Changing the world changes us: Self-Impressions at Tate shows how

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Institute of Philosophy
How do we see ourselves in the eyes of others? From our pictures posted on social media, to expectations about how others will judge or understand us, we constantly learn about ourselves through the effects we have on our surroundings. This is the topic explored at a unique public engagement event at the new Blavatnik building at Tate Modern, 24–25 March.

Director of Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to step down

Friday 23 February 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Mr Jules Winterton, the director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), who pioneered its adoption of digital technologies for international access to legal research materials and resources, will retire this autumn after nearly five years in the role.

Rich-poor mortality gap is now 8 years for men, 5.8 years for women

Friday 16 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
The Longevity Science Panel reveals a disturbing deterioration in living conditions "The divergence in life expectancy between rich and poor over the past few years is a shocking example of growing social inequality in British society," says Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study and a member of the Longevity Science Panel (LSP).

Canadian judge brings artificial intelligence insights to School of Advanced Study

Thursday 8 February 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Justice David Masuhara, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, joins the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) this month as its 2017–18 Inns of Court Fellow. During his tenure at the institute, a member of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, he will focus on the advances in artificial intelligence and its impact on the future of the judiciary and the judicial function.

Clare A Lees named new director of the Institute of English Studies

Wednesday 10 January 2018
Institute of English Studies
Clare A Lees, Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English at King’s College London, has been appointed Director of the Institute of English Studies (IES) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, with effect from 1 September 2018. She will be the first female Director of the IES.

Sir Alan Wilson receives honorary degree from School of Advanced Study

Thursday 14 December 2017
School of Advanced Study
Sir Alan Wilson (centre) chief executive of The Alan Turing Institute, professor of urban and regional systems at University College London and chair of the Home Office Science Advisory Council, was awarded a Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) graduation ceremony on 8 December. The honour acknowledges Sir Alan’s outstanding contributions to higher education in a career spanning more than 50 years, during which he built up a reputation for solving complicated problems.

School of Advanced Study project wins Times Higher Education Award

Thursday 30 November 2017
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David James Cantor (centre) collect Times Higher Education award for his 'Pushing the boundaries' project ‘Pushing the boundaries’, an ambitious research initiative led by Dr David James Cantor at the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has won the Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences award in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 November.

The world’s most at-risk digital materials identified

Thursday 30 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
A ‘Bit List’ of the world’s endangered digital species has been unveiled for the first time today (30 November) as part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the need to preserve digital materials. Co-ordinated and published by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Bit List draws parallels with the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and identifies a number of data, software and storage types which, if appropriate action is not taken, could become ‘practically extinct.’

Science unites cultures

Monday 20 November 2017
School of Advanced Study
Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience and philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, is one of a group of leading scientists, including 29 Nobel Laureates, who have launched a new initiative, ‘The Science Bridge’, aimed at building a better world through science. The initiative’s first goal is to establish intercultural research collaborations to accelerate basic scientific discovery and to advance the treatment of disease. The second aim is to improve relations between diverse world cultures, with the current project focusing on Western and Middle-Eastern/South-Asian countries.