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British Academy Summer Showcase

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12 July 2024 to 13 July 2024 British Academy

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Discover a world of ideas.

The British Academy’s Summer Showcase, a free annual festival of ideas, returns from 12-13 July 2024. Throughout a relaxed Friday Late and Saturday’s family-friendly Showcase, engage with social sciences and humanities research that is shaping our world through interactive exhibits, workshops, screenings, performances and talks.

Eight exhibiting teams of researchers funded by the British Academy will bring their work to life – with subjects ranging from archaeology to international relations.

Professor Gary Younge will share “the books that made me”, and Zeinab Badawi, journalist and President of SOAS, and Professor David Olusoga, historian and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, will explore the UK’s history of migration. Experts including Genelle Aldred, Dr Shani Dhanda, Professor Des Freedman and Kieran Yates will tackle urgent topics from the UK housing crisis to the state of our media. These talks offer a preview of what’s to come with the British Academy’s brand-new public events programme, which commences from Autumn 2024.

Throughout the programme, speak directly with the researchers whose work is shaping our world. Join in, learn something unexpected and be inspired to think differently about the world around you.

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