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Dr James Ellison writes for The Conversation

Friday August 28th

Dr James Ellison writes on the Chilcot Inquiry in The Conversation. Dr Ellison discusses the delays in the publication of the report, and why the public should wait for this before judging it.

Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC Radio 3

Tuesday August 25th

Professor Amanda Vickery writes and presents 'A Georgian Portrait', an essay for BBC Radio 3. Prof Vickery explores the life of gentlewoman Elizabeth Parker Shackleton, member of the lesser gentry and mercantile elite of 18th-century Lancashire.

Symposium at Yale University for Professor Richard Bourke’s new book

Wednesday August 19th

Professor Richard Bourke will be attending a symposium on his new book at the Yale University Centre for the Study of Representative Institutions  on September 10. The symposium will be devoted to discussion of his study of the statesman and thinker Edmund Burke, Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. The book deals with Burke’s role at the centre of political events in an age of empire and revolution. Details of papers and speakers can be found on the Centre’s website. An interview with Prof. Bourke on his book is available on the QMUL YouTube Channel


Our researchers awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health

Tuesday August 18th

What is the perfect recipe for emotional health, and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a collaborative five-year research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.The Living with Feeling project will explore how scientists and doctors, philosophers, and politicians, patients and parents have grappled with emotions historically and in contemporary society.

Research topics will include the anatomy of anger as a modern emotion; the rise of the psychologist parent; time-management and de-cluttering as emotional technologies; the roles of imitation, contagion, and mirror neurons in emotional life; and the relationships between religious, philosophical and scientific forms of therapy.

The research team is led by Dr Thomas Dixon, and includes Dr Rhodri Hayward, Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine, and Dr Elena Carrera, Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies. The award will also fund three PhD studentships, and three Research Fellows: Jules Evans, Dr Emma Sutton, and Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith.  

Further information on the project. 

History at QMUL second in the Russell Group for student satisfaction

Wednesday August 12th

Overall student satisfaction at QMUL’s School of History is at 95 per cent, up from 94 per cent in 2014. The results of the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) places QMUL History second among Russell Group universities, and second in London. Overall satisfaction among students of the BA History and Politics is 100 per cent, while overall satisfaction in BA History is 97 per cent

Professor Miri Rubin, Head of the School of History, said the results reflect “the committed work of colleagues in the School over several academic years, with the aim of making students’ personal development match the academic excellence we have long delivered”. “These results follow a string of accolades in 2015, including the entry of the School of History to the top fifty in the QS world ranking. Our ambition is to provide excellent research-led teaching, but also a friendly and supportive environment for students at all levels of study”,  Professor Rubin added.

Overall student satisfaction at QMUL is at 88 per cent, up from 86 per cent in 2014. The 2015 National Student Survey ranks QMUL in the top ten among Russell Group universities and joint first in London for overall student satisfaction. 

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