Humanities in a Changing World

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Wednesday 29 May 2024 (18:00-19:00)

Professor Julia Black delivers the second in our Transformative Humanities lecture series

We have seen a persistent decline in the study of humanities subjects at school and in universities, though the picture is mixed both across subjects and across the UK.  It is also clear that humanities departments are bearing the brunt of recent university cuts.   To reverse those trends, humanities need to find different ways to articulate its value, and to show how humanities are responding in our changing world. 

This lecture  will be followed by a drinks reception in the Exchange


Julia Black is President of the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences. She is also Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was Pro Director of Research from 2014-19 and interim Director of LSE from 2016-17. Julia holds a number of other roles, notably she is an External Member of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Committee, Senior Independent Member of the Board of the UK Research and Innovation Council, a member of the Council of Science and Technology and a member of the Board of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Julia is also a director of Zinc, a social sciences, mission based incubator.
You can read her full biography here.