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In May 2015 the British Academy explores the fantastical and the magical with a week of free events on fairy tales and folk tales. Authors, academics, cultural figures and writers will explore some of the oldest genres in literature.The week launches with an In Conversation with author and critic Marina ...
15 Apr 2015
The British Academy shares the concerns of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Languages, Speak to the Future, UCML and others on the planned withdrawal of GCSE and A Level exams in lesser taught languages. The ability to speak a foreign language is vital to cultural understanding, growth, economic competitiveness, ...
26 Mar 2015
The Academy is delighted to announce that 34 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 actively engage in career development through organising interdisciplinary events for other Early Career Researchers. ...
26 Mar 2015
The British Academy launches a new global competition today (19 March 2015) in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) that will enable outstanding research teams to identify new initiatives that can help developing countries tackle the scourge of corruption and the negative impact it has on ...
19 Mar 2015
Lord Stern of Brentford today received the Joseph A. Schumpeter Award 2015. The award was presented to him by Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science and Member of the City Senate of Vienna at a ceremony held in the Austrian National Bank.The Schumpeter Award is funded ...
13 Mar 2015
The British Academy is inviting applications from schools, colleges and other education providers, including supplementary schools, that encourage excellence in language learning. A total of 14 awards of £4,000 will be made to winners around the UK, plus an extra £2,000 for two national winners.The British Academy are looking for ...
12 Mar 2015
Dr Robin Jackson, Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy said:“The British Academy welcomes today’s report ‘The Business of People’ from the Campaign for Social Science. In particular we support its emphasis on the need to use the UK’s 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 EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, by €2.7 billion. These are deep and damaging cuts, particularly affecting the EU’s ability to ...
18 Feb 2015

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