch: interview
The Reverend Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA discusses the purpose of studying history and how it is presented, in order to learn from it for prosperity.
Nicholas Stern: interview
Lord Nicholas Stern of Brentford FBA explores the notion of ‘prosperity’ in its widest sense, far beyond its purely financial meaning.
Adam Roberts: interview
Professor Sir Adam Roberts FBA explores how knowledge and understanding of other societies, their pasts, economies and social structures plays a crucial role in diplomacy and international security.
Vicki Bruce: interview
Professor Vicki Bruce FBA insists that an interdisciplinary approach is key in the study of research that drives innovation forward.
John Kay: interview
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.
Jonathan Bate: interview
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.
Hazel Genn: interview
Dame Hazel Genn FBA questions the law and how it supports social order, the wellbeing of the nation and economic development.
Peter Hennessy: interview
Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA explores the idea of the UK as a healthy, open democracy through the study of history.
Anthony Heath: interview
Professor Anthony Heath FBA speaks on the challenges of inequality and why sociology is a vital discipline.
British Academy Review, Issue 23, February 2014
Eleven perspectives on how the humanities and social sciences enrich our lives. Eleven Fellows of the British Academy in conversation. This issue of the ‘British Academy Review’ has been produced as part of the British Academy’s Prospering Wisely project.