British Academy Small Research Grants: an anniversary worth celebrating
In May 1963, the British Academy’s newly established ‘Research Fund Committee’ awarded the first research grants from the Academy’s new ‘Research Fund’ – financed by a grant from government that had been negotiated a year earlier. In the 50-year history of the Academy’s small-scale research funding, nearly 15,000 awards have …
From the Archive: One hundred years ago (Election of new Fellows press release 1903)
The first election of new Fellows of the British Academy was at a General Meeting in March 1903. Illustrated is the draft press release recording this meeting.
Burnt books: The British Academy and the restoration of two academic libraries
From the archive. The British Academy’s involvement in the restoration of two libraries - in Louvain and Tokyo - in the early 20th century.
From the Archive: The Fellowship of Learning
The following is an extract from Sir Frederic Kenyon’s 1921 Presidential Address on ‘The Fellowship of Learning’, in which he took as his cue Francis Bacon’s Instauratio Magna (1620) and its ‘vision of the Kingdom of Knowledge, the ideal of the Fellowship of Learning, which our Academy exists to foster …