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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

December 2015

Thursday 3rd German Historical Institute London
Thursday 10th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL

Latest news

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at The Physiological Society

Friday November 27th

Professor Tilli Tansey will be giving the Paton Prize Lecture as part of an event to Celebrate 100 years of Women’s Membership of The Physiological Society on Wednesday 2nd December.

Dr Chloe Ward's new book published

Wednesday November 25th

Dr Chloe Ward's book has been published. The Drawings of G. F. Watts is the first in depth study of drawings by the Victorian era's most celebrated artist. Known primarily as a painter, George Frederic Watts was also a prolific draughtsman who produced thousands of drawings throughout his career. Dr Ward examines these private, personal documents to trace the conceptual history behind the artist's most famous works and reveal the pivotal role drawing played in all Watts's beliefs about art.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents the Royal Historical Society's prize in public history

Tuesday November 24th

Professor Amanda Vickery will present the Royal Historical Society's inaugural prize in public history. The prize is intended to promote the field of public history by recognising work that enhances public understanding of the place of the past in today’s social, political and cultural life.

New Wellcome Witness Seminar on Waste Management

Friday November 20th

A new Wellcome Witness Seminar on developments in the waste management industry and the production of waste in the UK since the 1960s, with a particular focus on London has just been released. The volume includes testimonies from former refuse collectors, senior municipal waste managers, policy makers and academics. Chaired by Dame Joan Ruddock with an introduction by Councillor Lewis Herbert.

Dr Thomas Dixon on BBC Radio 4

Thursday November 19th

Dr Thomas Dixon appeared on All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4. Dr Dixon  talks about the history of crying and why the stiff upper lip was just a blip in history. 

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