From the Archive
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.
Report on visit to Germany by Sir Harold Bell and Sir Charles Webster, 1947
In September 1947, the President of the British Academy, Sir Harold I. Bell, and Sir Charles K. Webster (who would succeed him as President), visited Germany in order to enquire into the state of scholarship there in the aftermath of the Second World War. On their return they produced a …
Charles Wakefield and the British Academy’s first home
This ‘From the Archive’ article describes the role of Charles Wakefield as a benefactor of the British Academy, in particular in helping the Academy in moving into its first permanent home - in Burlington Gardens - in 1928.
Keynes and the British Academy
Drawing on evidence ‘from the archive’, this is the story of how the distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1929, having originally been rejected in 1920.
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.