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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 22 (Summer 2013).
Michael Lipton is Professor of Economics, in the Poverty Research Unit, University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the British Academy. This article is based on an address given by Professor Lipton on receiving the Leontief Prize, at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, on 3 April 2012.
The text of Jane C Ginsburg’s British Academy Law Lecture – ‘From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and universal authors’ rights’ – was one of the first articles posted to the new online open-access Journal of the British Academy, in July 2013. The lecture discusses the legal implications of two competing claims: the utopian aspiration to provide access to all knowledge, and pursuit of the universal protection of authors’ rights. In this edited extract, Professor Ginsburg provides some background to the legal discussion by describing some historical examples of ‘access to knowledge’ utopianism.
Richard Wyn Jones is Director of the Wales Governance Centre and Professor of Welsh Politics at Cardiff University. On 31 May 2013, he participated in a conference held at the British Academy on ‘Welsh Devolution in Perspective’. It looked at the historical and social ties between Wales, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe, and asked ‘What next for
devolution?’ This conference was part of a series, ‘Wales, the United Kingdom and Europe’, held in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales.