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The British Academy 6h
"For linguists, all accents are equally interesting... modern-day linguistics celebrates accent diversity, in a radical departure from the tradition of accent softening and elocution coaching." Dr on the history of studying accents:
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The British Academy 8h
"Existing models of philanthropy are good at enabling donors to give away money, but rarely ask them to give away power... if 21st-century philanthropy is to see a shift from generosity to justice, this must change." –
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The British Academy 12h
“Without a doubt, the humanities and social sciences are among this country’s greatest strengths and it is critical that the next government does all it can to exploit their vast potential” – Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy
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The British Academy 14h
“Although digital campaigning tools may help parties to win elections, they also have significant side effects for the way democracy occurs.” and examine the rise of digital campaigning and its implications.
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The British Academy 19h
“Sir David Butler provides us with the intellectual architecture that we still use to understand how the electoral system inside the UK works in practice, how voters behave and why they make the choices they do” – Sir John Curtice FBA
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The British Academy Dec 11
"Mao is seen as the first major Communist thinker to champion the revolutionary potential of an impoverished rural majority. Yet – both in China and beyond – the rural poor have suffered most at the hands of Mao’s theories & practices." – Julia Lovell FBA
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Future Earth Dec 6
. received “10 New Insights in Climate Science” 2019 at . The report summarizes recent Earth system science, policy, public health & economic research. Now available: [THREAD]
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The British Academy Dec 11
"The increasing use of targeted political advertising and data-driven campaigning has given rise to new concerns and caused many aspects of the current practice to be called into doubt." – and
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The British Academy Dec 11
"The welfare state is now on the defensive. British society has become more diverse, divided and unequal. Social policy has responded by developing further new areas of interest". Professor FBA explains :
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The British Academy Dec 10
Purposeful businesses will be essential contributors to solving the global challenges of the 21st century, best expressed in an integrated way by the Goals.
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The British Academy Dec 10
“The UK is world-renowned for its leadership and expertise in the and ...Ground-breaking ideas have transformed the UK and the world, bringing enormous social, economic and cultural advantages." –Professor Sir David Cannadine PBA
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The British Academy Dec 10
For the 's Goals to be truly transformative for women, it is crucial to ensure that they are infused with a transformative understanding of .
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The British Academy Dec 10
“My great thinker is G. L. S. Shackle: an economist slightly forgotten but whose contributions are highly relevant to some of the contemporary problems we face.” – Professor John Kay FBA
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The British Academy Dec 10
"Menstrual activism has opened up global conversations that challenge the dominant cultural narrative of ...aiming to make it visible and to recognise the differing individual experiences of people who menstruate." – &
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SoundingOutItaly Dec 9
presents a lecture-recital, "Italian Voices" at , Cambridge, on 13 Jan, 7 PM. Find out more and book a free ticket on
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The British Academy Dec 9
On , read the 's piece on Professor Esther Duflo FBA, winner of the 2019 economics prize, and her research on finding practical solutions to the small questions in development economics:
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The British Academy Dec 9
How has America been depicted in video games? Dr John Wills examines the different themes and scenarios in over time, from the first commercial release in 1972 to present day gaming:
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The British Academy Dec 9
"For better or for worse, the human mind is infinitely complex, and we’ll never fully understand it. Studying the mind will therefore forever be an important human endeavour, whether its implications are immediate or not." - Dr Alon Zivony
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The British Academy Dec 9
Co-founder of the and political economy specialist at Richard Murphy writes for on how proposals in our Principles for Purposeful Business report could shape the accounting industry.
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The British Academy Dec 9
Join us on Monday 27 January to hear Dr Toby Green, winner of our 2019 Prize, in conversation with about his book , and what it reveals about Africa’s history and relationship with Europe:
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