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Dr Robin Jackson, Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy said:The British Academy welcomes todays report The Business of People from the Campaign for Social Science. In particular we support its emphasis on the need to use the UKs world class strengths in social science to gain a better ...
24 Feb 2015
The British Academy and The Royal Society of Edinburgh have jointly responded to the proposals of the United Kingdom Government on further devolution. The joint submission raises concerns about the enduring nature of the proposals given the limited time available for consultation with civic Scotland and independent experts.The response also ...
20 Feb 2015
Being Human, the UK's only national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Humanities Research Council and the British Academy is now inviting applications from across the country for public event funding.Now in its second year, the festival will ...
18 Feb 2015
The British Academy has today released a statement on the proposed regulation to establish the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which would cut the EUs research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, by ¬2.7 billion. These are deep and damaging cuts, particularly affecting the EUs ability to ...
18 Feb 2015
The British Academy today hosts a two-day conference on equality and human rights with The Equality and Diversity Forum  and EDF Research Network.Beyond 2015 will explore and discuss how to reduce inequality by working more effectively across sectors and disciplines. Beginning by mapping the UKs progress on equality, human rights ...
12 Feb 2015
The British Academy in partnership with its fellow national academies has published a statement urging the new Government to build on our strengths and help make the UK the best place in the world to do research and innovation. 'Building a Stronger Future' sets out what the next Government will ...
10 Feb 2015
The Being Human festival will return in 2015. The second national festival of the humanities will run between 12-22 November. Being Human is the UKs only national festival dedicated to demonstrating the breadth, diversity and vitality of the humanities. During the inaugural festival in 2014 over 60 universities and cultural ...
3 Feb 2015
The British Academy welcomes the news that the latest UCAS figures, released Friday 30 January, show an overall 2% rise in applications to UK universities (including EU and international students). In particular, the Academy notes that UK applications for social studies have risen by 9%, for law ...
2 Feb 2015
In partnership with the British Council and the SOAS South Asia Institute, on 22 January 2015 the British Academy hosted a high-level policy roundtable with a focus on the current state of higher education in South Asia. The roundtable today brought together a select audience of policy makers and higher education ...
22 Jan 2015
The seventh round of Newton International Fellowships has been awarded jointly by two of the UKs national research academies the British Academy and the Royal Society.The Newton International Fellowships provide an opportunity for some of the most talented early career post-doctoral researchers working overseas to carry out ...
22 Jan 2015

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