Press releases

Caribbean expert for ‘Windrush Generation’ history project at School of Advanced Study

Monday 4 November 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Former associate fellow of the Caribbean Studies Centre at the London Metropolitan University Dr Juanita Cox has been appointed a research fellow on the Nationality, Identity and Belonging: An oral history of the ‘Windrush Generation’ and their relationship to the British State, 1948–2018 project at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS). She takes up her post on 11th November.

An exact survey of London ... in 1746

Monday 28 October 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research, a member of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has collaborated with the British Library and Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) to rectify an 18th-century map of London. John Rocque’s ‘Ten miles round’ has been superimposed onto a modern map of London for the first time resulting in a detailed window onto Greater London’s past made freely accessible to the public.

From beetles to books – how ladybirds got the human touch 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Children’s delight with Ladybird books is just one element in the history strand of the Being Human 2019 festival   Media scare stories of ladybird ‘invasions’ strike a chord with the public because of the seeming innocence of these tiny creatures. And that’s amplified by their associations with the wonderful and iconic Ladybird children’s books of which most people have fond memories.  

Uncomfortable truths – how humanities research reveals the big picture 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Given Oxford’s overarching image as a city of stability and privilege, it gets a more rounded perspective, including some uncomfortable truths, with  Oxford Unwrapped organised by the University of Oxford (TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).  

Shame and scandal in the Being Human family – and how it shifts 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
‘Shame and scandal in the family’: it’s only a throwaway comic line in a Caribbean song, but countries are still dealing with these powerful social and moral undercurrents. How they change over generations is explored in  ‘ Exposed! Scandal and Shame Reconsidered ’ in King’s Cross, London (21 November, 6.30–8.30pm). 

Travellers and their rich culture – all part of Being Human 2019 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Travellers generally don’t get a good press. Which adds to the importance of Scottish Traveller, storyteller, singer and piper Stanley Robertson, an immensely cultured man who had a huge repertoire of stories and northeast ballads. 

Robot doctors all part of the cut and thrust of Being Human 2019 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
What better to take away people’s terror of surgery than a chat with an expert? ‘ Surgical Speed-Meet’  is an interactive speed dating-style event for the public to talk to surgeons about their work and experiences.  

Rebirth of University of London Press

Monday 21 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study launches the University of London Press The University of London Press will build on a century of publishing tradition by disseminating distinctive scholarship at the forefront of the humanities. Based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), the press will seek to facilitate collaborative, inclusive, open access, scholar-led interchange, within and beyond the academy.

Refugee Law Initiative’s key role in building research capacity on ‘internal displacement’ in affected countries

Monday 9 September 2019
Refugee Law Initiative
The work of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has been boosted by two new grants (a total of £210,000) from the Global Challenges Research Fund ( GCRF ) to help build research capacity into the growing problem of internal displacement – people made homeless in their own countries.