The UK needs a more coherent system to manage information in matters of national security, and should balance security with maximum media freedom, says Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ). This week’s Court of Appeal decision on reporting restrictions during the 2014–15 terrorism-related trials of Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, highlights the need to improve existing systems.
Senate House Library will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Charles Holden’s iconic building – through sound and vision - with the appointment of its first ever artist-in-residence this month. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant, sound artist Hannah Thompson has been commissioned to create a sonic testament to the living history of Senate House as it undergoes structural remodelling through the University of London’s Programme Beveridge.
Department stores have earned their ‘cathedrals of modernity’ label according to a newly published book, Tales of Commerce and Imagination – Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature . It is the second volume resulting from a long-term project led by researchers at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and the University of Exeter.
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 'Layers of London: mapping the city's heritage' , it was announced today.
Human rights researcher and former newspaper editor Professor Judy McGregor , has been named as the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor to London for 2016. She will be based at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), a member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, from September to December 2016.
Renowned art historian Sir Nicholas Penny (third left), was awarded an honorary degree at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony on 11 December 2015. He was presented with a Doctorate of Literature honoris causa .
This year's Being Human festival, a national showcase of the very best in UK humanities research, surpassed all expectations with in excess of 17,000 people attending more than 300 events in some 30 towns and cities, according to figures released today.
Dame Marina Warner, award-winning scholar, cultural historian and chair of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, will headline a London conference exploring why non-European writers struggle to be visible outside their own environment.
Twenty-four of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, including Senate House Library, are celebrating the life and influences of playwright William Shakespeare throughout 2016 – the 400th anniversary of his death – with a programme of theatre, music, opera, dance, exhibitions and academic collaborations.
Reflecting a new partnership with the Wellcome Trust, this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities brings a focus on health and wellbeing highlighting research on sleep, biomedical history, mental health and more. ‘The issues that face us as humans today don't fit into neat little boxes. Whether we’re considering anxiety, dementia or any number of physical illnesses, if we want to find the best solutions, we need to draw on diverse disciplines,’ said psychologist, writer and BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond, Being Human festival participant.