Science and scholarship in a changing Europe

Science and scholarship in a changing Europe

Join us for this celebratory event marking 30 years of the European Review (1993-2023).

Hybrid event: Monday 3rd July 2023, Wolfson College, Lee Hall, University of Cambridge

In 1988, a new and unique pan-European academy of sciences, humanities and letters was created as the means to express ideas and opinions of scientists and scholars from across Europe. The Foundation Meeting of Academia Europaea was held in Cambridge, chaired by its first President Sir Arnold Burgen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1985-1989). The new Academy’s broad objectives were to cover all disciplines, facilitate interdisciplinary discourse, provide independent advice, facilitate the mobility of scholars and improve the public understanding of science. From its first plenary meeting of 627 members, today’s Academy has grown into a thriving organisation of over 5,000 members. 

In 1993, the Academy’s journal, European Review, was launched to reflect the Academy’s mission to foster discourse and cooperation between the disciplines. Initially published by Wiley, European Review is now published by Cambridge University Press. In his first editorial, Sir Arnold, as founding Editor-in-Chief, set out his vision for the journal as the means to publish articles of wide interest to readers from a variety of backgrounds. With a focus on interdisciplinarity, the first volume published articles on topics related to science advice, migration, materials science, the future of museums, nation states and human rights. 

The period since 1988 has been one of remarkable changes to the political, economic, scientific and cultural landscape of the continent of Europe. Our symposium sets out to reflect and debate some of these changes, as we mark the 30th anniversary of the European Review and 35 years since the founding of Academia Europaea. 

Further information

Programme details to follow shortly. Register here to attend the event in person.

Posted 16th March 2023. For further information please contact

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