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From beetles to books – how ladybirds got the human touch 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Children’s delight with Ladybird books is just one element in the history strand of the Being Human 2019 festival   Media scare stories of ladybird ‘invasions’ strike a chord with the public because of the seeming innocence of these tiny creatures. And that’s amplified by their associations with the wonderful and iconic Ladybird children’s books of which most people have fond memories.  

Uncomfortable truths – how humanities research reveals the big picture 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Given Oxford’s overarching image as a city of stability and privilege, it gets a more rounded perspective, including some uncomfortable truths, with  Oxford Unwrapped organised by the University of Oxford (TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).  

Shame and scandal in the Being Human family – and how it shifts 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
‘Shame and scandal in the family’: it’s only a throwaway comic line in a Caribbean song, but countries are still dealing with these powerful social and moral undercurrents. How they change over generations is explored in  ‘ Exposed! Scandal and Shame Reconsidered ’ in King’s Cross, London (21 November, 6.30–8.30pm). 

Travellers and their rich culture – all part of Being Human 2019 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
Travellers generally don’t get a good press. Which adds to the importance of Scottish Traveller, storyteller, singer and piper Stanley Robertson, an immensely cultured man who had a huge repertoire of stories and northeast ballads. 

Robot doctors all part of the cut and thrust of Being Human 2019 

Thursday 24 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
What better to take away people’s terror of surgery than a chat with an expert? ‘ Surgical Speed-Meet’  is an interactive speed dating-style event for the public to talk to surgeons about their work and experiences.  

Rebirth of University of London Press

Monday 21 October 2019
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study launches the University of London Press The University of London Press will build on a century of publishing tradition by disseminating distinctive scholarship at the forefront of the humanities. Based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), the press will seek to facilitate collaborative, inclusive, open access, scholar-led interchange, within and beyond the academy.

The humanities – and the mystery of the missing minorities

Thursday 19 September 2019
School of Advanced Study
Humans need the humanities. But which humans? Because the evidence shows that some groups are effectively excluded from this field of study, particularly those from BAME communities (black, Asian and minority ethnic).

Refugee Law Initiative’s key role in building research capacity on ‘internal displacement’ in affected countries

Monday 9 September 2019
Refugee Law Initiative
The work of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has been boosted by two new grants (a total of £210,000) from the Global Challenges Research Fund ( GCRF ) to help build research capacity into the growing problem of internal displacement – people made homeless in their own countries.

Welcome to your digital Ministry of Information

Wednesday 4 September 2019
Institute of English Studies
Researchers at the Institute of English Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, have been giving Britain’s wartime Ministry of Information the historical treatment in the very building where it was once housed, Senate House, in London.

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