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Published on Dec 13, 2013
Presentation delivered 3 December 2013 by Professor Alan Williams (University of Manchester), newly appointed BA/Wolfson Research Professor.
Thanks to the generosity of the Wolfson Foundation, the British Academy was able to offer four new Research Professorships to be taken up from the autumn of 2013.
The purpose of these awards is to give an opportunity for extended research leave to a small number of the most outstanding established scholars to enable them to concentrate on a significant research programme, while freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. Emphasis is also placed by the Academy and the Foundation on the importance of award-holders communicating their plans and results to a broad audience.