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Nicholas Sims-Williams gives lecture at Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams gave the Academy Lecture in the Humanities and Social Sciences on 'From philology to history: Deciphering the language of ancient Afghanistan' at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on 7 March.
British Academy Fellows appear on BBC Radio 4 Today programme
To mark the 100th anniversary of the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, Fellows of the British Academy Professor Robert Service and Catherine Merridale appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme to discuss how Russia is remembering the 1917 Revolutions.
Baroness Onora O'Neill awarded the Holberg Prize
Former President of the British Academy, Baroness Onora O’Neill, has been awarded the prestigious Holberg Prize by the Norwegian parliament for her work in the field of philosophy and for shedding light on the pressing ethical questions of our time The Holberg Prize is one of the largest international prizes awarded annually to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law or theology.
Lord Stern marks 10th anniversary of the Stern Review on Climate Change
President of the British Academy Professor Lord Stern will give two lectures to mark the tenth anniversary of the ‘The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review'. On 27 October, he will give a public lecture at LSE on ‘Growth, Infrastructure and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review’. On 28 October, he will deliver a keynote speech at an international meeting at the Royal Society on ‘The Stern Review +10: new opportunities for growth and development’, organised by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
Nancy Cartwright FBA takes part in Institute of Art and Ideas debate
Watch Professor Nancy Cartwright FBA, Professor of Philosophy, Durham University and UC San Diego, in a debate entitled 'Explaining the inexplicable: is explanation an illusion?' at the Institute of Art and Ideas. Professor Cartwright appeared alongside Piers Corbyn and James Ladyman. The event was chaired by David Malone.
British Academy President and seven Fellows honoured by Academy of Social Sciences
The British Academy President, Lord Stern has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, alongside seven Fellows of the British Academy: Professor Nancy Cartwright, Professor David Clark, Professor Peter Fonagy, Professor John Kay CBE, Professor Lord (Richard) Layard of Highgate, Professor David McCrone, and Lord O’Donnell GCB.
Mary's Beard's SPQR longlisted for non-fiction literature prize
Professor Mary Beard's SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome has been longlisted for the 2016 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature.
Jacqueline Rose reviews The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
What might be the relationship between a truncated sentence and a truncated life? What drives syntax askew, makes language stall completely or spill over its proper borders, mess with itself? asks Jacqueline Rose in her review of The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride for London Review of Books.
T.P. Wiseman reviews Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature
The beginning of Latin literature was a datable event. At one moment it didn’t exist, and then after the production of a play in Latin by a man called Livius, it did. That at least is what Cicero seems to say two hundred years later, writes T.P. Wiseman in his review of Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature by Denis Feeney for London Review of Books.
Adam Roberts gives oral evidence to the House of Lords Inquiry into the UK’s Priorities for the New UN Secretary-General
Professor Adam Roberts, Senior Research Fellow in International Relations at Oxford University, gave oral evidence on 20 July 2016 to the House of Lords International Relations Committee, Inquiry into the UK’s Priorities for the New UN Secretary-General.
Daedalus on political leadership
Professor Archie Brown accepted an invitation from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to be guest editor of a special issue of their journal, Daedalus, on political leadership. That issue – Vol. 145, No. 3, Summer 2016 – has now been published. Brown, is author of the Introduction to the issue and of ‘Against the Führerprinzip: For Collective Leadership’ (pp. 109-123). Professors Anthony King, Stephen D. Reicher, and Alfred Stepan also contributed to the publication.
Fellows contribute to Radio 4 A Point of View 'After the vote' programme
A series of Radio 4's A Point of View programme called 'After the Vote' looks at the aftermath of the EU Referendum, speakers are: Onora O'Neill, John Gray, Peter Hennessy, Roger Scruton and Mary Beard.