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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

May 2014

Wednesday 7th People's Palace 2 Lecture Theatre, People's Palace, QMUL
Tuesday 13th Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Russell Square
Wednesday 21st Arts One Lecture Theatre, QMUL
Thursday 22nd Room 100, Laws Building, QMUL, E1 4NS

September 2014

Latest news

Professor Amanda Vickery presents Messiah at the Foundling Hospital on BBC Two

Wednesday April 16th

More than 250 years since its composition, Handel’s Messiah remains one of the most popular choral pieces in western music.Yet few people know the heart-rending story of how this much-loved work first came to public attention or the role it played in helping save the lives of tens of thousands of children.Professor Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service present this one-hour drama documentary which re-creates the first performance of Messiah at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1750 and tells the story of how this special fundraising concert heralded a golden age of philanthropy for the country at large.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital airs on Saturday 19 April at 21:30 on BBC Two

Dr Robert Saunders on the Voice of Russia

Wednesday April 9th

Dr Robert Saunders was interviewed for the "Voice of Russia" on the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death. He discussed Thatcher's legacy and the state of political leadership today.

Fully funded places for MA Modern and Contemporary British History

Monday April 7th

Applications are invited from ambitious graduates for three highly competitive Mile End Group Assistant posts in the academic year 2014-15.

Successful candidates will carry out their MEG duties while studying full time on our MA in Modern and Contemporary British History  Their MA tuition fees will be paid and they will receive a studentship of £4,000. To qualify, candidates must have a BA Honours degree (2.i or above) in modern and/or contemporary British history or a related subject. They must have an interest in and knowledge of British Government. They must also be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills

Closing date 30/5/14

Further information and how to apply.pdf


Dr James Ellison on BBC news website ahead of the Clegg-Farage debate

Wednesday April 2nd

Dr James Ellison's research is featured on the BBC News website.The feature is on the history of Britain and Europe before the second Nick Clegg-Nigel Farage debate on 2 April.

Professor Tilli Tansey presents at the Centre of the Cell

Tuesday April 1st

Professor Tilli Tansey OBE is the guest speaker at the Centre of the Cell 'Big Question' Lecture. Her lecture will investigate the fascinating history of medicines. The event is on Tuesday 1st April at 6:00pm. Professor Tansey's question is: Drugs: Medical Marvels or Malevolent Molecules?

Tickets for the lecture are free of charge, but booking is essential.

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