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Public Events

The British Academy's 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.

All of the events listed below are open to the public. Full details of event venue and registration are provided on each event page.


April


TALK

Thursday 28 April 2016
Lessons in madness: Orlando furioso on the operatic stage 
Talk, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

CONFERENCE

Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April 2016
Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016
British Academy Conference, 9am to 5pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.


May


LECTURE

Thursday 5 May 2016
Elizabeth Melville and the poetics of desire in early modern Britain
Chatterton Lecture on Poetry, by Dr Kylie Murray, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.

LECTURE

Tuesday 10 May 2016
The Mesopotamia Campaign from both sides of the trenches, 1914-1917
British Institute at Ankara Lecture, by Professor Eugene Rogan, 6.30pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE for non BIAA members. Registration required.

LECTURE

Thursday 12 May 2016
The Shakespearean unscene
Shakespeare Lecture by Professor Lorna Hutson, 6pm
Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London
FREE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Thursday 19 May 2016
Modernist perambulations:
Walking through time and space in modern and contemporary texts

Lecture in Modern Languages, by Professor Anne Fuchs FBA, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.

CONFERENCE

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2016
Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s:
Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights

British Academy Conference, 9am to 5pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE. Registration required

FILM

Tuesday 24 May 2016
Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement
Film, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

TALK

Monday 30 May 2016
We'll always have Paris: Christiana Figueres talks to Nick Stern
Talk, 11.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Tata tent, Hay festival
£10 FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.  


June


SEASON

1-30 June 2016
With Great Power: political leaders, popular legacies
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required

TALK

Thursday 2 June 2016
The British Academy Lecture: William Shakespeare 1616-2116
Talk, 2.30-3.30pm
Venue: Tata tent, Hay festival
£8 FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Tuesday 7 June 2016
Penal power: Its forms, functions and foundations
British Academy Law Lecture, by Professor David Garland FBA, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.

LECTURE

Monday 20 June 2016
Perspectives on ancient and medieval Sicily: an island and its seas
British School at Rome Lecture, by Dr Lesley Fitton and Dr Paul Roberts, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

TALK

Monday 27 June 2016
The Easter Rising 2016
Talk, 6.30pm
Venue: Historical trips tent, Chalke Valley History Festival
£11.75 FEE PAYABLE. Registration required. 

CONFERENCE

Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June 2016
Distant and Neglected Voices: Women in the History of Linguistics
British Academy Conference, 9am to 5pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.

TALK

Tuesday 28 June 2016
She said/he said
Talk, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.


July 2016


LECTURE

Thursday 7 July 2016
The inner eye: Voyages around the museum
Aspects of Art Lecture, by Dr Penelope Curtis, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.


British Academy Debates

Inequalities - 2016