Humanitarians, authors, satirists and poets will join the UK’s only national festival of the humanities this November to highlight the astonishing breadth and depth of the UK's academic research communities through a focus on the politics of being human.
The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has launched a modern languages Master’s programme for those who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of translation theory, and developing advanced critical and analytical research skills.
The School of Advanced Study's dean and chief executive, Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA, has been elected as a member of the prestigious Academia Europaea in recognition of his international scholarship. Founded in 1988, the Academia has some 3,000 members worldwide, with 573 coming from all the UK’s disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine. Individuals are elected as experts and leaders in their field by peer recognition.
After taking a year off in 2013 the Bloomsbury Festival is back for four days of performance, arts, music and heritage events, themed around light. On 23–24 October, Senate House will be transformed into a ‘Sparkling Hub’ featuring everything from projections onto the building, an art installation in the Crush Hall, an arcade of retro computer games and much more.
Is the Commonwealth just an obsolete relic of the British Empire? There is a widespread view that if the organisation is to survive for much longer, it urgently needs a major programme of reform and rejuvenation. But has it ever actually performed a useful purpose? This is the overarching question which a ground-breaking new study seeks to answer.
Former business secretary the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, and leading academics and higher education professionals will gather in London on 27 October to consider what a new obligation for universities and colleges to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, means for higher education as well as wider society.
In life we all face ‘Rubicon’ moments. Where we come to a crucial point, face a pivotal decision, take it and move on. After that we embrace the change and there is no going back. That is what has happened at the School of Advanced Study (SAS). We’ve taken a decisive step forward to heighten our reputation globally as a centre of excellence for research in the humanities as well as cementing that international marque with a digital persona.
The University of London ( UoL ) and The Warburg Institute are pleased to announce that all remaining legal issues between them were resolved amicably in late July in a joint agreement to withdraw from the High Court appeal process.
More than 260 free events showcased in new brochure What does it mean to be human, and how does the latest humanities research add to our understanding? Find out at the UK's 2015 Being Human festival, with more than 260 public activities – a 60 percent increase on 2014 – led by some 60 universities and cultural organisations.
According to an independent evaluation, the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) 2014 Being Human festival was distinctive, exciting, diverse and an inspiration for innovation in public engagement. Furthermore, by fostering collaboration between event partners it made a significant and visible contribution to the UK’s cultural life.