At a British Academy event held on 8 February 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth, Professor John Carey FBA discussed the author’s enduring popularity.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 20 (Summer 2012).
Panel discussion, held on 8 February 2012 (venue: The British Academy). What explains Dickens’s popularity? What makes him so attractive to biographers and readers? Why has his work been adapted for TV and film more often than that of any other novelist?
On 15 February 2012, a British Academy event, entitled ‘From Protesters to Government Partners: Chambers of Commerce 1767-2012’, discussed the history of chambers of commerce and also their role in UK public policy in the context of the Coalition Government’s Local Enterprise Partnerships. Professor Bob Bennett FBA summarises the history and discussion.
The British Academy Policy Centre conference on ‘Nudge and beyond: Behavioural science, public policy and knowing what works’ was held on 14 June 2012.