News from UoL Colleges and Institutes

28 Nov, 2014
  • Negotiations with violent extremist groups such as Islamic State are 'inevitable', Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff Jonathan Powell said at an event at King's College London last night.Speaking at ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • Jacqueline Rose – known for her scholarly and feminist works – has been appointed to ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • A blood test could one day uncover the genetic ‘echoes’ from past activity such as smoking which could increase a person’s chance of developing cancer years ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • The keynote speakers, Jon Moulton, Founder and Managing Partner of Better Capital, Carlos Eduardo, Partner of Seedcamp, Julia Meyer MBE, Founder of Ariadne Capital and Nigel Verdon, Chairman and ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • Do children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium have some reasons to be cheerful? Yes, it appears that they ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • More than half of the children born in the UK at the turn of the millennium experienced poverty at some point during their first 11 years, a new study ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • Nearly four in every ten children born at the turn of the century lived through at least one change in their parents' relationship status in their first 11 years – up from just one in ten in ...
28 Nov, 2014
  • Social background remains the most powerful predictor of 11-year-olds' cognitive abilities, a new study ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • On Thursday 6 November, 30 school pupils from Deptford Green School, Northumberland Park Community School and Guru Nana Sikh Academy attended a day of activities to coincide with the United Nations ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • UK scientists have identified a drug to target a rare breast cancer mutation that helps drive the disease in around 900 of the 50,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the UK each ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • Strategy: A History, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman's magnum opus on the role of strategy throughout world civilization, was this week awarded the 2014 W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize at the Political ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • Supporters of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, raised more than £7,000 at the Berlin Marathon for research into ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • UCL is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor David Lomas to the role of Vice-Provost (Health), replacing Professor Sir John Tooke, from 1st August ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, a new study ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • Behaviour change in local communities appears to be playing a key role in the reduction of Ebola cases in Liberia, according to School ...
27 Nov, 2014
  • Behaviour change in local communities appears to be playing a key role in the reduction of Ebola cases in Liberia, according to School ...
26 Nov, 2014
  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies at SOAS, University of London, is co-editor of a new book series, The Global Middle ...
26 Nov, 2014
  • Two debates currently dominating news coverage – infectious diseases and immigration – will be greatly enriched with the arrival from New Zealand of the next two NZ-UK Link Foundation ...
26 Nov, 2014
  • UCL in conjunction with the Brightside Trust, a mentoring charity, has launched a bespoke mentoring scheme for students at the UCL Academy, the UCL-sponsored school in Swiss ...
26 Nov, 2014
  • The most comprehensive international comparison of cancer survival to date, covering countries that are home to two-thirds of the world’s population, shows extremely wide differences in survival ...
26 Nov, 2014
  • The most comprehensive international comparison of cancer survival to date, covering countries that are home to two-thirds of the world’s population, shows extremely wide differences in survival ...
25 Nov, 2014
  • UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL ...
25 Nov, 2014
  • New biological methods used to trace the evolutionary history of kinship patterns shed new light on how societies developed as farming spread across the globe during the Neolithic, according to new ...
25 Nov, 2014
  • Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including ...
25 Nov, 2014
  • NINE upcoming Indian Parliamentarians were hosted by King's College London as part of the Chevening Parliamentary Leadership programme this month.The bespoke programme was designed to give the group ...
25 Nov, 2014
  • UCL and the Institute of Education (IOE) have today confirmed that they will be merging with effect from 2 December. The merger will create a new institution with over 35,000 students, confirming UCL ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • The Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library will close at 5pm on Friday 19th December and reopen at 9am on Monday 5th ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • Recent graduate, Robyn Trask, used her SOAS studies as the basis for a successful legal fight for women’s rights in ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • The COEXIST Interfaith Music Festival is entering its fourth year and is looking to sign up artists from various faith and interfaith backgrounds who wish to perform their music and/or dance at the ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • Findings could lead to development of new drugs to protect normal cell ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • The Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL is undertaking a major project to protect 39 of its rarest and most significant skeletons, some which have been on display in the Museum for 180 years. To help ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Paul Workman sets out his vision for cancer drug discovery as he is appointed Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, ...
24 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Paul Workman has been appointed as Chief Executive and President of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, on a permanent ...
23 Nov, 2014
  • Students from Southeast Asia are invited to apply for an Alphawood Scholarship, part of SOAS, University of London’s new Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, to study Buddhist and Hindu art in ...
22 Nov, 2014
  • The Institute of Education's Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education, has been elected to the membership of the Academia Europaea and awarded the Association for the Study of ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • UCU and Universities UK (UUK) have confirmed, following discussions, an agreement to suspend the sector-wide industrial ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • The King's Centre for Military Health celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday at a special event in King's College London, attended by over 150 ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • The structure of pores found in cell nuclei has been uncovered by a UCL-led team of scientists, revealing how they selectively block certain molecules from entering, protecting genetic material and ...
21 Nov, 2014
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21 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Stephen Ball called for more business and philanthropic enterprises to influence education policy. Speaking at the fifth annual Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Institute of Education ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • Grammar schools have been no more successful than comprehensives at helping to ensure their pupils gain a university degree or graduate from an elite higher education institution, new research ...
21 Nov, 2014
  • The Institute of Education (IOE) and the TES will host the second London Festival of Education at the IOE, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL on Saturday 28 February 2015. The festival will celebrate ...
20 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
20 Nov, 2014
  •  QMUL's Marius Ionut Calu analyses the impact of last week's Romanian elections, and suggests that the surprise result may be indicative of a changing society and maturing ...
20 Nov, 2014
  • Who was the real Nelson Mandela? Mandela: myth and reality, a conference which will be held ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London have helped develop a new phone app to guide parents from conception through to the first six months ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, receive PsychIMPACT awards from new research charity MQ: Transforming Mental ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Last week saw founder of Mulberry, Roger Saul, and CEO of the Prelude Group, Duncan Cheatle, speak at the King's Commercialisation Institute's second event for Enterprise Connect Series Four: ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • A new report by UCL and Arup reveals that UK city authorities spend an average of £23 million a year each on IT, which is 6% of their total ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Nelson Rolihlahla (Xhosa for 'troublemaker') Mandela has been described as a phenomenon and a global icon. He was also a practical, pragmatic politician. But who was the real Nelson Mandela? ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • According to Professor Tim Bale, Ed Miliband can avoid a damaging split between his party's 'beer drinkers' and 'wine drinkers' on immigration - but he shouldn't rely solely on economic ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Study will use computer-based attention ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Lunar Mission One is an exploratory robotic ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • An exciting new project to help monitor the spread of flu in the UK more accurately and earlier than ever before has been funded by i-sense, an £11m EPSRC-funded collaboration led ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Call for public to help monitor spread of UK flu more accurately than ever ...
19 Nov, 2014
  • Call for public to help monitor spread of UK flu more accurately than ever ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • SOAS, University of London has received a further £600,000 gift from Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) to secure a long-term endowment for the Numata Readership in ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • UCL and Tech City UK is launching the Digital Business Academy, the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills for anyone aspiring to ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Medical experts say a common malaria drug could have a significant impact on colorectal cancer providing a cheap adjunct to current expensive ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Advanced modelling techniques have mapped the structure of a key protein for the development of the nervous system – and cancer, a new study ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • Research at King's College London, with the Universities of Nottingham and Cardiff, has identified features of both candidate performance and of structured clinical skills examination design in ...
18 Nov, 2014
  • 11% of men in Britain report having ever paid for sex and 3.6% report doing so in the past five years, according to the latest findings from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).
18 Nov, 2014
  • 11% of men in Britain report having ever paid for sex and 3.6% report doing so in the past five years, according to the latest findings from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).
17 Nov, 2014
  • Thousands of people across the UK flocked to the start of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, which opened on 15 November with a staggering 46 public events. They ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • A new perspective on strategy in King's east coast US tripHigh-profile speakers have been addressing King's alumni at a series of events on the theme of strategy on an east coast tour of the United ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Following the recent publication of the decision on the Warburg Institute (6th November 2014), ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • Staff and students at the Royal Academy of Music offer warm congratulations to Lady Susie Sainsbury of Turville, who has been awarded with the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy. HRH The ...
17 Nov, 2014
  • A Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, produced by UCL along with four other academic institutions, has demonstrated that it is enabling participating businesses to ...
16 Nov, 2014
  • Timon Screech, Professor of the History of Art, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Academia Europaea (The Academy of ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Professor Paul Workman, Interim Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, took a global perspective on cancer in a high-profile talk this ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Earlier this month student volunteers from UCL and other London universities took part in a Gardening and Muck in Day in St ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London have proposed that repetitive negative thinking may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • The Chinese Cities of Tianjin and Shanghai have joined Cities Changing Diabetes – an initiative by Novo Nordisk, UCL and the Steno Diabetes Centre to fight the urban diabetes epidemic – today, ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Experts have shown that when certain parts of cannabis are used to treat cancer tumours alongside radio therapy treatment the growths can virtually ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) have highlighted the importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth in ...
14 Nov, 2014
  • Emeritus Professor, Dylan Wiliam has contributed to Licensed to Create, a new collection of essays from leading thinkers in education published by the Royal Society of Arts ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • A round up of this week's ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • On the evening of the 12 November, the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre was full to capacity for a lecture given by famed chef Yotam ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Scientists at King's have built on research they conducted last year to achieve previously unseen levels of control over the travelling direction of electromagnetic wave in waveguides and proved that ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Portrait of Professor Hobsbawm loaned to Birkbeck by Julia ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than ...
13 Nov, 2014
  • Basestone, a web and tablet-based drawing review tool for the construction industry, has been crowned the Dublin Web Summit’s Best Startup ...