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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 Hans Bredow Institute

Tuesday November 25th

Professor Christina von Hodenberg presents at ‘Entangled Media Histories’ at the Hans Bredow Institute. Prof von Hodenberg will give a keynote based on the research for her upcoming book,on audience research in transnationally entangled television histories.

Professor Quentin Skinner publishes a book with new perspectives on Shakespeare

Tuesday November 25th

In Forensic ShakespeareProfessor Quentin Skinner makes the case that Shakespeare draws on classical theories of judicial rhetoric, and that this accounts for certain distinctive features of his vocabulary, as well as explaining why certain scenes follow a recurrent pattern.He also expands our understanding of Shakespeare’s reading by demonstrating his intimate knowledge of several rhetorical texts.

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.

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