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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

November 2014

Thursday 27th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL

December 2014

Wednesday 17th David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, QMUL

January 2015

Tuesday 20th ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, ArtsTwo Building, QMUL

Latest news

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at the Freie Univeristat Berlin

Thursday November 20th

Professor Christina von Hodenberg is presenting her research at a public lecture at the Friedrich Meinecke Institut of Freie Universitaet Berlin, on 'Television as Motor of Value Change in Germany, 1966-1979

Professor Amanda Vickery chairs 'The War That Changed the World' lecture

Wednesday November 19th

One hundred years ago the First World War set the course for the modern world; for the countries that took part nothing would be the same again. In this British Council and BBC World Service series we look at the impact of the war from around the globe. Professor Amanda Vickery chairs this special debate with a public audience at Musée de l'Armée - Hôtel national des Invalides in Paris. Film Director, Christian Carion, joins them to explore the Christmas Truce - the subject of his Oscar-nominated film ‘Joyeux Noël' - in an essay on courage which has been specially commissioned to mark the centenary of the spontaneous ceasefire which took place across the Western Front at Christmas 1914.

A radio recording of The war that changed the world: Heroism will be broadcast across the world by the BBC World Service.  

Dr Chris Millard writes for the British Medical Journal

Monday November 17th

Dr Chris Millard co-wrote an editorial for the British Medical Journal with Simon Wessely (the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists) on Parity of Esteem between Mental and Physical Health. Whilst has been a high profile political issue in the UK since 2011, debates about the relative esteem and provision for mental and physical health are long standing.

East End at War Project

Thursday November 13th

East End Life reports on the East End at War project being carried out by the School (p3). Using local archive material, students, academics and local archivists are digitising newspaper articles, diaries, government records and letters from the front during WW1. 

Wellcome Witness Seminar on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Wednesday November 12th

The latest Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine series has been published, focussing on Seasonal Affective Disorder. The variation of mood with the seasons has been acknowledged for a long time. It was in 1984 that the term Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) was first used in a paper by Norman Rosenthal and colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. This Witness Seminar looked at the research leading up to that paper and the thirty years of subsequent investigations into the disorder which affects a significant proportion of the population.

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