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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.


February 2016


TALK

Thursday 11 February 2016
Crisis of care (BBC Radio 3 recording)
Talk, by Madeleine Bunting, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday 16 February 2016
Does religion do more harm than good?
Panel Discussion, 5.30pm
Part of the British Academy's 'Faith' season
Venue: Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
FREE. Registration required.


March 2016


PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday 3 March 2016
Is true religion always extremist?
Panel discussion, 6.30pm
Part of the British Academy's 'Faith' season
Venue: Queen's University Belfast
FREE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Monday 7 March 2016
Rogier van der Weyden and the encounter between faith and art
British School at Rome Lecture, by Dr Gabriele Finaldi, 6pm
Part of the British Academy's 'Faith' season
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
FREE. Registration required.

CONFERENCE

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 March 2016
Empathy Neuroscience: Translational Relevance for Conflict Resolution
British Academy Conference, 9am to 5pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday 8 March 2016
Empathy in conflict resolution
Panel discussion, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

PUBLIC EVENT AND PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday 9 March 2016
Social media, place and policy
Public Event and Panel Discussion, 4.30pm
Venue: DigitasLBi, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
FREE. Registration required. 

LECTURE

Tuesday 15 March 2016
Social class mobility in modern Britain: Changing structure, constant process
Lecture in Sociology, by Dr John Goldthorpe FBA, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday 16 March 2016
Does good policy-making need historians?

Panel discussion, 6.30pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Wednesday 16 March 2016
Some reflections on the Persian writings of al-Ghazali
British Institute for Persian Studies Lecture, by Professor Carole Hillenbrand FBA, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Thursday 17 March 2016
Global corporations, local taxation: Facing the challenge
Anglo-German Foundation Lecture, by Professor Dr Clemens Fuest, 6pm
Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required. 

LECTURE

Tuesday 22 March 2016
Cúchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising
Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture by Professor Joep Leerssen, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not required.


April 2016


PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday 7 April 2016
Local talk in a global age
Panel discussion, 6pm
Venue: The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne
FREE. Registration required.

LECTURE

Tuesday 12 April 2016
Heroines’ tales
Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture, by Professor Helen Cooper FBA, 6pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration not 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.

TALK

Thursday 28 April 2016
Lessons in madness: Orlando Furioso on the operatic stage
Talk, 6-7.30pm
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London
FREE. Registration required.


May 2016


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. Registration required. 


June 2016


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.

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 Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London
FEE PAYABLE. Registration required.

TALK

Tuesday 28 June 2016
She said/he said
Talk, 6pm
Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 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