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A Rubicon moment: there is no going back for the School of Advanced Study

Friday 9 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
In life we all face ‘Rubicon’ moments. Where we come to a crucial point, face a pivotal decision, take it and move on. After that we embrace the change and there is no going back. That is what has happened at the School of Advanced Study (SAS). We’ve taken a decisive step forward to heighten our reputation globally as a centre of excellence for research in the humanities as well as cementing that international marque with a digital persona. 

Agreement between the University of London and The Warburg Institute

Monday 5 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
The University of London ( UoL ) and The Warburg Institute  are pleased to announce that all remaining legal issues between them were resolved amicably in late July in a joint agreement to withdraw from the High Court appeal process.

Being Human festival launches 2015 programme

Wednesday 23 September 2015
School of Advanced Study
More than 260 free events showcased in new brochure What does it mean to be human, and how does the latest humanities research add to our understanding? Find out at the UK's 2015 Being Human festival, with more than 260 public activities – a 60 percent increase on 2014 – led by some 60 universities and cultural organisations.

An ‘inspiration for innovation’: Being Human festival gets vote of confidence

Tuesday 22 September 2015
School of Advanced Study
According to an independent evaluation, the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) 2014 Being Human festival was distinctive, exciting, diverse and an inspiration for innovation in public engagement. Furthermore, by fostering collaboration between event partners it made a significant and visible contribution to the UK’s cultural life.

Malaysian Inns of Court Fellow considers fundamental liberties in multi-religious societies

Monday 21 September 2015
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Mr Justice Azahar bin Mohamed, a Malaysian federal court judge, has become the first from his country to be offered an Inns of Court Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. His tenure runs from 9 October to 31 December.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tuesday 25 August 2015
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, is the UK’s national centre for the promotion and support of research in the humanities and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. SAS and its member institutes offer unparalleled academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across a wide range of subject areas for the benefit of the national and international scholarly community.

HEFCE Catalyst funding will stimulate research on the human mind

Tuesday 28 July 2015
Institute of Philosophy
The Human Mind Project, hosted by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has received a significant boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to help move it on from its pilot phase. A substantial grant from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund will enable the Project’s team to fulfil its objective of promoting a highly innovative approach to the study of the mind across conventional disciplinary boundaries.

Sarah Churchwell to lead public engagement at School of Advanced Study

Tuesday 14 July 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell, author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s most prominent academics, is to be the University of London’s School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) first chair in public understanding of the humanities. She will take up her post in October. Professor Churchwell, who received her BA from Vassar College and MA and PhD from Princeton University, will work with colleagues in SAS and beyond to develop new initiatives to build and enhance the public profile of UK humanities research.

National Gallery director set to receive honorary doctorate from School of Advanced Study

Wednesday 8 July 2015
School of Advanced Study
Dr Nicholas Penny, renowned art historian and outgoing director of London’s National Gallery, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of London at the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) degree ceremony on 11 December.  Recently awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list, his Doctor of Literature honoris causa is in recognition of outstanding support of The Warburg Institute , particularly its very successful MA in art history, curatorship and renaissance culture [run in collaboration with the National Gallery].

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