Press releases

Professor Peter Mack appointed Director of Warburg Institute

Wednesday 21 July 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Peter Mack has been appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute, one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor Mack, who is currently at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University, will assume the Directorship from 1 October 2010 on secondment.

Professor James Dunkerley awarded OBE

Wednesday 16 June 2010
School of Advanced Study
Former Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, Professor James Dunkerley, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Latin American studies and UK/Latin American relations.

First NZ-UK Link Visiting Professorship to the UK awarded to Margaret Wilson

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in collaboration with the University of London, are very pleased to announce that, following an open competition, the first Link Visiting Professorship to the UK has been awarded to Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Waikato University. Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as an academic and also in public life being an MP, Minister, and, from 2005-2008, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.

London debates 2009 publication

Tuesday 15 December 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the publication of London Debates 2009: What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture? The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the publication of a policy document on museums and the globalisation of culture, arising from its 2009 London Debates workshop.

Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners awarded EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5million

Wednesday 11 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce the award of an EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5 million, under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call, to the Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners (led by the University of Barcelona) for research into perspectivalism in thought and language.  

Roger Kain appointed Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study

Monday 2 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA as its new Dean and Chief Executive. Professor Kain, who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and Treasurer and a Vice-President of the British Academy, will assume the Deanship on 1 April 2010. Date released: 2 November 2009

School of Advanced Study appoints new Dean

Friday 2 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Distinguished classical scholar, Professor Mike Edwards, has been appointed Acting Dean of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, in succession to Professor Sir Roderick Floud. Sir Roderick, a renowned economic historian, has steered the School through a period of substantial change since he was appointed Dean in 2007.

Agreement reached to protect the future of the classics library at the School: one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world

Wednesday 22 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
A critical agreement has been reached between the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the University of London, which will ensure that the classics library at the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world, will continue to exist as a single collection. It ends years of uncertainty over the future of the library that could have resulted in the collection being split apart.

School Move to Senate House South Block delayed and expected to begin in August

Tuesday 7 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
At the end of June, the University of London announced the decision to delay the start of the moves back into the South Block of Senate House. The situation is regrettable and we are aware of the disruption and frustration the delays have caused staff, students, colleagues and visitors. However, after a thorough investigation of the extensive programme of works which has yet to be completed and all the available options, it was decided that a delay in the moves was the best course of action in the circumstances.

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