British Academy Review 6
[British Academy] Review, July-December 2001
The British Academy publishes a regular account of its activities by means of its biannual ‘Review’. This is the sixth issue of the ‘Review’, and covers events and activities that took place from July to December 2001.
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project (BAR)
The long-term enterprise to decipher, reconstruct and publish the papyri found at Oxyrhynchus represents a collaboration between the British Academy, which adopted it as a Major Research Project in 1966, the Egypt Exploration Society, which funds the publication, the AHRB, which has given the project a five-year grant, the host …
The Life of Learning (BAR)
In the fifth British Academy Lecture, delivered on 20 November 2001, Past President of the British Academy Sir Keith Thomas FBA considered the historical role of scholarship in national life. In this edited extract, he describes some of the public and personal imperatives that ruled the life of learning in …
A Third Concept of Liberty (BAR)
Professor Quentin Skinner FBA delivered the inaugural Isaiah Berlin Lecture at the Academy on 21 November 2001. The title of his lecture was ‘A Third Concept of Liberty’, referring to Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay propounding two concepts of liberty, positive and negative. In this edited extract he illustrates the long …
Welfare-to-Work: Which Policies Work and Why? (BAR)
Professor Richard Blundell FBA, of University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, delivered the Keyes Lecture in Economics on 1 November 2001. The key organizing idea in the lecture was to provide an integrated view of the way ‘welfare to work’ and ‘make work pay’ policies affect the …
Community Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland: Lessons from America
Dr Kieran McEvoy, Reader in Criminology at The Queen’s University Belfast, reports on a British Academy supported research trip to the USA in the summer of 2001 and how it relates to ongoing attempts at finding peaceful alternatives to paramilitary punishments in Northern Ireland.