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British Academy Review, Issue 17, March 2011

This issue shows the activities of the British Academy contributing to policy and other topical issues.

There are also a range of articles with a medieval theme - drawing both on the British Academy's 'Medieval Week' held in November 2010, and on the rich variety of longstanding British Academy Research Projects that produce resources for the study of medieval history.

The issue concludes with some appreciations of the value of humanities and social sciences subjects.

The whole issue may be downloaded in PDF format (4 MB). The articles listed below in blue are also available separately in PDF format.


The coalition starts its white-knuckle ride (114 KB), Martin Kettle

The recession and stress at work (159 KB), Professor Tarani Chandola

Britain, Germany and Social Europe, 1973-2020 (190 KB), Sir Tony Atkinson FBA

Social mobility: drivers and policy responses revisited (84 KB), Professor Anthony Heath FBA and Dr Anna Zimdars

Conflict resolution and reconciliation: An Irish perspective (146 KB), Dáithí O’Ceallaigh

British Academy President’s Medal (133 KB)


Medieval scenes

Personifications of Old Age in medieval poetry: Charles d’Orléans (129 KB), Professor Ad Putter

The medieval Welsh poetry associated with Owain Glyndwr (332 KB), Professor Gruffydd Aled Williams

Forging the Anglo-Saxon past: Beverley Minster in the 14th century (186 KB), Dr David Woodman

The acts of medieval English bishops, illustrated (381 KB), Dr Martin Brett

Propaganda in the Mongol ‘World History’ (1238 KB), Professor Robert Hillenbrand FBA

Portable Christianity: Relics in the Medieval West (c.700-1200) (155 KB), Professor Julia Smith

The stone sculptures of Anglo-Saxon England (205 KB), Professor Rosemary Cramp FBA and Professor Richard N Bailey

The survival of stained glass in Sefton, Lancashire (271 KB), Dr Penny Hebgin-Barnes

Medieval British philosophers (239 KB), Professor John Marenbon FBA


The value of area studies (147 KB), Liz Lightfoot

Lost in translation: ‘Language matters more and more’ (66 KB)

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the Modern University (176 KB), Rt Hon David Willetts MP