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News and events

We have a vibrant academic and student body who are often featured in the press. Many of our academics contribute to national and international radio and television shows.

Upcoming events

September 2014

Monday 1st Fogg Lecture Theatre, GE Fogg Building, QMUL
Monday 8th to Tuesday 9th Arts Two Building, QMUL

November 2014

Wednesday 12th Barts Pathology Museum, St Bartholomews Hospital

Latest news

Professor Miri Rubin presents at Danish Historians Annual Conference

Thursday August 28th

Professor Miri Rubin is a keynote speaker at the Danish Historians' Annual Conference which takes place at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 29-30 August 2014. Prof Rubin  will deliver a lecture on 'How Emotions and "Things" are Changing the Face of History'

Dr Mark Honigsbaum on BBC Radio 4

Wednesday August 27th

Dr Mark Honigsbaum was a guest on Summer Nights on BBC Radio 4. Dr Honigsbaum discussed the outbreak of Ebola, including the panicked responses in the UK. 

National Student Survey Results 2014

Tuesday August 26th

The School of History is delighted to see continuing improvement in the high overall satisfaction its students is at a record 94%, according to the results of the National Student Survey. This impressive result places the School third in London and fourth amongst Russell Group Universities. The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) questioned UK undergraduates on various aspects of their student experience, including their overall satisfaction.

The NSS results also show that 97 per cent of students in the School were satisfied with their teaching, noting in particular the success of well-informed teachers in making History interesting.

Professor Miri Rubin, Head of the School of History, welcomed the results: 'As Head of School I am enormously proud of our brilliant historians who excel at turning their research into a rich teaching and learning experience. I am particularly aware of the administrative care - often unseen by students - which produces such successful results. Delighted as we are with these results, we will learn from the NSS how to make the QMUL History experience even more enjoyable'



Dr Harun Yilmaz writes for the BBC

Wednesday August 20th

Dr Harun Yilmaz writes a series of articles which explains how World War 1 influenced Azerbaijan. Dr Yilmaz explains how the deteriorating conditions of the Great War and the two consecutive revolutions in Russia in 1917 forced the first school for Muslim girls with secular and modern curriculum in the Muslim world to close its doors in Spring 1918. Ironically, the same conditions of the war and revolutions gave birth to the first republic and the first multi-party parliament of a predominantly Muslim and Turkic population in 1918.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents Voices from the Old Bailey for BBC Radio 4

Thursday August 14th

Professor Amanda Vickery presents a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey on BBC Radio 4. The series uses accounts of dramatic court cases and the voices of ordinary people to explore 18th-century social history. 

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