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London debates 2009 publication

Tuesday 15 December 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the publication of London Debates 2009: What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture? The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the publication of a policy document on museums and the globalisation of culture, arising from its 2009 London Debates workshop.

Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners awarded EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5million

Wednesday 11 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce the award of an EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5 million, under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call, to the Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners (led by the University of Barcelona) for research into perspectivalism in thought and language.  

Roger Kain appointed Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study

Monday 2 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA as its new Dean and Chief Executive. Professor Kain, who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and Treasurer and a Vice-President of the British Academy, will assume the Deanship on 1 April 2010. Date released: 2 November 2009

Professor Iwan Morgan to speak at two debates on Obama at the Battle of Ideas

Thursday 29 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Professor Iwan Morgan will be participating in two debates at the forthcoming Battle of Ideas on Sunday 1 November at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore. ‘Mr Obama Goes to Washington’ (1.45pm-3.15pm) will explore the extent to which Obama has instituted real change since coming to office. The other panelists are: James Crabtree, managing editor, Prospect; Bronwen Maddox, chief foreign correspondent, The Times; and Helen Searls, senior executive producer, Feature Story News. The chair is Cheryl Hudson of Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute.

School of Advanced Study appoints new Dean

Friday 2 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Distinguished classical scholar, Professor Mike Edwards, has been appointed Acting Dean of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, in succession to Professor Sir Roderick Floud. Sir Roderick, a renowned economic historian, has steered the School through a period of substantial change since he was appointed Dean in 2007.

SCHOOL MOVE UPDATE - 31ST JULY

Friday 31 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School is pleased to announce that the Project Board has finally given  the go-ahead for the migration of the School central services and its relevant member institutes to begin on the 14th  August. The first two Institutes to move will be English and Classics on 14th August. ISA will start moving on Friday 21st, followed closely by the central services on Saturday 22nd and Commonwealth on Sunday 23rd. In all the School move will last two to three weeks and it is scheduled for it to be completed by the end of August.

Agreement reached to protect the future of the classics library at the School: one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world

Wednesday 22 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
A critical agreement has been reached between the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the University of London, which will ensure that the classics library at the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world, will continue to exist as a single collection. It ends years of uncertainty over the future of the library that could have resulted in the collection being split apart.

School Move to Senate House South Block delayed and expected to begin in August

Tuesday 7 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
At the end of June, the University of London announced the decision to delay the start of the moves back into the South Block of Senate House. The situation is regrettable and we are aware of the disruption and frustration the delays have caused staff, students, colleagues and visitors. However, after a thorough investigation of the extensive programme of works which has yet to be completed and all the available options, it was decided that a delay in the moves was the best course of action in the circumstances.

IALS Library receives a Halsbury’s Award in 2009

Friday 26 June 2009
School of Advanced Study
For the second year in a row, IALS Library has received an award for excellence at the annual conference of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL).  On the evening of Thursday 18th June, the Library was presented with the award for Best Legal Information Service (non-commercial) at the conference in Manchester.  The award was received on behalf of IALS by Jules Winterton, Laura Griffiths and Hester Swift.  The Halsbury's Awards "recognise, celebrate and reward the dedicated performance and outstanding service given by legal information services, law lib

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