Women’s history event asks ‘What’s with the male domination of public monuments?’

Tuesday 17 April 2018
How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and leading feminist scholars will be discussing at a ‘ Public commemoration and women’s history ’ event at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) on 1 May, 6–7.30pm.

Miranda Kaufmann’s ‘Black Tudors’ shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Monday 16 April 2018
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Dr Miranda Kaufmann, senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2018. Established in 1972, the annual prize recognises and rewards the best historical writing produced in the UK. Each shortlisted author receives £4,000. The winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s, London, on 4 June and will receive a prize of £40,000.

David Docherty named Honorary Fellow

Monday 19 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Docherty OBE, chief executive officer of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and chair of the Digital Television Group, has been named an Honorary Fellow of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. He will join the School in May for a term of five years.

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.