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The British Academy issued the following statement today, 18 December, on the publication of REF 2014:  The results of REF 2014 provide powerful evidence of the leading position of UK research internationally and of the value that research delivers. REF 2014 reports improved performance across the disciplinary spectrum, and the ...
18 Dec 2014
The British Academy has given a positive welcome to the Governments emphasis on the strategic importance of investing in academic research, set out in its Science and Innovation Strategy, published today.  Academy Vice-President Professor Roger Kain said: Its very good to see this clear Government recognition of the vital connection between ...
17 Dec 2014
Ahead of the results of the 2014 research assessment framework (REF) for UK universities being announced on 18 December, the Presidents of the British Academy and the Royal Society, Lord Stern and Sir Paul Nurse, have called for a review of the system, and the monetary and human resource costs ...
11 Dec 2014
The British Academys Foreign Secretary & Vice-President, Professor Dame Helen Wallace, has written today to the Prime Minister expressing the Academys concerns with the European Commissions proposal to take ¬2.7 billion from the European Unions research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Dame ...
10 Dec 2014
Responding to the announcement about loans for postgraduate study in today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, British Academy Chief Executive Dr Robin Jackson said:"We are delighted to note the Chancellor's recognition of the importance of science and research, and the announcement of a new government-backed loan system ...
3 Dec 2014
Eddie Izzard, stand-up comedian, writer and actor, has been named the Guardians Public Language Champion for 2014. The award, voted for by Guardian readers, recognises the commitment and passion shown by a public figure in the importance of language to British society. The award was announced today as part of the ...
28 Nov 2014
In a public statement sent to the main political party leaders, the British Academy warns today that constitutional change should not be entered into unadvisedly or lightly or rushed and proposes three crucial tests any new constitutional changes should meet. Drawing on ...
27 Nov 2014
Outstanding contribution to research in the humanities and social sciences is to be celebrated tonight at the British Academy Prizes and Medals Ceremony 2014. Each year the British Academy awards a range of prizes and medals on the recommendation of specialist committees.  Two new awards will be made for the ...
25 Nov 2014
Radio 3 is set to broadcast five essays on the theme of voice and radio, recorded in front of an audience at the British Academy in October 2014, to celebrate the Dylan Thomas Centenary. Made as part of The Essay series, the first of five programmes will be broadcast tonight ...
24 Nov 2014
The BordeauxDublin Letters, 1757: Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad has won the Prix Brives-Cazes prize, awarded by the Académie Nationale des Sciences Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux. The book consists of 125 letters ...
20 Nov 2014

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