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The British Academy has launched Rethinking State Fragility, a collection of essays from independent analysts and seasoned practitioners that illustrates some of the challenges and contestation in working in areas of conflict and insecurity, and offers insights for future practice and policy.In this collection there are contributions by Professor Mats ...
20 May 2015
The President of the British Academy, Lord Stern, has written to the new Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.  Lord Stern said: "I have congratulated them on their appointments and said that the Academy looks ...
14 May 2015
The British Academy has today launched its call for evidence for a new project on interdisciplinarity in research and higher education.The call for evidence will ask individual academics, university management, funders and publishers about their experiences of engaging with interdisciplinarity, the success stories and the challenges.  The ...
12 May 2015
The British Academy's fourth biennial Literature Week takes place this week (11-17 May). It explores the magical world of fairy tales and folk tales, literary genres which transcend cultural, historical and national boundaries. Highlights include author and critic Marina Warner in conversation with award-winning ...
11 May 2015
The British Academy has today published 'Roman Sculpture from London and the South East' by Penny Coombe, Francis Grew, Kevin Hayward and Martin Henig. It showcases a collection of over 200 stone and bronze works of art from over 30 institutions, private collections and archaeological units gathered together for the ...
1 May 2015
The British Academy welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the Nurse Review of the Research Councils. Led by Sir Paul Nurse, the review seeks to explore how research councils can support research most effectively. In summary, the British Academy says: We strongly support the current structure of dual support ...
27 Apr 2015
The British Academy welcomes the news that the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has written to exam boards guaranteeing 'the future of 'lesser taught language' qualifications and committed to an immediate consultation if exam officials press ahead with plans to drop languages including Polish, Turkish, Gujarati, Bengali and Panjabi'.Professor Nigel ...
22 Apr 2015
Artist Patrick Hughes has produced a version of his recent work A Study of the Studiolo for the British Academy. It's a welcome addition to the collection of artworks already adorning the walls of 10-11 Carlton House Terrace. Fellows, staff and visitors to the British Academy can see Hughes' reverse ...
22 Apr 2015
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

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