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Talks & Activities

Talks & Activities

Join us for free pop-up talks and performances by our Summer Showcase exhibitors. 

Drop into the British Academy on 22-23 June, 11am-5pm for our first Summer Showcase. Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities. 

Friday 22 June

1.00pm 
South African Jazz 
Drop in for a live performance by South African Jazz musician Nduduzo Makhathini, in conjunction with the exhibit South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive.

 

Saturday 23 June

12.30pm
What does the history of masking tell us about youth, politics and insecurity in Nigeria?
David Pratten

Is 3D cinema only good for spectacle and novelty, or can it do more?
Nick Jones

Was the 2011 Syrian uprising an agrarian revolt?
Jennie Bradbury

 

1.00pm
What can our ancestors teach us about sleeping well?
Sasha Handley

Are the Armed Forces diverse enough?
Asma Mustafa

What do you remember about reading at school?
John Gordon 

 

1.00pm & 3.00pm
South African Jazz

Drop in for a live performance by South African Jazz musician Nduduzo Makhathini, in conjunction with the exhibit South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive.

Throughout both days of the Summer Showcase, you can also pick up a free Linguistics Puzzle, devised by Professor Dick Hudson FBA, in rooms around the British Academy.

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