Warburg Institute receives a £100k donation from Mark Storey

Thursday 16 December 2021
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is set to benefit from a £100k donation from Mark Storey .  Mark Storey is the founder of Alcuin Capital, a member of the University of London’s Board of Trustees, and a long-time supporter of several institutes in the School of Advanced Study. A University of Oxford history graduate with an MA from Birkbeck, University of London, Mark has maintained strong academic and cultural interests in the areas of books, history and libraries. 

Bonnie Greer receives honorary doctorate from the School of Advanced Study

Tuesday 14 December 2021
School of Advanced Study
Named one of the UK’s top public intellectuals by  The Observer  in 2011, award-winning playwright, author and broadcaster  Bonnie Greer  was awarded a Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) graduation ceremony on 9 December. The honour acknowledges the Chicago-born writer’s dedication to the advancement of others and her significant contribution to literature and promotion of intelligent and informed debate.

School of Advanced Study celebrates academic promotions

Monday 13 December 2021
School of Advanced Study
Despite the ever-present shadow of Covid-19, academics at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) have continued to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and administration. And this month, four distinguished scholars saw their endeavours recognised with new promotions. Their contributions to SAS and beyond cross a range of topics and fields, from digital humanities to data protection and state surveillance, through to German culture and literature, human rights and legislation governing money laundering and the proceeds of crime.

Warburg Institute student wins Rhodes Scholarship

Tuesday 23 November 2021
Warburg Institute
Christopher Lu, a Warburg Institute MA student from China, is among the 100 students worldwide chosen to begin studies at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 2022. The Rhodes Scholarship is among the most prestigious academic honours in the world, and Christopher was one of four chosen from 14 finalists competing from China.

Psychologists reveal how we truly see ourselves by generating ‘mental selfies’

Friday 12 November 2021
Warburg Institute
Scientists show that our ‘mental selfies’ can be affected by our beliefs about our personalities and our self-esteem. Never has there been a time when we were so obsessed with appearance than our current ‘selfie’ age. Many argue that the obsession with selfies and manipulation of images may turn some of us into narcissists, while others may experience greater body image dissatisfaction. But how do we actually see ourselves in our mind’s eye?

Old books, new stories: encounters with medieval manuscripts and the making of history

Monday 8 November 2021
Institute of English Studies
The world of rare books is often seen as the preserve of an exclusive circle of collectors, dealers, and connoisseurs. But what impact has this trade had on how we understand both remarkable old books and our history? These questions will be explored in ‘ A Night at the Rare Books Auction ’, an event organised by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, as part of Being Human  – the annual UK-wide celebration of the humanities led by SAS, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.