The British Academy has been awarded the largest ever single grant in the humanities and social sciences by the Wolfson Foundation.

The grant from the independent charity that supports and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, the arts and humanities, education and health and disability, will see the British Academy deliver a transformative programme to support early career researchers, develop an international community of scholars and create an intellectual hub at the Academy’s home on Carlton House Terrace in London.

Alongside these initiatives, the British Academy will also undertake a significant enhancement of its facilities at its historic home in Carlton House Terrace – a Nash building previously home to Prime Minister William Gladstone. This will transform existing basement space into an intellectual hub, complete with a 200+ seat auditorium with in-built AV facilities, exhibition and networking space, and a state-of-the-art media suite It will also allow the Academy to expand its events programme, bringing the humanities and social sciences to a wider public audience.