Press releases

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].

Rick Rylance appointed director of the Institute of English Studies

Wednesday 20 May 2015
Institute of English Studies
The University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ). He will take up his appointment in the autumn.

Soup’s on: a taste of the future

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Human Rights Consortium
Want to see what’s cooking among emerging human rights researchers? All will be revealed at Research SOUP , a novel human rights competition at the School of Advanced Study’s Senate House headquarters on 3 June (6.30–8.00pm).   Organised by the School’s Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) and the Human Rights Researchers Network, it’s a simple concept. People turn up, pay £5 at the door, and listen to five postgraduate students pitch ideas for their human rights research project.

Don't make a meal out of insects

Tuesday 12 May 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Anyone for beetle dip, ant tacos, cricket fried rice? No? That doesn't surprise researchers from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ). Their blunt advice to those worried about dwindling food supplies is simple. Don't make a meal of the insect ingredients - you'll just put people off. Instead, simply produce brilliant dishes that no one can resist and let the tastes do the talking.

Ebola worries make for timely arrival of award-winning disease expert

Wednesday 8 April 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, Michael Baker, takes up his new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) for 12 weeks from 20 April.

On the map: cartography expert lands prestigious fellowship

Wednesday 25 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Imre Demhardt, a geographer and historian with an expertise in the history of cartography, has been named the new ST Lee Visiting Fellow. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, for five months from February to July.

Being Human festival returns for second year

Wednesday 18 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, is back for another year and is now inviting applications from across the country for public event funding. The festival will once again bring together leading academics, artists, writers, filmmakers and others for eleven days of events in November to celebrate the richness and diversity of the humanities and their place in the national culture of the UK.

Warburg Agreement

Friday 6 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Following the court’s ruling on the interpretation of the 1944 Trust Deed, the University of London and the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute are pleased to announce that they have, through mediation, reached a binding agreement on the future management of the Warburg Institute. We are very pleased that this outcome means that we can now draw a line under past disagreement and look to the future.