News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

22 Oct, 2014
  • Taking a new cancer drug once a week could benefit patients by giving healthy tissues time to recover from the effects of treatment, as suggested by a simple blood test, according to a new clinical ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Innovative course brings together expertise from two top London ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • UCL presents an evening of space exploration at Stratford Picture House to mark the upcoming release of Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar. From 8pm on 28 October, a special ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • UCL graduate students and academic staff are invited to submit their research images with aesthetic and artistic appeal for this year’s 'Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research' Competition ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Gallery has hosted material and digital displays, performances and ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has recently (11 October) been made President-Elect of the World Medical ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • An essay on 17th-century playwright Ben Jonson, has won Professor Sir Brian Vickers, FBA, a senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies, the 2014 Beverley Rogers Literary Award. read ...
22 Oct, 2014
  • Father and Daughter is a new book by the Institute of Education's (IOE) Professor Ann Oakley, about the development of her own work and that of her father Richard Titmuss, the well-known policy ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Giorgos Kallis, a leading political ecologist at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, has been awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship to join the department of Development Studies ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Peter K. Austin, Märit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Faculty of Languages at Uppsala University, ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies, University of London, is organising a Residential School from 22-25 March 2015 on the topic of ‘Governance and ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Researchers at King's College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme. This study aims to ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • King's researchers have been awarded over £1.6m to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating genetic skin disorders that affect the ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • The International Journal for Nursing Studies (IJNS), hosted by at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, has, published an important editorial, calling into question ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • A leading nursing journal, hosted at King's, has published an important editorial, calling into question international guidelines on the use of face-masks to protect people from contracting ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • A leading nursing journal, hosted at King's, has published an important editorial, calling into question international guidelines on the use of face-masks to protect people from contracting ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Alison Wolf has today been made a Cross Bench Peer for Life by The ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Rt Hon David Willetts MP, former Minister for Universities and Science, has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at King's College ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • A new study led by King's College London has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • One of the most senior Government lawyers and an acclaimed surrealist painter are to receive honorary degrees from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study this year, continuing its ...
21 Oct, 2014
  • Like a couple of careful suitors, Chinese and European businesses and governments have been developing their relationship over time, leading the London Business School China Club to ask: ‘Is this ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • Famed chef and cookbook writer Yotam Ottolenghi will speak as part of the SOAS Food Studies Centre Distinguished Lecture Series, inaugurating a productive new partnership between the SOAS Food ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • A national survey into the chances of finding graduate-level employment after leaving university has placed St George’s, University of London, second in the ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • In a digital world, are we drowning in data? ‘Too Much Information’, one of the activities in the forthcoming Being Human festival of humanities, is set to take a fresh look at what it is ...
20 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School strategy expert named one of the best scientific ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • A student on a short-term placement at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, has led development of a new tool to visualise and analyse complex genetics data ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Inspirational colleagues from across King's – whose talents span the arts, business, science and medicine – have been named among the Evening Standard's annual list of 'The 1000 most influential ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Queen Mary University of London’s Principal has joined university leaders from across the country in outlining their conviction that equality and diversity are integral to a university’s ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • Leading figures recognised for their contribution to College ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Historical Research was officially reopened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, on Tuesday 14 October. read ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education's (IOE) Music for Life Project has won the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Arts and Health Award. The award recognises excellent creative arts initiatives that ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • New analysis exploring how parents' relationships affect fathers' interaction with their children has found that fathers who are in a happy, affectionate relationship are more likely to talk ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • National Bank of Oman Chairman to speak at London Business ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School behavioural expert receives George Petitpas ...
17 Oct, 2014
  • CPI falls to a five-year low, but is deflation a genuine concern for the ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists at King's College London, the University of Manchester, and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire ...
16 Oct, 2014
  • New research sheds light on the working conditions of au pairs in the ...
16 Oct, 2014
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15 Oct, 2014
  • The annual Indonesia Kontemporer takes place this weekend on 18 October at the Russell Square campus of SOAS, University of ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Staff, students and the public are being urged to come to two free performances by leading sound artists happening on campus in the next two weeks. The performances are part of the pre-opening ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn’s moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Where can you find novelist, psychogeographer and ‘modern flâneur’ Will Self on the same bill as Al Murray, the nation’s most famous pub landlord, alongside some of the ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Bacteria for some of the UK's most prevalent illnesses were found on the hands of ten King's students in a Longitude Prize experiment to mark Global Handwashing ...
15 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Dr Ben Murtagh, Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay at SOAS, University of London recently spoke at Q! Film Festival in Jakarta about his latest book Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Dr Phil Clark, Reader in Comparative and International Politics, recently addressed the Colombian government on lessons learned from peace and justice processes in central Africa. Dr Clark was ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • In a rare appearance, the world’s foremost specialist in the arts of India, the Himalayas and South East Asia, Dr Pratapaditya Pal, will give a lecture at SOAS, University of London on 5 November ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • All 22 intrepid runners for The Institute of Cancer Research successfully completed Sunday’s gruelling 13-mile Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise vital funds for our ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, according to new UCL research undertaken as part of the Public Health Research ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • People with type 2 diabetes are physically less able to recover from stress, finds a study by scientists at UCL and the University of Zurich, funded by the British Heart ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • A drug which can block the activity of a common mutation in cancer has shown promise in its first patient trial, a new study ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some ...
14 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School honorary degree recipient is 75th ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London will host a workshop entitled ‘Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools’ in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-14 February 2015. The ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • SOAS PhD Nohoudh Scholar, and founder of Ramadan Tent Project, Omar Salhi has been a part of the organising team for the upcoming 3rd Turkish Arab Youth Congress, which will take place in Istanbul ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • The Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, the largest and leading centre in Europe for the study of world music, has announced dates for its hugely popular Concert Series ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Earlier this year, Abdi-Wali Gurey, a former part-time PhD student in Politics and International Relations at SOAS, put his studies on hold in order to return to his homeland of Somalia and run for ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL funded by the ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • Healthcare systems expert, Robin Gauld, takes up his new role in London as the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), ...
13 Oct, 2014
  • London Business School survey finds executives are playing catch ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Charles Bolden, the head of NASA, visited UCL Academy on Thursday 9 October ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The ICR is currently recruiting for a range of fully funded four-year PhD studentships. Read about how our PhD students contribute to our cutting-edge research and why the ICR is a great place to ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Major therapeutic innovation and the ensuing significant clinical benefit require the discovery of truly novel drugs that act on molecular targets that are previously ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • New project aims to increase number of teachers trained to teach ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The 'Critical Work Placements' toolkit was launched on Thursday 9 ...
10 Oct, 2014
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10 Oct, 2014
  • The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine is between £3 and £22, only if several favourable factors all coincide, according to a study co-authored by researchers from the ...
10 Oct, 2014
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10 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) will host a conference today, Saturday 11 October, to mark the centenary celebrations of the birth of the inspirational educator Harry ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • Professor Simon Marginson is the first academic outside the United States to present the University of California's Clark Kerr lecture ...
10 Oct, 2014
  • The ideal cost per dose for a new meningitis vaccine is between £3 and £22, only if several favourable factors all coincide, according to a study co-authored by researchers from the ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language is seeking short pieces ('notes') for inclusion in Volume ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • A round up of this week's of ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • King's College London is part of the ENIGMA Project - a major global initiative, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, that will bring together brain scans and DNA from 30,000 people at ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Seven King's students travel to Geneva this week to take part in the 2014 UNICA Student Conference at the University of ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Scan the TV schedules for cooking shows, Google the word ‘recipes’ (4.5 million hits) and you’ll notice we’ve become a nation of gastro enthusiasts. But what if you want to do ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Children’s incorrect assumptions about maths and science will be challenged in a major study led by neuroscientists at ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The ICR has been campaigning for changes to the EU Paediatric Regulation, which we believe could make a real difference to the number of new cancer drugs which enter clinical trials in children. Here ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Birkbeck alumnus Richard Burr competed in The Great British Bake Off ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • UCL students have received a very high volume of spam emails overnight. Updates on this situation will be posted on this ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • King's College London, in collaboration with the BBC, is launching a major Cultural Enquiry into the role partnership plays in enabling publicly funded cultural institutions to enhance the quality ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Why do children from East Asian countries excel academically? It is a question that has long intrigued and worried Western education policymakers in equal ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE)'s, London Centre for Leadership in Learning launched The Research and Development Network on Tuesday 16 September at an event at Swiss Cottage Learning ...
9 Oct, 2014
  • Children's incorrect assumptions about maths and science will be challenged in a major study to be carried out by the Institute of Education (IOE) and Birkbeck College, University of ...