A new (academic) year begins

Those of you who have been following our August blogs will know that the BSR is a quieter place over the summer, giving staff the chance to work hard behind the scenes to prepare everything for the next academic year, and providing our monthly residents with the perfect environment for their research and practice.

However this week is when all of that changes! 1 September marks the beginning of the BSR’s academic year 2016-17 bringing with it many new and exciting lectures, exhibitions and conferences in our upcoming events programme (details of our September events are available on our website).

Our library has been open to the public since Monday with its newly inventoried 110,000 books and periodicals available for reference, and we are looking forward to the arrival of a whole new cohort of award-holders who will be arriving in early October.


Assistant Director Tom True says, ‘With another dazzlingly refulgent events programme this autumn, the BSR is once more a top destination for engaging with innovative and creative research. We are proud that this term’s programme of conferences, lectures and other academic events, delivered in collaboration with scores of international scholars and partner institutions, supports and showcases research at its best, while making these events open to the public. We commence on 14 September with Dame Fiona Reynolds, former director-general of the National Trust, who will investigate collaborating for the cultural heritage of the world: the role of public-private partnerships in discussion with the great Professor Andrea Carandini.’

All images taken by Paul Barker © Country Life