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Soup’s on: a taste of the future

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Human Rights Consortium
Want to see what’s cooking among emerging human rights researchers? All will be revealed at Research SOUP , a novel human rights competition at the School of Advanced Study’s Senate House headquarters on 3 June (6.30–8.00pm).   Organised by the School’s Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) and the Human Rights Researchers Network, it’s a simple concept. People turn up, pay £5 at the door, and listen to five postgraduate students pitch ideas for their human rights research project.

Don't make a meal out of insects

Tuesday 12 May 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Anyone for beetle dip, ant tacos, cricket fried rice? No? That doesn't surprise researchers from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ). Their blunt advice to those worried about dwindling food supplies is simple. Don't make a meal of the insect ingredients - you'll just put people off. Instead, simply produce brilliant dishes that no one can resist and let the tastes do the talking.

Talking Humanities: School of Advanced Study launches online humanities hub

Tuesday 5 May 2015
School of Advanced Study
After more than ten months in development the School of Advanced Study (SAS) has today unveiled Talking Humanities , a brand new hub for comment and analysis of research, events, training and policy in the UK humanities. Written by academics from around the world, Talking Humanities will provide a variety of thought-provoking articles on the things that matter to, and interest, the humanities researcher.

Ebola worries make for timely arrival of award-winning disease expert

Wednesday 8 April 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, Michael Baker, takes up his new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) for 12 weeks from 20 April.

Inaugural lecture gives perspective on historical research and writing biography

Tuesday 24 March 2015
Institute of Historical Research
It is said that history is written by the winners. No wonder then that history is so hotly contested. And last night Lawrence Goldman, in his inaugural lecture as professor of history and director of the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), revealed that the relationship between history and biography has long been a troubled one.

School of Advanced Study neuroscientist wins prestigious medical prize

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( Censes ) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study (SAS), will visit Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA, in April to be awarded the prestigious Lennox K Black International Prize in Medicine. He is the first neuroscientist to receive this accolade.

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