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Public Events

Our events are open to all, often free, and offer the chance to explore new research that sheds light on a wide range of human and social issues.

Our accessible talks, panel discussions, debates and other events showcase how the humanities and social sciences underpin the world around us and influence our everyday lives. Our lecture programme has communicated the best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences for over 100 years. And our conferences provide the opportunity for in-depth engagement with leading and emerging scholars.

Events take place both at the British Academy at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, and also at locations around the UK. Most of our events are free to attend, but many require advanced registration. Full details of event venue and registration are provided on each event page.

Upcoming Events

November 2015

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Future energy provision: How can the world understand, anticipate and collaborate?
British Academy Debates, 6.30-8pm
(venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace)

Wednesday 25 November 2015
At home with Freud
Talk and Tour, 1-2.30pm
(venue: Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens)

Wednesday 25 November 2015
Thinkers for our time: Sigmund Freud
Panel Discussion, 6-7.30pm
(venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace) 

December 2015

Tuesday 1 December 2015
Theology and the tragic: A debate revisited
Lecture in Religious Studies, by The Rt Revd & Rt Hon the Lord (Rowan) Williams of Oystermouth FBA, 6pm
(venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace)

Thursday 3 December 2015
Thomas Cromwell re-imagined
Panel Discussion, 6-7.30pm
(venue: Priory Church of the Order of St John, St John's Square, London, EC1V 4JL)

Tuesday 15 December 2015
What would TV look like without the BBC? Funding the future of public service television
Panel Discussion, 6-7.30pm
(venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace)