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The British Academy has today published a report on the ongoing shift from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) pensions. The report is published in advance of the first British Academy Debate to discuss ageing: Benefit or Burden? Coming to terms with ageing Britain, which takes place in London ...
25 Feb 2014
The British Academy has launched Prospering Wisely, a multimedia publication and series of events that aim to kick-start a national conversation about the place of humanities and social science research in our society.Prospering Wisely argues that we need to think about the nature of 'prosperity' in much broader terms than ...
12 Feb 2014
As the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills today announces the science and research financial allocations for 2015-2016, Lord Stern, President of the British Academy said:I welcome confirmation that funding for science and research in 2015-16, despite reports to the contrary, will ...
10 Feb 2014
Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers has been published by Oxford University Press. It is edited by Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and John Gowlett. It represents the culmination of a project supported by the largest single grant ever made by the British Academy.The ...
7 Feb 2014
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy have joined forces to commission Oakleigh Consulting to carry out a study into support for individuals in the Arts and Humanities community immediately following their doctorate, and specifically those who are hoping to pursue an academic career (or began ...
3 Feb 2014
Applications for the British Academy Schools Language Awards 2014 have now opened. The awards are open for applications from around the UK for projects that encourage large numbers of students to take languages to advanced and degree level. A total of fourteen awards of £4,000 ...
31 Jan 2014
Being Human, the UK's first national festival dedicated to demonstrating the value, vitality and relevance of humanities research, has been officially launched today (23 January 2014). Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy ...
23 Jan 2014
Twenty-seven Fellows of British Academy - historians, political scientists and academic lawyers - have written a letter to The Guardian expressing concern at the revelation that up to 1.2 million files and documents have ...
23 Jan 2014
New for 2014, the British Academy is launching a series of free debates to encourage the public to discuss some of the most important challenges of our time and show the role academic research plays in helping us understand and address them. The British Academy Debates will look in turn at ...
22 Jan 2014
The British Academy has today published a collection of nine proposals from leading social scientists setting out ways that local authorities could improve the health of their communities and reduce health inequalities. Within a year of the responsibility for public health being transferred from the NHS to local authorities, this ...
16 Jan 2014

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