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article News story: Delivering skills to capture local voices of the Irish Peace Process
27, April , 2012

Teachers, students and community leaders from Northern Ireland and Irish border counties learnt how to record the stories of their past and sometimes troubled histories during a visit to Queen Mary, University of London last week.

article News story: Peers Gather at House of Lords to Recollect the Peace Process for Legal History Project
31, May , 2012

Attendees at a reception in the House of Lords heard how an ambitious oral history project hopes to capture the recollections of those involved in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. The €1.1m project, Peace Process: Layers of Meaning, is led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, in association with Trinity College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

article News story: Historian uncovers rare writings by 18th century political icon
20, September , 2012

Three political essays by one of the greatest British statesmen of the last 250 years have been discovered by a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Launch of new Masters scholarships for students in humanities and socials sciences
8, March , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is launching a major fundraising appeal to raise £200,000 in scholarships for Masters’ students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

article News story: Queen Mary student entrepreneur to supply entertainment at major business event
3, August , 2012

An award-winning music agency created by a student at Queen Mary, University of London is set to supply top-class entertainment to 2,500 guests at the UK’s biggest entrepreneurs’ festival this September.

article News story: QM Head of Geography elected new Fellow of the British Academy
25, July , 2012

The British Academy has elected 38 new Fellows, including Professor Miles Ogborn, current Head of the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Top Treasury civil servant appointed Visiting Professor
6, September , 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, is to become a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. The post will be held jointly between the Mile End Group – the College’s forum for political debate - and the School of Economics and Finance.

article News story: London’s creative economy gets a boost with new entrepreneurial hub
24, September , 2012

Award-winning games developer and inventor, Kam Star of Digital Shoreditch will speak at the official launch of Creativeworks London at City Hall on Monday 24 September.

article News story: Equality laws fail to protect working women from budget cuts
20, August , 2012

The UK government has failed to apply laws that protect working women in the wake of the economic crisis, suggests a new study from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds
14, September , 2012

There is little doubt that Frances O’Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O’Grady’s achievement in the wider union landscape.

article News story: Double-bill of vampire lectures promises a bloody good night
28, September , 2012

For those too old to trick or treat this Halloween, Queen Mary, University of London will be kick-starting National Pathology Year’s Blood Month with a double-bill of vampire-themed lectures.

article News story: Men uncovered in Amanda Vickery's new Radio Four series
24, July , 2012

A historian at Queen Mary, University of London is to chart 800 years of masculinity in a new landmark series for BBC Radio Four.

article News story: Mile End Group funding passes half-a-million
30, May , 2012

The Mile End Group – the forum for political debate at Queen Mary, University of London– has announced that funding from a major sponsor has now surpassed £500,000.

article News story: Don't miss East End’s Got Talent
17, September , 2012

If you have ever wondered how to make fireworks from crisp packets then you can find out how at a public show of cutting-edge research at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 28 September.

article News story: New survey launched to explore current and best practice in arbitration process
14, March , 2012

The views of lawyers involved in international commercial and investment arbitration are being sought for a new world-wide legal survey from Queen Mary, University London.

article News story: Tihanov is new elected member of the Academy of Europe
25, October , 2012

A comparative literature scholar at Queen Mary, University of London has been elected as a member of The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), which promotes learning, education and research.

article News story: East London history revealed in new audio tour
26, July , 2012

Olympic visitors descending on the capital can explore the East End’s colourful history with a new audio tour, with academic commentary from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Official launch of Alastair Campbell’s new diary held at Queen Mary
11, June , 2012

Former Downing Street communications chief, Alastair Campbell is launching of the fourth and final volume of his diaries on 20 June at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: All-white juries in parts of the US convict black defendants more, study finds
20, April , 2012

Black defendants in Florida, USA have been convicted 16 per cent more often than white defendants, a gap almost closed when at least one jury member was black, according to a study from Queen Mary, University of London, Duke University, North Carolina and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg. 

article News story: Oral history project captures stories of conflict and peace in Irish border towns
27, September , 2012

An innovative oral history training programme led by legal academics at Queen Mary, University of London, has just been completed in the Irish border region.

article News story: Days of 'one-size-fits-all' cloud contracts are numbered, report finds
23, May , 2012

Combined legal and market factors may force online companies to offer more flexible contract terms, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Global survey opens up closed doors of international arbitration
3, October , 2012

The results of a major new survey on international arbitration, conducted by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London and sponsored by global law firm White & Case LLP, were launched this week at an event in Dublin during the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference.

article News story: America’s poorly-educated spend less time-off with family or friends, study finds
9, July , 2012

Despite having more leisure time overall, stressed-out Americans report having less ‘quality time’ to enjoy themselves, particularly those with little or no education. This is according to the findings of a new paper entitled Leisure Inequality in the US: 1965-2003, from Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford and the University of Zaragoza.

article News story: City bonuses are matter of bad business practice, says Professor Harney
27, January , 2012

Following news that Stephen Hester, CEO for Royal Bank of Scotland, has netted an annual bonus of nearly £1m, Professor Stefano Harney, Chair in Strategy, Culture, and Society at Queen Mary, University of London makes the following comments on the City bonus culture:

article News story: Britain goes bananas for Brazilian artists during London 2012 Festival
27, June , 2012

As part of the London 2012 Festival, 30 Brazilian artists are taking over the capital, spending 30 days creating 30 new works of art around the city during the Olympics. Expect to see magnetic bananas on London landmarks, mini performances in Londoners’ homes and artists suspended from trees.

article News story: Queen Mary’s researcher development programme scoops EU Commission award
30, January , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been recognised for its programme to support research staff and their career development, with a prestigious award from the European Commission.

article News story: Royal visit for official opening of new humanities building
9, March , 2012

HRH the Princess Royal, the Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened ArtsTwo – the new £21m Humanities building - at Queen Mary, University of London on Friday 9 March.

article News story: Legislation to ban burqa is liberal overkill, researchers claim
10, May , 2012

Banning and criminalising the Muslim face veil tests the very foundations of modern liberal society, warn researchers from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Sussex.

article News story: Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism
16, July , 2012

Despite a global reputation for gender equality, certain Scandinavian countries disadvantage female scholars with sexist attitudes towards ‘women-friendly’ work policies. These are the findings of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and Brunel on equality in universities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, where the share of professorships among women are below the European average.

article News story: Wired editor and Tech City ambassador Ben Hammersley comes to Queen Mary
16, April , 2012

The UK Prime Minister’s Ambassador to East London Tech City - Europe’s fastest-growing digital business hub - speaks at Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 23 April.

article News story: Queen Mary to host East End migration research night
9, January , 2012

The Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary, University of London, will be hosting a night of talks on migration to East London on Wednesday 18 January.

article News story: Online app maps voters’ political positions in mayoral elections
16, April , 2012

Londoners can find out which mayoral candidate they are politically-aligned to with a new online tool developed by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and the London School of Economics.

article News story: Language barrier creates legal hurdles for Brits in Turkey
20, August , 2012

Many Brits who move to Turkey are failing to grasp local and international laws, leaving them financially at risk when making legal transactions, such as buying property, a study from Queen Mary, University of London has found.

article News story: Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Deutsche Sprachpreis 2012
27, June , 2012

A professor of German at Queen Mary, University of London has won a major prize for his landmark contributions to German language culture and higher education policies in Germany and Britain.

article News story: African Spring debate at Africa Centre London
8, June , 2012

Media coverage of Arab Spring protests has exposed government corruption in North Africa, but has overshadowed news of political unrest across the rest of the continent, warns an African politics expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Mayoral election app finds London’s Tory voters are social liberals
30, April , 2012

Most Londoners - including Boris supporters - see themselves as social liberals, according to the findings of a new online tool designed to help voters compare their political positions to those of the mayoral candidates.

article News story: Darling predicts new crisis in Eurozone during Queen Mary class
2, April , 2012

The Eurozone is on the cusp of further financial turmoil, warned Former Chancellor Alistair Darling when he lectured students at Queen Mary, University of London last week.

article News story: Emmanuelle star Kristel: immortalised in French cinema history
25, October , 2012

Earlier this month news broke that Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, star of the 1974, erotic French film Emmanuelle, had died. The impact of this controversial film, which told the story of a promiscuous diplomat's wife is discussed here by Dr Sue Harris from Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Principal meets with Brazilian VIPs during UK culture visit
15, March , 2012

Principal Professor Simon Gaskell met with Brazilian VIPs visiting Queen Mary, University of London as part of a major Anglo-Brazilian cultural exchange programme on 8 March.

article News story: Major grant to create UK cultural festival of young people's ideas
2, July , 2012

A consortium of three arts organisations based in London and Manchester has been selected to receive a major grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the creation of a UK cultural festival of young people's ideas.

article News story: Dr Françoise Boucek comment piece on the French UMP’s disputed leadership election.
22, November , 2012

France’s conservative opposition party is in a state of factional mutiny following Sunday’s leadership contest won by Jean-François Copé by 98 votes (87,388 votes against François Fillon’s 87,290) which Fillon, the former prime minister, claims he won by 26 votes due to 1,304 excluded overseas votes. This could have important implications for democratic politics in France in the short to medium term.

article News story: Leading journalists appointed as visiting professors
26, November , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London, is pleased to announce the appointment of respected journalists John Rentoul and William Keegan as Visiting Professors.

article News story: Judges, politics and the state: Sir Ross Cranston to speak at QM
7, February , 2012

High Court judge and former Labour politician, Sir Ross Cranston will speak on the role of the judiciary at Queen Mary, University of London, on 1 March 2012.

article News story: Gavin Sutter's verdict on the Leveson Report
10, December , 2012

Following on from the publication of the Leveson Report, Labour has today (Monday 10 December) unveiled a draft Bill that would result in the Lord Chief Justice, the top judge in the country, overseeing a new body of self-regulation, which would be underpinned by law. Now Professor Gavin Sutter, Lecturer in Media Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary gives his own personal opinion of the Report.

article News story: Proposed EU Data Protection laws unlikely to promote cloud computing, warns Professor Millard
1, February , 2012

The European Commission's draft Data Protection Regulation is intended to be ‘cloud friendly’. Will it work? Professor Christopher Millard, leader of the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary, University of London, gives his views.

article News story: Virtual trading floor and top City partnerships give Queen Mary Economics students a head start
13, November , 2012

With Canary Wharf visible from its Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London is one of the only UK universities giving its economics students the chance to use the same technology as City traders.

article News story: The Crusades, Dr Thomas Asbridge's landmark series, to air on BBC2
17, January , 2012

Dr Thomas Asbridge, of Queen Mary, University of London, will present The Crusades, a new three-part series tracing the history of the 200-year war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. The first episode will air on BBC Two and BBC HD at 9.30pm on Wednesday 18 January.

article News story: “Treasure trove” of film records unlocks history of British Cinema
11, October , 2012

A film historian at Queen Mary, University of London has been uncovering the secret past of British cinema in a private collection of production records for thousands of films, including such iconic titles as The African Queen, Dr No and Zulu.

article News story: Queen Mary announces plans for visionary new Graduate Centre
15, February , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has announced plans for a visionary £36m Graduate Centre at its Mile End campus, to coincide with a 125th anniversary celebration for the College this year.

article News story: QM historians discover medieval banking records hidden under coats of arms
23, July , 2012

A rare accounting document, half-concealed beneath a coat of arms design, has revealed the activities of Italian bankers working in early 15th century London, decades before the capital became a financial powerhouse. The discovery was made by economic historians at Queen Mary, University of London.

article News story: Dr Peter Howarth awarded National Teaching Fellowship
7, August , 2012

Dr Peter Howarth of Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for his excellence in learning and teaching and in recognition of his impact on the student learning experience.

article News story: What role is there for women in New Localism?
24, April , 2012

‘New Localism: What’s the role for women?’ is a free seminar to be held at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 2 May. Speakers will debate the Government’s controversial move to make more planning and environmental decisions at a local level, then ask how this move will affect women.

article News story: Maria interviews Oscar winning Spanish film director
14, December , 2012

One of Spain’s most influential directors Oscar winning Pedro Almodóvar was interviewed by a Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts Maria Delgado on 13 December 2012.

article News story: Queen Mary academics attend Lenin plaque unveiling
3, December , 2012

Professor Bill Fishman, former lecturer in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London was one of the guests of honour at a commemorative plaque unveiling to the Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, held in Bloomsbury, on 30th November 2012.

article News story: The Origins of Treasury Control lecture by Visiting Professor Sir Nicholas Macpherson
14, December , 2012

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury will be giving a talk on ‘The Origins of Treasury Control’ in the New Year. He is speaking as part of the 91st Mile End Group meeting, hosted at HM Treasury, on Wednesday 16 January 2013.

article News story: Queen Mary Review: Students launch creative writing journal
15, March , 2012

Students from Queen Mary, University of London have created a new journal for the publication of original poetry, fiction and literary journalism by fellow student writers.

article News story: Russian culture prize awarded to Queen Mary academic
25, July , 2012

Professor Galin Tihanov of Queen Mary, University of London has received a prestigious award for his edited books on the history of Russian literary theory.

article News story: Queen Mary launches new Masters of Law (LLM) in Paris
9, July , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has launched a new postgraduate law degree for students and law practitioners in Paris, bringing the expertise of Queen Mary’s School of Law to the heart of the French capital.

article News story: Queen Mary Olympic projects celebrated at Podium Awards
30, March , 2012

Two Olympic-themed projects at Queen Mary, University of London, have been recognised in an official celebration of UK universities’ contribution to the 2012 Games.

article News story: QM celebrates launch of Jewish history archive
11, October , 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) at Queen Mary, University of London will be celebrating the launch of an online research archive devoted to 500 years of German-speaking Jewish history.

article News story: QM study highlights potential costs of dramatic increase in the number of London’s ‘poverty jobs’
16, October , 2012

New data highlights that one in five London jobs pays less than the London Living Wage, and new research from Queen Mary, University of London shows this has potential costs for business, workers and the Treasury.

article News story: Novel look at Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920s Britain
26, November , 2012

In November 1919, newspapers around the world alerted readers to a sensational new view of the universe: Albert Einstein's theories of relativity. Fast forward over 90 years and Dr Katy Price, lecturer in modern and contemporary literature at Queen Mary, University of London, has published a new book, "Loving Faster than Light”, which focuses on the popular reception of relativity in Britain during the 1920s.

article News story: Queen Mary Law students submit evidence on House of Lords reform to Parliamentary Committee
23, April , 2012

Six law students at Queen Mary have joined academics, MPs and democracy campaigners in presenting evidence to the body scrutinising plans for a major reform of the House of Lords.

article News story: Leverhulme event series to celebrate stage adaptation with stars of modern theatre
12, March , 2012

A series of events that explore different approaches to stage adaptation is set to take place at Queen Mary, University of London as part of the College’s London 2012-inspired cultural celebrations.

article News story: Major grants from Leverhulme Trust for Queen Mary
5, January , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Leverhulme Trust in its latest round of Major Research Fellowships.

article News story: Queen Mary academic launches ‘Babble Machine’ sound installation at Science Museum
29, November , 2012

Dr Katy Price, from the School of English and Drama, at Queen Mary, University of London, has launched a sound installation in collaboration with the Science Museum.

article News story: Queen Mary academics appointed Masters of the Bench by Middle Temple
15, February , 2012

Two professors from Queen Mary, University of London have been appointed as Masters of the Bench by The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Middle Temple is one of four Inns of Court which has the exclusive right to Call people to the Bar - qualifying barristers to argue in court on behalf of clients.

article News story: Queen Mary events at East End Film Festival
28, June , 2012

Queen Mary, University of London is joining the celluloid celebration of the East End Film festival, with two film appreciation events this weekend. The annual six-day showcase celebrating London’s most dynamic quarter is expected to attract an audience of some 30,000 people.

article News story: QM first UK university to offer degree in Insurance Law
25, April , 2012

With London’s insurance business heading a global industry that emerged strongly from the recent financial crisis, Queen Mary, University of London, has become the first UK university to offer a postgraduate degree in Insurance Law.

article News story: QM Geographers join regeneration debate with North East MP
23, March , 2012

One of the UK’s youngest MPs met Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London this week. Their discussions focused on how the North East of England is coping with the recent economic crisis and government cuts to public services.

article News story: Professor Heinze launches new book on the concept of injustice
21, December , 2012

Using ancient and modern texts, with special attention to Shakespeare, Law Professor Eric Heinze argues the case that justice is not always the cure for injustice but often its cause.

article News story: QM students host publishing event for insight into the industry
8, November , 2012

Comparative Literature students at Queen Mary, University of London were visited by the founder of an independent poetry press last week, for tips on becoming a success in the publishing industry.

article News story: Velela! International arts festival Pops Up at Queen Mary
1, June , 2012

Some 100 young artists from across the world will descend on Queen Mary, University of London this summer for a performance bonanza, as part of the city’s cultural Olympiad.

article News story: Schama headlines season celebrating new home for History at Queen Mary
6, February , 2012

TV historian Simon Schama and award-winning poet Ruth Padel are among the stellar names speaking at a spring season of events hosted at Queen Mary, University of London. 

article News story: Project to reveal hidden pioneers of modern medicine
26, January , 2012

Testimonies of the ‘unsung heroes’ of modern medicine will be captured in the largest medical history project of its kind at Queen Mary, University of London, thanks to a £1.4m Strategic Award in the History of Medicine from the Wellcome Trust.

article News story: Students re-write history on the Number 10 website
2, February , 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron met with a select group of history students from Queen Mary, University of London to thank them for revamping the history section of the Number 10 website.

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