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The British Academy today announces the winners of its 2014 prizes and medals, which will be formally celebrated at the British Academys annual awards ceremony on 25 November 2014.For the first time, the Academy has awarded the Neil and Saras Smith Medal. This Medal will be awarded annually to recognise ...
24 Jul 2014
The British Academy has announced the extension of the Academy Research Project portfolio to include support for five research projects in the social sciences. The five new projects (selected from 22 proposals submitted) have been recognised for the excellence of their scholarship, and the promise and exciting nature of their ...
23 Jul 2014
At its Annual General Meeting today, the British Academy elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 19 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research. The new Fellows span the full range of the Academy's subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to ...
17 Jul 2014
The humanities and social sciences are an outstanding investment in what really matters in the future of the UK and the world more generally, the British Academys President, Lord Stern, said yesterday (17 July 2014).Speaking at its Annual General Meeting of Fellows , he said that the Academys two overarching ...
17 Jul 2014
The British Academy welcomes the Manifesto for Languages by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages, which calls on all political parties to demonstrate a commitment to promoting language learning in their 2015 election manifestoes. The APPG argues that we need better foreign language skills in the UK not ...
14 Jul 2014
The UK's four national academies - the British Academy, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences - have jointly responded to the Government's Consultation on Proposals for Long-Term Capital Investment in Science and Research. You can read the ...
8 Jul 2014
In a letter today, the Presidents of the British Academy, the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences have called for a wider debate on the risks facing academic research if Scotland becomes an independent country.   They said: "We believe that if separation were to occur, research not only in ...
5 Jul 2014
The British Academy has today published a report, which urges that the UK stop relying so heavily on imprisonment as a form of punishment. Instead of imprisoning so many people for so long, the new report argues that in many cases, alternative measures will provide better, and more sustainable, long ...
3 Jul 2014
The British Academy has welcomed today's Royal Society report Vision for science and mathematics education as an important contribution to the continued discussion about the future of the country's education system, and how the UK can provide the best pathways for students at all ...
26 Jun 2014
The British Academy today announces that Alun Evans, currently Director of the Scotland Office, is to be its next Chief Executive.  He takes over next year from Dr Robin Jackson, who has been Chief Executive and Secretary since 2006. Announcing the appointment, the Academys President, Professor Nicholas Stern (Lord Stern of ...
20 Jun 2014

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