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Wartime censorship provides lessons for media freedom today

Thursday 11 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The UK needs a more coherent system to manage information in matters of national security, and should balance security with maximum media freedom, says Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ).   This week’s Court of Appeal decision on reporting restrictions during the 2014–15 terrorism-related trials of Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, highlights the need to improve existing systems.

Art of noise: Senate House Library’s first artist-in-residence

Tuesday 9 February 2016
School of Advanced Study
Senate House Library will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Charles Holden’s iconic building – through sound and vision - with the appointment of its first ever artist-in-residence this month. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant, sound artist Hannah Thompson has been commissioned to create a sonic testament to the living history of Senate House as it undergoes structural remodelling through the University of London’s Programme Beveridge.

'Mr Selfridge': more than an everyday tale of high street angst

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Department stores have earned their ‘cathedrals of modernity’ label according to a newly published book, Tales of Commerce and Imagination – Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature . It is the second volume resulting from a long-term project led by researchers at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and the University of Exeter.

Institute of Historical Research wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Wednesday 20 January 2016
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 'Layers of London: mapping the city's heritage' , it was announced today.

UK human rights under the spotlight with appointment of New Zealand expert

Monday 11 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Human rights researcher and former newspaper editor  Professor Judy McGregor , has been named as the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor to London for 2016. She will be based at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), a member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, from September to December 2016.

Being Human festival proves a vital platform for humanities research

Wednesday 25 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
This year's Being Human festival, a national showcase of the very best in UK humanities research, surpassed all expectations with in excess of 17,000 people attending more than 300 events in some 30 towns and cities, according to figures released today.

London’s leading cultural organisations to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400-year influence on arts and culture

Tuesday 17 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Twenty-four of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, including Senate House Library, are celebrating the life and influences of playwright William Shakespeare throughout 2016 – the 400th anniversary of his death – with a programme of theatre, music, opera, dance, exhibitions and academic collaborations.

Drawing on diverse disciplines – the health and wellbeing of being human

Thursday 5 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Reflecting a new partnership with the Wellcome Trust, this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities brings a focus on health and wellbeing highlighting research on sleep, biomedical history, mental health and more. ‘The issues that face us as humans today don't fit into neat little boxes. Whether we’re considering anxiety, dementia or any number of physical illnesses, if we want to find the best solutions, we need to draw on diverse disciplines,’ said psychologist, writer and BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond, Being Human festival participant.

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