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article News story: Can one have a legal right to disobey a law?
17, November , 2009

Using the recent test case of right-to-die campaigner and multiple sclerosis sufferer Debbie Purdy, who challenged the law on assisted suicide, the issue of civil disobedience will be examined in a forthcoming inaugural lecture at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Top gong for Queen Mary law graduate who sued US clothing retailer
3, December , 2009

Queen Mary law alumna Riam Dean was named Disabled Young Person of the Year at the Human Rights Awards held by RADAR, the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation, on Tuesday 1 December 2009.

article News story: Are judges a law unto themselves?
27, February , 2009

Richard Nobles, Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London is to deliver his inaugural lecture ‘Why Do Judges Talk the Way They Do?’ on Thursday 5 March 2009.

article News story: International Arbitration survey appoints researcher
21, October , 2009

Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced the appointment of the White & Case Research Fellow at the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Queen Mary geographer wins place on Borneo climate change summit
8, June , 2009

A Queen Mary geography student has been chosen by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to represent the UK at a nine-day conference on global climate change in Brunei, Borneo.

article News story: Lecture argues Britain’s homeless are not hopeless
2, June , 2009

Academics often paint a bleak picture of homelessness. But there are inspirational efforts being made to support homeless people in our towns and cities, suggests Jon May, Professor of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Celebrating anniversary in Paris with a spot of Naked Lunch
22, June , 2009

Fifty years after the first edition of cult novel Naked Lunch rolled off the presses in France, the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) is holding a series of events to mark the occasion.

article News story: British arts beat to a Brazilian rhythm
22, June , 2009

People’s Palace Projects, the arts organisation based at Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded £369,885 for a new project that brings together performance artists from Brazil’s toughest ghettos with British arts institutions.

article News story: Studying the rights and safety of sex workers
12, February , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London is to host a seminar highlighting the plight of sex workers, the affect of the built environment on their lives and benefits and challenges inherent in the legalisation of prostitution, on Wednesday 18 February.

article News story: Lisa Jardine academic wins world’s largest prize for non-fiction history book
4, November , 2009

Professor Lisa Jardine CBE has won the 2009 Cundill International Prize in History for her acclaimed book Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory, which lifts the lid on the realities of foreign occupation in seventeenth-century Britain.

article News story: Robert Peston to lecture on the post-crisis UK economy
22, October , 2009

Multi-award winning journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

article News story: Queen Mary to host Van Dyck colloquium with Tate Britain
5, March , 2009

Queen Mary is to host a one-day symposium, ‘Van Dyck and Seventeenth Century Britain’, in conjunction with Tate Britain on Friday 6 March 2009.

article News story: Harvard Shakespeare expert opens Renaissance seminar series
20, October , 2009

Shakespeare supremo Stephen Greenblatt and Tudor historian David Starkey CBE are among the guest speakers secured for Queen Mary’s Renaissance Seminars 2009/10.

article News story: Lecture marks 100th anniversary of MI5
21, October , 2009

MI5’s official historian, Professor Christopher Andrew is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 3 November 2009. The event is being held to mark the centenary of the British Security Service.

article News story: The Indian justice system and its impact in the UK
9, January , 2009

Dr Prakash Shah, senior lecturer at Queen Mary’s Department of Law, has been awarded funding from France’s L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) for a major project on the governance and administration of justice in India and its affect on trans-national South Asians in the UK.

article News story: Power to the people: Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on journalism, blogging and Twitter
29, April , 2009

The Guardian's coverage of G20 was achieved through the combination of traditional reporters doing the footwork and the mass observation of the crowd, according the newspaper’s editor-in-chief.

article News story: Tristram Hunt lectures on London through the ages
17, June , 2009

Queen Mary historian Tristram Hunt has organised a series of fascinating lectures on the capital as part of the Story of London Festival – a month-long celebration of the city’s past, present and future.

article News story: Queen Mary fledgling historians at Google HQ
18, November , 2009

A group of history students from Queen Mary, University of London got a rare opportunity to visit Google’s UK Headquarters in Victoria, London on Monday 15 November.

article News story: What’s love got to do with it?
11, June , 2009

It is always sold as the perfect fairy story, but romantic love has its drawbacks for today’s Caribbean woman, suggests a leading gender studies expert in her lecture at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Peter Riddell speaks on 'Transitions of Government'
11, November , 2009

Peter Riddell, Assistant Editor of The Times, is to deliver his paper Transitions of Government, as part of an event organised by The Mile End Group - Queen Mary, University of London’s contemporary history research arm.

article News story: £2.9m AHRC award funds 74 postgraduate studentships
5, March , 2009

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded Queen Mary, University of London, £2.9 million to support masters and doctoral students in the arts and humanities.

article News story: French Ambassador gives lecture on international relations
26, November , 2009

The French Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Maurice Gourdault-Montagne is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 1 December 2009.

article News story: Big grant to assess fat-fighting project
14, September , 2009

A Queen Mary geographer has secured a grant of £916,803 to evaluate a major Government-led initiative to help curb obesity in nine English towns.

article News story: Book by World War I literature scholar wins prestigious Prize
6, November , 2009

A specialist in early 20th-Century English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London has won a coveted Philip Leverhulme Prize for his book Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature.

article News story: New cultural programme announced between Brazil and UK
9, November , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London - together with the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with Arts Council England and the British Council - is delighted to announce the first phase of a new cultural knowledge exchange programme between Brazil and the UK.

article News story: East Enders invited to join debate on 2012 Olympic legacy
27, November , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London is to host a lively discussion on the Olympic legacy and its potential to transform London’s East End from one of the most deprived areas of the UK into an urban regeneration success story.

article News story: Master filmmaker and director Mike Leigh at Queen Mary
28, April , 2009

Acclaimed British director Mike Leigh OBE visited Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 27 April to mark the start of the College’s biennial festival of Humanities and Social Sciences - Arts Week 2009 (27 – 30 April).

article News story: Performing Medicine: The Expressive Body Workshop
22, April , 2009

A live workshop will demonstrate how theatre-based training techniques can benefit medical students as part of Arts Week, at Queen Mary, University of London on 29 April 2009.

article News story: Microsoft and its exclusivity talks with News Corporation - Cyber law expert Professor Chris Reed comments
26, November , 2009

This week’s Financial Times report that a deal is being discussed under which Microsoft would obtain exclusive rights to index News Corporation’s paid-for content raises interesting questions about online business models.

article News story: Creative debate to be held at Queen Mary
14, October , 2009

Queen Mary will be opening its doors to the public later this month as part of the week-long festival Inside Out, which is organised by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange.

article News story: Professor Ian Walden appointed to the Press Complaints Commission
9, December , 2009

A media law expert at Queen Mary, University of London, has joined the Board of the Press Complaints Commission, it was announced today.

article News story: Stephen Fry joins Lisa Jardine to deliver HarperCollins History Lecture
6, November , 2009

TV presenter, actor and writer Stephen Fry is to give the 2009 HarperCollins History Lecture, in conversation with Professor Lisa Jardine CBE, at the Royal Institute of British Architects on Wednesday 11 November 2009.

article News story: A trip on a ‘magic carpet’ lets your imagination take flight
10, November , 2009

With pantomime season upon us, theatregoers across the land will watch spell-bound as Aladdin soars across stage on his gravity defining carpet. How did this much-loved story and others like it convey the power and wonder of flight long before the dawn of aviation?

article News story: European Integration: A ‘One Way Street’
5, November , 2009

David Cameron, on 4 November 2009, made a major announcement on the constitutional arrangements a future Conservative government would put in place regarding the UK’s relationship with the European Union. Below, Kenneth Armstrong, Professor of European Law at Queen Mary, University of London, asks three important questions about these proposals.

article News story: Queen Mary tax expert gives his perspective on Pre-Budget Report
10, December , 2009

In the wake of Alistair Darling's Pre-Budget Report for 2009, tax specialist Jonathan Schwarz at Queen Mary, University of London gives his perspective on the proposed levy on bankers' bonuses.

article News story: Queen Mary Theatre Company holds Harold Pinter Festival
10, November , 2009

The life and works of Nobel-Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter will be celebrated in a festival being held at Queen Mary, University of London from Friday 13 November to Sunday 15 November 2009.

article News story: Queen Mary reveals unmissable line-up for Arts Week 2009
6, April , 2009

Acclaimed film director Mike Leigh, OBE, is just one of the big name speakers taking part in Arts Week 2009 - Queen Mary’s biennial celebration of the Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

article News story: Fidel and Che: Cuban revolutionaries
8, January , 2009

A Cuban revolution expert at Queen Mary, University of London is to give two lectures in early 2009 to mark the publication of his first book on 8 January, and the 50th anniversary of the political uprising in Cuba.

article News story: Treason, politics and religion in post-Reformation England
18, March , 2009

Professor Michael Questier, of Queen Mary’s Department of History, will deliver his inaugural lecture ‘The Cause of this Sudden Execution’ on 17 March, challenging contemporary views of political opposition to the regimes of Elizabeth I and James I.

article News story: Queen Mary professor advises House of Lords on EU financial regulation
6, April , 2009

A legal scholar from Queen Mary, University of London is acting as special adviser to the House of Lords on its investigation into European Union (EU) financial regulation since November 2008.

article News story: People’s Palace Projects lead debate on role of arts in environmentalism
7, January , 2009

People’s Palace Projects, the arts organisation based at Queen Mary, and the Young Vic theatre have teamed up with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to hold a colloquium exploring deforestation and how the arts can help alter society’s attitude towards climate change.

article News story: Ofcom Chairman gives annual Peston Lecture at Queen Mary
20, March , 2009

Lord (David) Currie of Marylebone, the outgoing Chair of Ofcom – the UK communications regulator - will deliver the annual Peston Lecture at Queen Mary, University of London, on Wednesday, 25 March, 2009.

article News story: Queen Mary paper may steer government on intellectual property law
12, June , 2009

A Queen Mary law expert is to write a paper that will guide government policy on intellectual property (IP) rights.

article News story: Queen Mary’s fledgling lawyers recognised by Attorney General Awards
6, April , 2009

Law students at Queen Mary have been highly commended in three out of the four categories of a prestigious legal award scheme. The annual Attorney General Student Awards were set up four years ago to recognise pro bono (free) work undertaken by law schools and their students to benefit local communities.

article News story: Queen Mary reaches finals of the Dragon Awards 2009
1, September , 2009

Queen Mary has been shortlisted for a second prestigious award for taking the ethical step of bringing its non-residential cleaning service back in-house after 15 years with contractors.

article News story: ‘Miss America’ takes the People’s Palace by storm
5, March , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London, presents the UK stage premiere of Miss America, a witty critique on the dissolution of the ‘American Dream’, which runs from 21 March to 23 March.

article News story: Are British constitutional reforms trivial or transforming?
15, April , 2009

To mark the twelfth anniversary of New Labour’s rise to power on 1 May, the College's Anthony Sampson Memorial Lecture 2009 will survey the Labour government’s legacy, and its impact on Britain’s political system.

article News story: Queen Mary’s Professor Donald Sassoon appointed to prestigious Visiting Chair
22, January , 2009

An eminent historian at Queen Mary, University of London has been appointed the 2009 Samuel Wood Brooks Visiting Professor in English Literature at the University of Queensland.

article News story: Widely acclaimed Queen Mary Fellow launches her first major visual art exhibition
8, April , 2009

Bobby Baker, the AHRC Creative Fellow with the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, has launched her first major visual art exhibition.

article News story: Professor Richard Ashcroft appointed Fellow of the Institute of Biology
16, January , 2009

One of Queen Mary’s leading academics has been invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in recognition of his work in bioethics and ethical issues in the life sciences.

article News story: Professor Philip Ogden elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
11, March , 2009

Acting Principal, Professor Philip Ogden, has been elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of social sciences.

article News story: Alastair Campbell, Former Downing Street press chief, teaches at Queen Mary
9, February , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London welcomed Alastair Campbell, New Labour’s former director of communications and strategy, to its Mile End campus on Monday 9 February, 2009.

article News story: Formal portrait of Professor Stuart Hall, FBA, unveiled at Queen Mary
18, February , 2009

A striking new photographic portrait celebrating Queen Mary’s second Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities was presented to the College today, Wednesday 18 February 2009.

article News story: The Economics of Smoking
18, April , 2009

The effectiveness of smoking bans will be called into question in a provocative lecture, being held as part of Arts Week, at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 29 April.

article News story: Emotions, Medicine and the Law
17, April , 2009

Queen Mary, University of London is hosting a fascinating symposium exploring the evolving relationship of psychology and British law, as part of Arts Week, on Wednesday 29 April.

article News story: QM geography student awarded prestigious fieldwork apprenticeship
8, April , 2009

A first year student from Queen Mary's Department of Geography has been named as one of the recipients of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Learning and Leading fieldwork apprenticeships.

article News story: Tory MP Dominic Grieve gives public lecture on 'identity and multiculturalism'
4, March , 2009

Dominic Grieve QC, MP for Beaconsfield, Shadow Justice Secretary and Shadow Attorney General, is to give the annual Lord Smith of Clifton lecture at Queen Mary, University of London, on Wednesday 4 March 2009.

article News story: Medicine Under Pressure: Arts Week Highlight
20, April , 2009

High-profile lawyer Phil Shiner will join a timely debate on ethics, medicine and human rights, an Arts Week event at Queen Mary, University of London, on Wednesday 29 April.

article News story: ‘Boom and bust’ in the American economy
6, February , 2009

Simon Mohun, Professor of Political Economy at Queen Mary, University of London will give his inaugural lecture ‘Profitability, Boom and Bust in the US Economy’ on Tuesday 10 February.

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