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IMR LogoInstitute of Musical Research archive 2006-2015

This is an archive website for the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London from May 2006 to 31 July 2015.

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Sarah ChurchwellSarah Churchwell to lead public engagement at School of Advanced Study

Professor Sarah Churchwell, one of the UK’s most prominent academics, is to be the University of London’s School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) first chair in public understanding of the humanities. Read more.

The Victoria History of Gloucestershire: Yate

The Victoria History of Gloucestershire: Yate

Rose Wallis

Yate is a town in South Gloucestershire, north-east of Bristol. Its ancient parish extended across a largely flat vale, which until the 13th century lay within Horwood forest, and was then cleared, inclosed and farmed as rich pasture by the tenants of the influential owners of its three manors. ...

 PREVENT in Practice

Universities and Counter-terrorism: PREVENT in Practice, 27 Oct

This one-day conference explores the ideas underpinning the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, debates surrounding academic freedom and freedom of expression, as well as the practical questions universities face.


 Dickens, Readers and Reading, 10 Oct

Dickens Day: Dickens, Readers and Reading, 10 Oct

Jointly run by Birkbeck, the University of Leicester, the Dickens Fellowship and the Institute of English Studies, this one-day conference will explore Dickens’s reading, his readers and reading in his work.