Humanities, Arts and Social Science disciplines teach us to analyse, interpret, create, communicate and collaborate with rigour, clarity and energy – crucial skills for today’s graduates and employers, as well as critical attributes for addressing the many issues which matter to people today.
These subjects enable us to understand more profoundly the world around us and the people in it, through observation, analysis, translation and interpretation. They help us to be curious, creative and empathetic – and to assess what’s right and what’s wrong, what will work and what won’t, and what really matters in life.
Join Professor Dame Julia Black, President-Elect of the British Academy, Professor Helen Fulton, Vice President of the Learned Society of Wales, Professor Ambreena Manji, Professsor Elwen Evans, Swansea University and David Anderson, Director General, National Museum Wales, for this virtual roundtable discussion aimed at researchers, teachers, professionals, and policy makers.
We will consider the value of Humanities, Arts and Social Science research and learning to people and the economy, the challenges and opportunities facing these subjects, and how investment in these subjects, as well as STEM subjects, will help Wales achieve the well-being goals of the Future Generations Act.
Julia Black is President-elect of the British Academy and 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. She is also an External Member of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority, Senior Independent Member of the Board of the UK Research and Innovation Council, a member of the Council of Science and Technology and in July 2020 joined the Board of the Courtauld Institute of Art.