Power relations – the politics of being human

Monday 2 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Humanitarians, authors, satirists and poets will join the UK’s only national festival of the humanities this November to highlight the astonishing breadth and depth of the UK's academic research communities through a focus on the politics of being human.

Want to write a dissertation in French, German, Spanish or Italian?

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has launched a modern languages Master’s programme for those who are interested in gaining an in-depth understanding of translation theory, and developing advanced critical and analytical research skills.

School of Advanced Study's dean and chief executive, Professor Roger Kain elected to the Academia Europaea

Wednesday 21 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study's dean and chief executive, Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA, has been elected as a member of the prestigious  Academia Europaea in recognition of his international scholarship. Founded in 1988, the Academia has some 3,000 members worldwide, with 573 coming from all the UK’s disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and medicine. Individuals are elected as experts and leaders in their field by peer recognition.

School of Advanced Study at the Bloomsbury Festival

Monday 19 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
After taking a year off in 2013 the Bloomsbury Festival is back for four days of performance, arts, music and heritage events, themed around light. On 23–24 October, Senate House will be transformed into a ‘Sparkling Hub’ featuring everything from projections onto the building, an art installation in the Crush Hall, an arcade of retro computer games and much more.

Unique oral history project sheds unprecedented new light on the story of the Commonwealth

Tuesday 13 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Is the Commonwealth just an obsolete relic of the British Empire? There is a widespread view that if the organisation is to survive for much longer, it urgently needs a major programme of reform and rejuvenation. But has it ever actually performed a useful purpose? This is the overarching question which a ground-breaking new study seeks to answer.

Universities and counter-terrorism: what does ‘Prevent’ mean for higher education?

Monday 12 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Former business secretary the Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable, and leading academics and higher education professionals will gather in London on 27 October to consider what a new obligation for universities and colleges to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, means for higher education as well as wider society.

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.