Date released 7 January 2008 School Fellow, Professor Brian Vickers , has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List for services to literary scholarship.
The School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce that former First Parliamentary Counsel, Sir Geoffrey Bowman, will receive the degree of Doctor in Laws honori causa from the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Sir Graeme Davies, at the School’s Graduation Day on Friday 7 December.
For the second year running, the streets and buildings of Bloomsbury will come alive from 19th-21st October with a host of events and activities from the area’s creative, educational, and charitable organisations. Following the success of last year, the 2007 Festival will offer a superb programme packed with music, dance, theatre, film, photography, literature and debate.
Distinguished Economic Historian, Professor Sir Roderick Floud has been appointed Dean of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London. Sir Roderick replaces Professor Nicholas Mann, who retired at the end of July 2007 after seventeen years service to the School, the University and the academic community.
The results of a major, independent evaluation of the Public Defender Service (PDS) in England and Wales have today been published by The Stationery Office. (4 July 2007) The research involved a detailed comparison of the PDS and private criminal defence solicitors’ firms in six areas of the country (Birmingham, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Swansea, Pontypridd and Cheltenham). The main findings of the research were: that the PDS has been able to deliver high quality criminal defence, in most instances of an equal or higher standard than the best private criminal defence firms.
The Centre for Contemporary British History (CCBH) at the IHR is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Dr Richard Roberts. Previously a member of faculty at the University of Sussex, Dr Roberts is a highly experienced writer, researcher and teacher. A specialist in economic and financial history, he is author of many books on investment banking and international finance and is currently completing a study of the breakdown of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate system in the early 1970s.