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The British Academy has announced the fourth series of British Academy Debates to be held in autumn 2015 on energy and the envrionment.These free events will bring together academics, experts and leading figures including Lord Nicholas Stern (President of the British Academy and Chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate ...
3 Sep 2015
The British Academy will be hosting this year's Samuel Johnson Prize shortlist event, which will take place on Tuesday 27 October.Chaired by James Naughtie (BBC Radio 4's Today Programme), the event will offer the chance to hear from the authors shortlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. This will be ...
1 Sep 2015
The British Academy has welcomed discussions around the supply of maths teachers, sparked by the 2015 GCSE results, and expressed concerns over take up in foreign language GCSEs.Improving the quality of quantitative skills teaching in schools and colleges was one of the key recommendations in the British Academy's recent report ...
21 Aug 2015
The British Academy has commented on this week’s A Level results.Alun Evans, Chief Executive of the British Academy, said:"We welcome the increase in STEM take up – particularly in mathematics. Our recent report, Count Us In, argued that our schools and colleges need to be ...
14 Aug 2015
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

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