A deep divide has opened up between Britain's highest earners, mostly working in Londons financial sector, and millions of 'cling on professionals' struggling to sustain a middle class lifestyle, according to a detailed analysis of almost 40 years of labour market data carried out for the Financial Times by Professor Steve Machin and his colleague Professor Brian Bell.
19 Feb 2014
In his Financial Times column Professor John Kay criticises 'the philistine fixation with temporary utility' recently demonstrated in the US Senate and elsewhere. Referencing the British Academys Prospering Wisely publication, he talks about the value of academic research and the enduring power of ideas 'which frame the world we live in'.
19 Feb 2014
British Academy President Lord Stern warns in a front page article in The Guardian that the recent extreme weather events seen in the UK and overseas are a clear sign that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change which it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore.
14 Feb 2014
Emeritus Professor R Geraint Gruffydd will be presented with the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, at a ceremony on Saturday 15 February. The Medal will be presented to Professor Gruffydd in recognition of his notable contribution to learning and scholarship and to Wales. Awarded for the first time in 1883, the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion provides formal recognition of the distinguished contribution many individuals have given to Wales in different walks of life. The medal will be presented by Professor Dafydd Johnston, director of the Centre for ...
10 Feb 2014
Lord Woolf, author of an independent report into the governance of the International Cricket Council, has criticised current moves to concentrate power in the hands of three countries, India, England and Australia.
7 Feb 2014
Economic and Social Research Council chief executive Professor Paul Boyle has been appointed as the next vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester. He will take over on 1 October from Sir Robert Burgess, who is retiring. Further information is available on the TLS website
31 Jan 2014
During his recent trip to Davos, British Academy President Lord Stern was interviewed by The Independent. He answered questions about fracking, the UKs green energy needs and the 'green government' for the paper's 'Big Questions' slot. The interview also appears online here
29 Jan 2014
Professor Sir Richard J Evans has been awarded the 2014 Historical Association's Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History. The award recognises 'an outstanding contribution to History' by an important contemporary advocate of historical research and learning. Sir Richard J Evans is Regius Professor of History and President of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 he made a significant contribution through articles in the daily and weekly press to the campaign to induce the Department of Education to withdraw the draft National History Curriculum and ...
27 Jan 2014
Writing in The Guardian, Professor Richard J Evans has said that the education secretary's attack on first world war historians is no way to conduct the debate he claims he wants to encourage.
14 Jan 2014
Professor Michael Fulford, who leads a major multi-year excavation at Roman town Silchester, has discovered the remains of possibly the largest known timber structure of Iron Age Britain
14 Jan 2014
Avi Shlaim: 'Ariel Sharon's legacy is the empowerment of some of the worst elements in Israel's dysfunctional politics’
Professor Avi Shlaim has written an article for The Guardian in which he concludes that the former Prime Minister of Israels legacy was to empower and embolden some of the most racist, xenophobic, expansionist, and intransigent elements in Israel's dysfunctional political system.
14 Jan 2014
Professor Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery, was profiled in the Financial Times on 4 January, ahead of the innovative National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2014-2016.
7 Jan 2014
Professor Linda Colley is presenting a series of fifteen lunchtime programmes on BBC Radio 4 exploring the complex forces that have brought together and divided the peoples of the British Isles across the centuries, with three further Friday evening Omnibus broadcasts. She also writes about the series in The Guardian.
7 Jan 2014