Dr Aglae Pizzone is one of the British Academy’s Newton International Fellows.
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Published in British Academy Review, No. 19 (January 2012).
The British Academy’s annual awards ceremony in October 2011 marked the fact that
the Derek Allen Prize for Numismatics had been awarded to Dr Mark Blackburn – who had
sadly died just the month before. Professor Simon Keynes FBA describes the singular
contribution Mark had made to one of the Academy’s most fruitful long-term projects.
The British Academy has just published a volume of papers, ‘Free Will and Modern Science’, illustrating the present state of the debate about whether humans have free will. The volume’s editor, Professor Richard Swinburne FBA, discusses some of the issues.
On 2 November 2011 contributors to the volume ‘End of Empire and the English Novel since
1945’ explored the history of post-war England through their readings of a range of writers
and genres. Professor Susheila Nasta, a respondent in the discussion, raised the question of
why there still remains an inability in much post-war English fiction to imaginatively engage
directly with the realities of migration, decolonisation, immigration, and cultural co-existence.