British Academy Policy Centre
The British Academy Policy Centre oversees a programme of activities including reports and events, which engage expertise within the humanities and social sciences to shed light on wider public policy issues. The Policy Centre was launched in October 2009.
For further details see About the Policy Centre.
The British Academy and The Learned Society of Wales present two conferences designed to analyse the complex relations between Wales and the United Kingdom as a whole, and with Europe. The London conference will analyse Welsh devolution from a multitude of perspectives, looking at the historical and social ties between Wales, the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe. What next for devolution? Registration is now open for this event.
9 April 2013 Public Policy in an Uncertain World
On 27 March 2013 cemmap (The Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, an ESRC Centre hosted at the IFS) and the British Academy Policy Centre held a lecture by Professor Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University and an International Fellow of cemmap. This was followed by a response from Lord Gus O'Donnell. Click on the link above to watch videos from the event.
22 February 2013 Enlightening the Constitutional Debate
The British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh have launched a series of ten events to Enlighten the Constitutional Debate in advance of the forthcoming referendum on Scotland’s future relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom.
This report, written by Professor Michael Moran FBA, examines whether the legitimacy of business – its ability to command some sort of moral authority – is in decline.
24 January 2013 British Academy publishes guide for head teachers and governors on school league tables
The British Academy Policy Centre has today published a short guide on school league tables for head teachers and governors.