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Responding to the Government's announcement of £150m in-year cuts to university teaching and research budgets, Lord Stern, President of the British Academy, said today (24 July 2015): "A serious growth strategy to raise UK productivity and promote innovation must place investment in research and development at its core. All areas ...
24 Jul 2015
The British Academy is one of 24 leading institutions who have  have called on national governments to take immediate action if they want to avert the serious risks posed by climate change.A joint communiqué published today brings together a diverse range of organisations from across the sciences, social sciences, arts, ...
21 Jul 2015
Revd Professor William Owen Chadwick OM KBE, President of the British Academy between 1981 and 1985, has died at the age of 99.As President, he oversaw the British Academy’s move in 1982 to a new home at 20-21 Cornwall Terrace, overlooking Regent’s Park – premises which were formally opened by ...
20 Jul 2015
Alun Evans, former Director of the Scotland Office, has today (17 July 2015) taken up his new post as Chief Executive of the British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.In his previous role Alun headed the Whitehall department which made the case for Scotland ...
17 Jul 2015
The British Academy has today elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 18 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research, taking the total number of living Fellows to over one thousand for the first time. At its Annual General Meeting (16 July 2015), the Academy welcomed the new ...
16 Jul 2015
The findings of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management have been published. The report, 'The Metric Tide', looks at the potential uses and limitations of research metrics and indicators, exploring their use within institutions and across disciplines.The four UK funding bodies that manage ...
9 Jul 2015
The British Academy and the British Institute of Persian Studies today release a paper highlighting the obstacles to academic collaboration between the UK and Iran, and recommend how these might be overcome. Academic mobility and sustained collaboration between UK and ...
6 Jul 2015
The Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Royal Society have today (19 June) announced the first round of recipients of their new research funding scheme, the Newton Advanced Fellowships. The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their ...
26 Jun 2015
A dramatic improvement in the UK population's mastery of basic numeracy and statistics needs to happen if the country is to take advantage of the data revolution now sweeping the globe. That's the verdict of a major British Academy report  ...
25 Jun 2015
The British Academy has unveiled its Autumn programme of over 20 events which highlight fascinating new research and shed light of a range on human and social issues. Highlights include Thomas Cromwell Re-imagined, featuring author Hilary Mantell, actor Ben Miles and BBC4's Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch. This panel disussion will take place ...
17 Jun 2015

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