Wednesday 19 November 2014

Monday 17 November 2014

  • 'Being Human' illuminates the humanities at Senate House

    School of Advanced Study

    Thousands of people across the UK flocked to the start of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, which opened on 15 November with a staggering 46 public events. They are just part of a major programme of more than 150 free talks, workshops, exhibitions and... read more

Wednesday 12 November 2014

  • Digital humanities boost for the School of Advanced Study

    School of Advanced Study

    The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS), has appointed its first chair in digital humanities. Professor Lorna Hughes joins SAS from her current post as University of Wales chair in digital collections and will take up her new position on 1 February 2015. Professor Hughes,... read more

  • IALS to host new Centre for Law and Information Policy

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has launched an ambitious plan to boost its research into data law and policy. By creating the new Centre for Law and Information Policy (CLIP), IALS will extend its research looking at the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and... read more

Thursday 06 November 2014

Wednesday 05 November 2014

Monday 03 November 2014

  • The essence of being human - you’ve got to be joking

    School of Advanced Study

    Is laughter a laughing matter? Can jokes tell us something important about who we are, and what it means to be human? From 15 to 23 November, the Being Human festival of the humanities will be exploring precisely these questions. This national festival, organised by the University of London’s... read more

Thursday 23 October 2014

Wednesday 22 October 2014

  • Institute of English Studies Fellow wins Ben Jonson literary prize

    Institute of English Studies

    Professor Brian Vickers, FBA, (IES senior research fellow) has won the 2014 Beverley Rogers Literary Award for an article on 17th-century playwright, Ben Jonson. This annual prize is given to the writer of the best essay in each year’s volume of the Ben Jonson Journal, a twice-a-year review... read more

Tuesday 21 October 2014


Green-washed photo of woman wearing fashion dress

Visit our Being Human festival website to see the over 150 free events the School is leading across the UK.



Young girl gazing over rubble

The Refugee Law Initiative is pioneering a distance learning course on refugee and migration studies to play its part in addressing the problems caused by the escalating global refugee crisis.