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What makes a good political leader? How have leaders in government changed over time, from the divine right of kings to the modern age of social media?One year on from the General Election and with the US Presidential race in full swing, join authors, academics and journalists in a month ...
22 Apr 2016
The British Academy has contributed oral and written evidence which has been used in a Lords Science and Technology Committee report on the influence of EU membership on UK science. Read the submitted  ...
20 Apr 2016
The British Academy has welcomed today’s announcement from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills on the clause in government grants.Commenting on the announcement Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said: ‘The British Academy welcomes today’s announcement of the government’s intention that science and research bodies, including the National Academies, ...
19 Apr 2016
In its response to the independent review of the REF chaired by President of the British Academy Lord Stern, the British Academy has welcomed the Government's recent commitment to the dual support system. Quality Related funding distributed through the REF is crucial, especially for the humanities and social sciences.The British ...
4 Apr 2016
The British Academy has today published Born Global.  Born Global is a resource for the languages community to use to help make the case for the importance and value of studying languages.Born Global consists of quantitative and qualitative data on the complex relationship between language learning and employability. Each data ...
31 Mar 2016
Called Reflections on Economics, the report published today, written by Timothy Besley FBA London School of Economics, Lord Gus O'Donnell Hon FBA and Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, follows a series of wide-ranging forums in 2014/15 for careful examination of, and reflection on the ...
31 Mar 2016
The British Academy has today announced the recipients of its Skills Innovator Awards for 2016. The awards extend the Academy’s support to promote innovative research methods using languages and quantitative skills, through skills development, acquisition, collaboration and dissemination. The awards enable researchers with outstanding ideas for the development of skills in ...
29 Mar 2016
The British Academy is pleased to announce that 29 awards have been made through the British Academy's Rising Star Engagement (BARSEA) Scheme. This scheme provides funding of up to £15,000 to distinguished Early Career Researchers to assist their career development through organising interdisciplinary events for other Early Career Researchers. This year's ...
29 Mar 2016
Paul Heywood has given oral evidence to the International Development Committee, as part of its Tackling corruption overseas inquiry. Professor Heywood, Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham, is leading the British Academy/DFID Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) partnership, a £3.6 million initiative to support leading international ...
22 Mar 2016
Shakespeare On Tour will broadcast the first of over 200 stories across BBC Local Radio stations and regional television in England and at bbc.co.uk/shakespeareontour today (Monday 21 March). To help bring these stories to life, the BBC has been working with the British Library to unearth stories from their ...
21 Mar 2016

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