Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’

By Nicholas Stern We live in a time when the world faces problems of trust in institutions and a weakening of confidence in existing ideas and models. The geo-political landscape is shifting fundamentally. Politicians in many countries, including the UK, are failing to inspire younger generations. The UK is seeing a decline in membership of political… Continue reading Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’

Being Human: a curator’s perspective

This is a guest post by Dr Michael Eades about the Being Human festival of the humanities.  Just before Easter, our steering committee met to discuss applications for funding for this year’s Being Human festival. Representatives from the School of Advanced Study, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the British Academy came together to… Continue reading Being Human: a curator’s perspective

‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely

On Wednesday 12th of February I went had breakfast at the House of Lords. Unfortunately, I can’t pretend that this is how I generally start my Wednesdays. I was invited to these grand surroundings on business, specifically to attend the launch of a new website and publication from the British Academy: Prospering Wisely: How the… Continue reading ‘I want to make the argument for poetry in our lives, whatever our discipline, whoever we are’; Reflecting on the Launch of Prospering Wisely