News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

5 Mar, 2015
  • Professor June Purvis will join us to talk about the struggle for women's ...
5 Mar, 2015
  • Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary and former British Ambassador, will speak candidly about 'Treating terrorism' and his views on ISIS and homegrown ...
5 Mar, 2015
  • World Book Day: focus on research ...
5 Mar, 2015
  • Number skills in primary school: development and individual ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The 17th Annual Jaina Studies Workshop takes place on 19-20 March, 2015 at SOAS, University of ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The politics of constitution-making and the rule of law in Egypt and Tunisia will be debated by human rights practitioners, legal experts and political analysts at SOAS University of ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Professor Michel Hockx, Director of the SOAS China Institute, explores how Chinese online literature has transformed Chinese culture and society in his latest ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Tina Liu (UCL Centre for Transport Studies, 2010) has been announced as the winner of this year’s Professional Achievement Award in the Education UK Alumni Awards for China run by the British ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • As a painter, Burgess was attracted to scenes of Spanish life, a classic fascination within art in the mid-19th century. This talk by Geography student Laura Shipp will explore the obsession the ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Researchers have found that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is more heritable than recent studies have suggested with genetic influences on the disorder estimated to fall between 74-98 per ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The Science Gallery London, a flagship project for Culture at King's College London, has launched it's first ever open call for ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Seventeen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Dr Chris Bakal, Team Leader in Dynamical Cell Systems, gives a historical perspective on research into cancer and the immune system, and puts his own new study in ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • One of our Geography PhD students has been named one of the ten outstanding young Americans for her research into mobile learning, gender and ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The University of London is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Freedberg as Director of The Warburg Institute with effect from July 2015. read ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The United Kingdom as we know it may not survive the next decade and is “no longer a fixed map in the collective UK mind”, according to Lord Professor Peter Hennessy, who was speaking at the ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Billions of people across the globe are suffering the consequences of untreated tooth decay (cavities) – which include toothache and dental abscesses – according to new research published in the ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Should the works of Shakespeare’s plays be censored where there is a risk of offence? In this article, Dr Preti Taneja, Global Shakespeare Research Fellow, considers the ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • The Innovate UK IC Tomorrow competition is offering up to £35,000 to small companies to work with expert partners, including QMUL, to find solutions to challenges in the wearable technologies ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • A major report into terrorist listing and conflict transformation was launched at an event at QMUL’s School of Law by the International State Crime Initiative ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Changing the shapes of tumour cells could make them a target of the body’s own inflammatory response against a tumour, inhibiting cancer ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Hundreds of pieces of plastic litter will be collected and dumped at Royal Holloway, University of London, before being turned into handmade sculptures, in an event to highlight the harm the rubbish ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Researchers have discovered a network of viruses, which were previously associated with managed honeybees, may now pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to a new study published ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Every year millions of people are forcibly displaced by floods, wind-storms, earthquakes, droughts and other natural hazards. Although many find refuge within their own country, some have to move ...
4 Mar, 2015
  • Breast cancers cells that behave like adult stem cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body, according to ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • Football Beyond Borders (FBB), a non-profit organisation set up by a SOAS alumnus, has ventured into the world of crowd-funding in order to set up and run FBB TV, an ambitious youth-led YouTube ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • SOAS, University of London’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been shortlisted in this year’s Guardian University Awards ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • The fossil of Homo habilis, or ‘handy man’, has undergone state-of-the-art computer reconstruction, revealing new information about its jaw shape which indicates the species has older ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • In preparation for the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations, over 60 students from Royal Holloway, University of London's Community Action scheme have been busy this week, tidying up Egham High ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • ‘Strange Creatures: The art of unknown animals’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. By examining the world of animal representations, the exhibition explores how imagery ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • During his state visit to the UK, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, has witnessed the signing of a major collaboration agreement between King's College London and the largest University ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • A final year Drama student at QMUL has had her song selected for the BBC Radio 1 ...
3 Mar, 2015
  • England's post-16 education and training system fails dismally to reduce literacy and numeracy skills inequality, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • Malian musicians Trio da Kali participated in a series of special events for SOAS students last week. Trio da Kali have been in residency at the SOAS Music department, in collaboration with the Aga ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • Prostate cells that look normal under the microscope may be hiding genetic mutations that could develop into ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • A virus specially designed to target skin cancer boosts the effectiveness of other cancer treatments in an unexpected way, a new study has ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • A letter written by The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and co-signed by more than 10 charities has been published in The ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • This weekend saw students from across the country take part in HackLondon, one of the largest student-run inter-university hackathons in the UK. Hosted by King's College London Tech Society, in ...
2 Mar, 2015
  • A new law on driving after taking certain drugs has come into force in England and Wales. Dr Kim Wolff, Reader in Addiction Science at King's and an advisor for the Government drug drive policy, led ...
28 Feb, 2015
  • Department member Dr Lucia Dolce has been awarded with a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • From criminology to cancer research – a new test can predict the survival chances of women with breast cancer by analysing images of ‘hotspots’ where there has been a fierce immune reaction to ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • A day of Classics-based activities, organised by Royal Holloway's Classical ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • In this article, co-authored by Professor Brigitte Granville - School of Business and Management at QMUL - contends that default and exit from the eurozone would allow Greece to begin correcting past ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • 2015 marks the 800th anniversary since the first Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymede. Celebrations will take place across the country and King's College London will be supporting the Anniversary ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • As the world marks Rare Disease Day tomorrow (Saturday 28 February), Royal Holloway is welcoming secondary school pupils and sufferers with their families and carers today to learn about the ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants is an important new guidance document that will help school leaders make sense of, and act on, research evidence about the impact of teaching ...
27 Feb, 2015
  • 'Visually-impaired musicians' lives', the world's first conference on the experiences of blind and partially-sighted musicians will be hosted by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) on 10–11 March 2015.
26 Feb, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • The Cultural Institute at King's hosted an evening showcase of the work of King's academics, as part of the first King's Collaborative Innovation Scheme for Early Career Researchers. The Cultural ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • 'Dwellings' by Carlos Reyes-Manzo runs until 20 March
26 Feb, 2015
  • Statement on behalf of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, regarding the identity of Jihadi ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • As part of our Magna Carta season of events, we're pleased to welcome Professor Peter Hennessy, Baron Hennessy of Nymphsfield and Attlee Profesor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary's, ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • QMUL’s School of Law is now one of only 11 UK university law departments recognised for purposes of admission to the Singapore ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Professor Norman Fenton writes about his role co-presenting a forthcoming BBC Four documentary on climate change and the importance of three key ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Global health experts believe the current data on cancer prevalence, incidence and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa – which determines how billions of pounds of international development money is ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Don't miss this important talk by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, who we welcome onto campus in this key anniversary year of Magna Carta. For more details click the link ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Internationally renowned chamber orchestra the London Mozart Players will join students from the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London on stage for a unique side-by-side ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Ninety-seven per cent of this year’s Masters in Management (MiM) graduates from London Business School secured employment within three months of completing the programme, according to figures ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Collaborative initiative led by CDC focuses on ending indigenous cases of malaria in ...
26 Feb, 2015
  • Collaborative initiative led by CDC focuses on ending indigenous cases of malaria in ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • The new King's College London Report has been ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • Professor Imre Demhardt, a geographer and historian with an expertise in the history of cartography, has been named the new ST Lee Visiting Fellow. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • Like 'Clever Hans' the German horse who appeared to be able to do complex mathematics, music listening programmes appear to work until we start to really test ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • A multiple sclerosis sufferer who works with QMUL to talk about her experience of the condition has been selected to appear in a special Comic Relief edition of Strictly Come ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • This week saw 153 UCL students, staff and alumni join together in an attempt to set the record for the largest number of people wearing Jeremy Bentham facemasks in one place on ...
25 Feb, 2015
  • Researchers from the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL and Public Health England have presented results at a conference in Seattle, Washington, indicating that ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • Recent graduates, or students who are set to graduate this year, with at least a 2:1 in their discipline are eligible to apply for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • SOAS student Nathan Graham, BA Japanese Studies, has won silver medal in the ‘Men's Senior Kumite U60kg’ event at this year’s British Universities & College Sport Nationals ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • Are you looking for a fresh start to your career? Don’t miss the only graduate recruitment fair ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • Project promotes academic dialogue across institutional and geographic ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • Modern quantum theory is our most fundamental theory of how the universe works. But what use is it? With the aid of live experiments, Royal Holloway physicist, Dr Phil Meeson, will take you on a ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • 50/50 chance of hitting 10,000 by 2022  Today, the FTSE 100 closed at 6,949.63 and finally broke through its previous all-time high of 6,930, achieved on the final trading day of 1999. ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • New research suggests regulatory reforms made it easier for corporate interests to influence ...
24 Feb, 2015
  • New research suggests regulatory reforms made it easier for corporate interests to influence ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • Prof Gurharpal Singh featured on BBC Heart and Soul about recent developments in ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • New evidence shows that the majority of infants at high-risk of developing peanut allergy are protected from peanut allergy at age 5 years if they eat peanut frequently, starting within the first 11 ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • A collaboration between UCL's Department of Earth Sciences, Rocktype Limited, and FEI will potentially enable faster and more efficient processing of large data sets in the study of sedimentary ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • In this letter, published in the Law Society Gazette, QMUL's Jonathan Griffiths challenges "undue pessimism" about the UK’s imminent legislation on plain ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, has launched its #votebecause campaign to encourage its students to use their right to vote in this year's general ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • Growing pressure from LPs moves ESG from a compliance function to the heart of the investment process Institutional investors are increasingly demanding that private equity firms adopt ESG ...
23 Feb, 2015
  • The UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) Director of International Affairs, Mike Winter and Lucy Green, Head of International Recruitment joined Boris Johnson, Mayor of London at the Museum of the ...
22 Feb, 2015
  • We are delighted to announce that SOAS has a scholarship fund of £250,000 to award in 2015-16 for Masters students in Language-based Area Studies, funded by the HEFCE Postgraduate Support Scheme ...
22 Feb, 2015
  • Four anthropologists have recently joined the ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • The 'next generation of Osama bin Ladens' are cutting their teeth in Syria and Iraq, ICSR Director Peter Neumann warned a special White House summit on violent extremism this week.Professor Neumann, ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • Dr Jade Alglave (UCL Computer Sciences) has been named as the winner of the Brian Mercer Award for Innovation by the Royal ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • A new app, called Reel Reviews, which uses sophisticated computer analysis of comments from users on Twitter to give up-to-the-minute film ratings has been launched just in time for the ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced a major research collaboration aiming to define new insights and develop novel therapies in ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • Following a lengthy inquiry into the current Ukraine crisis, to which a King's College London expert served as Specialist Advisor, Parliament has released a timely and hard-hitting report on European ...
20 Feb, 2015
  • Figures that won’t go out of fashion London Fashion Week reminds us of the industry’s economic importance Fashion is big business Latest estimates suggest its direct value to the UK ...
19 Feb, 2015
  • A process called piling is taking place to support the Senate House North Block building from the fluctuating water ...
19 Feb, 2015
  • A round up of this week's ...
19 Feb, 2015
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19 Feb, 2015
  • Researchers at QMUL have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first ...