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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

April 2017

Thursday 27th Hitchcock Cinema, Arts One Building, QMUL

May 2017

Tuesday 23rd Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, QMUL

Latest news

Professor Miri Rubin on BBC Radio 4

Tuesday March 21st

Professor Miri Rubin was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Long View. Prof Rubin discussed fake news with Jonathan Freedland, comparing the invention of an accusation of child murder against the Jews of Norwich in the 12th century with the current wave of fake news stories. 

Professor Tilli Tansey elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine

Tuesday March 14th

Professor Tilli Tansey has been elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine. This award is made to ‘persons who have eminently distinguished themselves in the service of medicine and the branches of science allied to it’.

Dr Reuben Loffman writes for The Conversation

Friday March 10th

Dr Reuben Loffman writes about the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an article for The Conversation

History at QMUL ranked in global top 50

Wednesday March 8th

History at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is ranked in the global top 50 and 11th in the UK, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) said:“It’s really heartening to see such a solid performance for so many subject areas at Queen Mary. As well as individual results, the trend is important - we’ve increased the number of top 50 subjects from one in 2014 to four this year. I’m especially pleased for colleagues in the Drama Department, now ranked 30th in the world.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is considered to be among the most trusted of league tables. Rankings are based on academic and employer reputations and research citations per faculty (the number of times the research is credited in the work of other academics).

Dr Sarah Chaney on BBC Radio 4

Tuesday March 7th

Dr Sarah Chaney discusses her new book, Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Woman’s Hour’. Dr Chaney discusses its long and secret history and considers the different interpretations over the centuries, challenging the many misconceptions and controversies surrounding it.

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