Press releases

Expert on world health systems announces programme of public events

Monday 13 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Healthcare systems expert, Robin Gauld, takes up his new role in London as the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London for 12 weeks from 1 October.

Hungry for memories? Being Human serves a rich platter of insights

Wednesday 8 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
Scan the TV schedules for cooking shows, Google the word ‘recipes’ (4.5 million hits) and you’ll notice we’ve become a nation of gastro enthusiasts. But what if you want to do more than pickle your pancetta? Being Human , the forthcoming national festival of the humanities organised by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), will reveal that food is not just sustenance.

University of London awards the inaugural Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize

Monday 6 October 2014
Institute of English Studies
The first Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize at the University of London has been awarded to Hazel Wilkinson, a PhD student in English Literature at University College London, for her collection ‘ The everyday canon from Tonson to Penguin ’. A runner’s up prize was also awarded to Kayleigh Betterton, an MA student at Birkbeck, for a collection of Oscar Wilde material.

Being Human: honesty, respect and tolerance

Wednesday 1 October 2014
School of Advanced Study
What exactly are the qualities that make us human? According to respondents in a recent survey, the most highly prized qualities are honesty, respect and tolerance.

UK's first national humanities festival unveils a rich programme of events

Monday 8 September 2014
School of Advanced Study
More than 100 free-to-attend events in over 60 venues nationwide Forget the eponymous TV programme featuring fanciful adventures of vampires, ghosts and werewolves, Being Human is a powerful nine-day festival highlighting the richness and vitality of humanities research to actively engage members of the public. With less than three months to go – the festival runs 15-23 November – the full programme has been published online today.

Forthcoming lecture: Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War

Wednesday 3 September 2014
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
When Britain entered the First World War a century ago, was it fighting for British values and the rights of small nations? Or its right to run an empire? These are two of the questions eminent historian Sir Hew Strachan will address in his keynote lecture ‘Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War’, on Thursday 16 October at Senate House.

‘Undesirable and unreturnable’ – the migrants states can’t handle

Monday 21 July 2014
Human Rights Consortium
High-profile legal cases reveal governments tying themselves into legal knots trying to get rid of asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality. Now an ambitious new international project based at the School of Advanced Study’s Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) research centre, is attempting to unravel these knots to create new policy that simultaneously upholds countries’ criminal laws and the human rights of migrants.

First ever distance learning masters in refugee studies launched

Tuesday 1 July 2014
Human Rights Consortium
The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) research centre at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pioneering a distance learning course on refugee and migration studies to play its part in addressing the problems caused by the escalating global refugee crisis. The new MA degree course, Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies , which begins in October 2014, will enable students to think constructively about related policy and law and also develop policy recommendations.

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