Press releases

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.

Professor David Cannadine receives Honorary Professorship of the University of London

Monday 10 November 2008
School of Advanced Study
The Vice-Chancellor has just announced that the University of London Collegiate Council approved the title of Honorary Professor (of the University of London) to be conferred upon Professor David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research 1998-2003 and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History, Institute of Historical Research, 2003-08, for a period of five years.

School of Advanced Study wins prestigious Mellon Foundation Award

Saturday 20 September 2008
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a Sawyer Seminar grant from the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Comparative Study of Cultures seminar series. The Mellon Foundation's Sawyer Seminars program was established in 1994 to provide support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. 

New Director at the Institute of Historical Research

Thursday 8 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
PRESS RELEASEIHR/03/08 Date issued: 7th May, 2008For immediate release ANNOUNCEMENT 1 May 2008 The Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Professor Miles Taylor from 1 October 2008. Professor Taylor is currently Professor of Modern History and Head of Department of History at the University of York, and is a specialist in the Victorian period. He replaces Professor David Bates who left the Institute after four and half years in mid-March.

University of London Research fellowships in humanities and social sciences in 2009

Monday 5 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
School of Advanced Study increases value of fellowships Apply now for research fellowships in humanities and social sciences in 2009 The School of Advanced Study research fellowships, which have been increased in value to £7,500, provide University of London staff relief from teaching and administration for a period of dedicated research time. The money is paid to the University of London College or Department to help with the buy-out of teaching.

Public History Conference, Liverpool, 10-12 April 2008

Thursday 27 March 2008
School of Advanced Study
Registration is now open for the conference ‘PUBLIC HISTORY’, organised by the Institute of Historical Research, University of London; University of Liverpool; and National Museums Liverpool.  This is the annual winter conference of the IHR, 2008. Conference website:

Professor Brian Vickers awarded Knighthood

Monday 7 January 2008
School of Advanced Study
Date released 7 January 2008 School Fellow, Professor Brian Vickers , has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List for services to literary scholarship. 

Bloomsbury Festival debate voices concern for London’s future

Monday 8 October 2007
School of Advanced Study
For the second year running, the streets and buildings of Bloomsbury will come alive from 19th-21st October with a host of events and activities from the area’s creative, educational, and charitable organisations. Following the success of last year, the 2007 Festival will offer a superb programme packed with music, dance, theatre, film, photography, literature and debate.

New Dean at the School of Advanced Study

Friday 24 August 2007
School of Advanced Study
Distinguished Economic Historian, Professor Sir Roderick Floud has been appointed Dean of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London. Sir Roderick replaces Professor Nicholas Mann, who retired at the end of July 2007 after seventeen years service to the School, the University and the academic community.