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We are all now in the same building which is very good for the cohesion and collective spirit of the School
Professor Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History

ArtsTwo, the new humanities building at Queen Mary, University of London is a striking landmark on the Mile End Road.

Officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on Friday 9 March 2012, the £21m building is the new home for the College’s School of History, with some 70 members of staff and a 650-strong student cohort. The Leo Baeck Institute, London, a leading research hub for the study of German Jewish history and culture is also housed in ArtsTwo.

The five-storey building, nominated for three architectural awards, has a suite of seminar rooms and a 300-seat lecture theatre – facilities that serve the entire College and local community.

This space indicates the College’s commitment to supporting drama and film in having the most excellent facilities, for both our research and our teaching, and also for sharing with the community
Jen Harvie, Acting Head of Drama, School of English and Drama

The burgeoning Film and Drama Departments also benefit from ArtsTwo’s purpose-built studio for teaching and research, in addition to public lectures and performances.

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