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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.

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.

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