British Academy Review 25
Immigration: The state of debate (BAR)
In September – November 2014, the British Academy held its second series of ‘British Academy Debates’, on the subject of Immigration. The three Debates were held in Birmingham, Liverpool and London. This article reproduces the first part of the British Academy’s booklet on ‘Immigration’.
Degrees of uncertainty
In 2014, nearly 50 per cent of all 18-year-olds decided to go to university. However, are these benefits to the individual to be taken for granted, and will the graduate wage premium hold up as graduates form a greater proportion of the labour market? Does the significant individual benefit that …
Radio and the voice (BAR)
In October 2014, the British Academy held three events to mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas. In recognition of Thomas’s standing as one of the best known radio voices of all time, the Academy collaborated with BBC Radio 3 to commission a series of five essays from …
Urban challenges: Toward real and lasting social innovation
On 31 October 2014, in celebration of World Cities Day 2014, the British Academy held a seminar on ‘Social Innovation and Creative Responses to Global Urban Challenges’, which highlighted the role and importance of social innovation in contemporary urban change and ‘smart’ liveable city spaces. One of the speakers, Adam …
The deep past as a social asset in Jordan
On 18 November 2014, the British Academy hosted a showcase event that explored ‘The Social and Economic Benefits of Cultural Heritage’. The evening featured presentations by some of the British Academy-sponsored overseas institutes. This article is based on the presentation by Professor Bill Finlayson, Director of the Council for British …
Helen Wallace: interview
This is the latest in a series of interviews with Fellows of the British Academy, showing leading humanities and social sciences academics at work. Dame Helen Wallace was previously Professor in the European Institute at the London School of Economics. Since 2011 she has been the British Academy’s Foreign Secretary, …
Roman sculpture from London and the South-East (BAR 25)
Article by Penny Coombe on the Roman sculpture from London and South-East England, which would form part of the latest British contribution to the international Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani – a definitive catalogue of the sculpture of the Roman Empire.
After 2015: Development and its alternatives (British Academy Review)
The convenor of a British Academy Conference held in September 2014 reports on a timely discussion of the effectiveness of global development targets. Dr Clive Gabay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London.
Discussing what Prime Ministers are for
On 13 October 2014, Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, delivered the first British Academy Lecture in Politics and Government, on ‘What are Prime Ministers for?’ The following article contains edited extracts from the question and answer session that …
British Academy Review, Issue 25, February 2015
Includes: Sculptural treasures of Roman London. Also: The importance of international engagement; the other Bletchley Park story.
Frida Mond: A good friend to the British Academy
From the Archive. An account of how Mrs Frida Mond (1847-1923) - a friend of the British Academy’s first Secretary, Israel Gollancz - provided generous support for the recently established body, particularly in the field of English language and literature.
Lost without translation: Why codebreaking is not just a numbers game
The recent film ‘The Imitation Game’ has portrayed the part played by the mathematician Alan Turing in decrypting the messages sent from the German Enigma machine in the Second World War. But Nigel Vincent and Helen Wallace remind us that other skills – particularly in languages – have always been …