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article News story: Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’
17, March , 2017

Dr Hetta Howes from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been selected as a BBC New Generation Thinker – a mentorship scheme for ‘broadcasters of the future’.

article News story: Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support
31, March , 2017

The Labour Party's support in London has declined by nine points in a year, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Corbynism might not actually end – even if Labour loses the election
26, April , 2017

and David Jeffery from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations write about Corbyn's leadership post-election, and whether a bad result for the party might not be so bad for 'Corbynism'. 

article News story: Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society
10, March , 2017

How do our brains behave in a virtual reality (VR) environment and what are the limits of believability? Can we fully understand the impact of literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?

article News story: Viceroy’s House is very watchable – but its account of Indian independence is limited
3, March , 2017

Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha’s latest film: Viceroy’s House.

article News story: Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC
20, April , 2017

Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History writes about why the UN should stay the course in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

article News story: QMUL signs creative partnership with Arts Council England
4, April , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Arts Council England today signed an agreement to work together on creative leadership, global research programmes, and community engagement.

article News story: London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students
27, April , 2017

From video-recording contact lenses to a virtual reality application which reduces stress, London school students pitched their business ideas at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
27, March , 2017

People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
9, May , 2017

‘Here be Dragons’, a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

article News story: Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
4, April , 2017

Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: crush Labour and make Brexit easier
18, April , 2017

A snap election makes perfect sense for Theresa May, says . Writing in The Conversation he said she'll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier. 

article News story: Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy
10, February , 2017

A new, historically accurate portrait of the most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has been unveiled for the first time, following new research co-led by QMUL's Professor Amanda Vickery. 

article News story: Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws
5, April , 2017

Constitutional experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have criticised the government’s review of ‘English Votes for English Laws' (EVEL), published last week.

article News story: Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for
24, February , 2017

Karl Pike, PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation about what Corbyn's Labour stands for. 

article News story: New QMUL Archive celebrates performance artist Ian Hinchliffe
6, April , 2017

Ian Hinchliffe was a performance artist, as well as an installation maker, a painter, and an occasional small-screen star. Known for the provocative nature of his work, he gained a reputation for producing unpredictable, mischievous, and occasionally menacing art. From the 16 March 2017, the personal papers of Ian Hinchliffe will be available to the public as a new collection at the Archive Library, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Awesome, erotic, everyday: the literary story of electricity
2, March , 2017

Sam Halliday, Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American Literature at QMUL's School of English and Drama writes about a new exhibition at the Wellcome Library: Electricity, The spark of life.

article News story: Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott
30, March , 2017

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has said that people should judge Jeremy Corbyn in six months, by which time she expects Labour’s poor poll ratings to have improved.

article News story: The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking
6, March , 2017

Dr Sarah Chaney, researcher at QMUL's School of History, writes for The Conversation about our attitudes to self-harm and where they come from. 

article News story: Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
1, February , 2017

There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.

article News story: Why the European Court of Justice isn’t going away
26, April , 2017

One of the most contentious issues in Britain’s exit from the EU is the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during and after Brexit. This is because Brexit is ultimately a question of sovereign authority. Who decides the rules of the game when things go awry: a UK judge, or their EU counterpart? Davor Jancic from QMUL's School of Law examines the ECJ’s impact on British sovereignty by reflecting on the contents and implementation of withdrawal.

article News story: Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism – but the film is sadly just jingoistic
30, January , 2017

Dr Guy Westwell, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at QMUL reviews Hacksaw Ridge for The Conversation. 

article News story: QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin
3, April , 2017

For the first time, the sole surviving manuscripts of the most celebrated works of William Godwin (1756 – 1836) will be digitised and made freely available on the Shelley-Godwin Archive as part of a collaborative project announced today by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

article News story: Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
27, January , 2017

Angela Merkel was ready to offer Theresa May a post-referendum deal on freedom of movement in exchange for a UK commitment to the single market, said Nick Clegg at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars
24, April , 2017

Dr Lucy Bolton from the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the award for best edited collection at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies annual awards.

article News story: UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual?
25, January , 2017

Davor Jancic, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Law writes about yesterday's Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.

article News story: University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA
11, January , 2017

A new Global MBA, developed around an extensive range of specialisms in law, finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, accountancy and leadership, has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of London.

article News story: Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
30, March , 2017

Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Left wingers twice as likely to punish companies for tax avoidance, study finds
16, January , 2017

Left wingers are twice as likely to punish companies which aggressively avoid tax, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper
20, January , 2017

Labour MPs should respect the result of the EU referendum even if the outcome is a hard Brexit, according to Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract and Castleford. She was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
3, March , 2017

A study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has revealed that negative coverage of the European Union in UK newspapers increased from 24 per cent to 45 per cent between 1974 and 2013.

article News story: Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain
20, February , 2017

A new book by Dr Sarah Chaney from Queen Mary University of London charts the delicate and often misunderstood history of self-harm in Britain.

article News story: The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait
31, January , 2017

Harriet Phillips, Research Associate at QMUL's School of English and Drama, writes for The Conversation about the fascinating legacy of 17th century polymath Thomas Browne. 

article News story: Death and rebirth: reading between the lines of Trump’s inauguration speech
20, January , 2017

Andrew Hines, PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film writes for The Conversation about President Trump's inauguration speech. 

article News story: Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research
20, March , 2017

Just five per cent of Conservative Party members voted for Ukip in 2015, according to research published by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Sussex.

article News story: An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development
15, February , 2017

What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in modern Britain.

article News story: Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
23, June , 2017

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.

article News story: Trump’s loyalty fixation recalls one of the US’s most disastrous presidencies
28, June , 2017

Erik Mathisen, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, writes about the parallels between Donald Trump's presidency and that of Andrew Johnson, who served as the 17th president from 1865-69. 

article News story: Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May – Norman Tebbit interview
29, June , 2017

The following interview with Lord Tebbit took place at the House of Lords on 28 June, 2017. He was interviewed by . Norman Tebbit was Conservative MP for Epping (1970-1974) and Chingford (1974-1992) and served as a Junior Minister in both the Department of Trade and the Department of Industry. In the Cabinet, he was the Secretary of State for Employment, Trade and Industry, and Chairman of the Conservative party from 1985 to 1987. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Tebbit of Chingford.

article News story: UK can lead the way in labour rights post-Brexit
4, July , 2017

Leading academics have today published a set of proposals for the protection of workers’ rights in post-Brexit UK trade agreements.

article News story: Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law
7, July , 2017

Dr Ruth Fletcher from QMUL's School of Law co-authors an article about abortion law reform in Northern Ireland. 

article News story: Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
11, July , 2017

A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.

article News story: Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements
13, July , 2017

Professor Adrian Smith and Dr Liam Campling write for Social Europe about strengthening labour rights in UK and EU trade agreements. 

article News story: Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme
8, August , 2017

The British government’s initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.

article News story: State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
9, August , 2017

Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

article News story: Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents
10, August , 2017

The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
24, August , 2017

According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.  As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value of cultural exchange with Brazil’s indigenous cultures today.

article News story: Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality
24, August , 2017

Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase, according to early research by economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

article News story: Robert E Lee, George Washington and the trouble with the American pantheon
25, August , 2017

Professor Erik Mathisen writes for The Conversation about the growing debate surrounding the Confederate monuments and how America now has to finally face its troubled history.  

article News story: Ethics and politics of media and technology tackled in week long programme of free events
25, August , 2017

Inter/sections takes on the ethics and politics of media and technology through a free programme of workshops, talks, events and an art exhibition.

article News story: Hike tax for the top one per cent to tackle inequality
29, August , 2017

New research from Queen Mary University of London, Cass Business School, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona finds that a tax increase for the top one per cent is the best way to tackle inequality.

article News story: The Hennessy Lecture 2017: Lord Kinnock
29, August , 2017

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2017 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Neil Kinnock.

article News story: Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
30, August , 2017

Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London’s intellectual and cultural life. Situated between Clerkenwell and Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury is often recognised as the place where London’s east meets west.

article News story: Researchers publish ‘English Votes for English Laws’ monitor
30, August , 2017

Political scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge have published a new resource for monitoring ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (EVEL) in parliament.

article News story: The alt-right is normalising Nazi propaganda
7, September , 2017

The alt-right plagarises Nazi-era propaganda and re-packages it for the social media generation, according to a new book by Professor Nicholas O’Shaughnessy from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: The music of arrhythmia
8, September , 2017

Translating irregular heartbeats could lead to new insights for computer scientists and medical diagnostics, according to an international project led by a Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), which was presented today at the British Science Festival in Brighton (Friday 8 September).

article News story: Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
15, September , 2017

Alicia de la Cour Venning writes for The Conversation on the humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and the historical isolation of Rohingya Muslims.

article News story: What is the Wind in Europe’s Sails?
15, September , 2017

This week European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker claimed that the 'wind is back in Europe's sails'. Andrew Hines from QMUL's School of Languages Linguistics and Film takes a look at his use of metaphor and asks, what force will push Europe forward?

article News story: To me, golliwogs are racist – but a tearoom tangle and a new poll shows Britain disagrees
20, September , 2017

writes for The Conversation on a study that reveals the majority of British people don’t really have a problem with golliwogs.

article News story: Report highlights how organisations can advance BAME talent in the workplace
22, September , 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new report which sets out ways companies can increase black, Asian and other ethnic minority (BAME) talent in the workplace.

article News story: QMUL filmmakers shortlisted for prestigious national Award
25, September , 2017

A film directed by Eithne Nightingale from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards.

article News story: Guided walks through literary London
26, September , 2017

London’s literature has been shaped by generations of migrant writers. This autumn, join literary historian Dr Nadia Valman of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), for a series of new guided walks exploring London ‘through the eyes’ of migrant writers from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1960s. 

article News story: Pili premieres at Dinard Festival of British Cinema
27, September , 2017

A film has its international premiere this week at the Dinard British Film Festival. Pili is a feature length drama, based on real stories about living with HIV/AIDS in rural Tanzania.

article News story: No push for a domino effect: Brexit doesn’t loom large in populist radical right parties’ campaigns
28, September , 2017

Dr Stijn van Kessel writes for UK in a Changing Europe on how Brexit didn’t create a surge of populist radical right parties (PRR) wanting to leave the European Union.

article News story: Labour extends lead in London to 25 points
2, October , 2017

The Conservative Party has lost support in London since the election, while Labour has extended its lead to 25 points. The findings are from the latest instalment of the Polling London project by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with fieldwork by YouGov.

article News story: Law at Queen Mary ranked 37th in the world
4, October , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named among the top 50 universities in the world for Law in the prestigious Times Higher Education subject ranking 2018.

article News story: UK risks Brexit disaster without lengthy transition period, says Neil Kinnock
4, October , 2017

Brexit will be an unmitigated disaster for the UK if the government fails to ensure a substantial transition period, according to the former leader of the Labour Party Lord Kinnock. 

article News story: High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart
4, October , 2017

Being overweight or obese creates damaging changes to the structure of the heart, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: Bumblebees shed light on why some individuals are smarter than others
4, October , 2017

Bumblebees may be able to tell us why some people are smarter than others, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

article News story: London voters never call London City Hall
6, October , 2017

Just three per cent of Londoners say they have been in touch with the office of the Mayor of London over the last five years. The findings are from the latest instalment of the Polling London project by the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) with fieldwork by YouGov.

article News story: Indian government not doing enough to tackle sale of unapproved antibiotics
9, October , 2017

In India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to an analysis by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Newcastle University. 

article News story: QMUL and White and Case launch international arbitration survey
10, October , 2017

The Centre for Commercial Legal Studies (CCLS) at QMUL has launched its 2018 International Arbitration Survey, carried out in conjunction with Global law firm White & Case LLP.

article News story: Londoners identify more with their city than with Britain, England, or Europe
10, October , 2017

Londoners identify more strongly with their home city than with any other national or European identity, according to a survey by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: A window into convent life in early modern Europe
11, October , 2017

In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels by a group of women who chose to flee an increasingly anti-Catholic England to follow the religious life. In the two centuries that followed, another 20 enclosed convents were opened across Flanders and France. 

article News story: Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
24, October , 2017

Inheritance has been a topic of fascination in Britain for centuries. It provides a tantalising glimpse of what people are worth, and offers a reliable dose of drama about how wealth is passed on, who gets richer, and who misses out.

article News story: Reversing Brexit would be catastrophic for politics, says Lisa Nandy
25, October , 2017

Remainers need to drop the idea of reversing Brexit, according to Lisa Nandy MP. Speaking to Professor Philip Cowley at QMUL’s Mile End Institute, she said the consequences of a reversal would be catastrophic.

article News story: Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary

Sir William Blair has joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics.

article News story: Challenges and opportunities for EU energy policy
31, October , 2017

A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. In this article, he talks about some of the major challenges facing the EU in terms of energy policy. 

article News story: Queen Mary announces plan to become a world-leading centre for excellence in arts and culture
14, November , 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a plan to develop the university as a world-leading centre of excellence in arts and culture within higher education.

article News story: Westminster harassment: this is not just about sex, it’s about power
3, November , 2017

Rainbow Murray, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, writes for The Conversationabout the sexual harassment scandal in British politics.

article News story: Negotiating Brexit – an insider view with Sir Jonathan Faull
6, November , 2017

The dynamics and factors that led to Brexit were poorly understood in Brussels and member state capitals, according to Sir Jonathan Faull – a former high-ranking official of the European Commission.

article News story: HPV jab and better tests mean women will need only three cervical screens from 2021
10, November , 2017

Rebecca Landy, Cancer Screening Statistician at Queen Mary University of London, writes in The Conversation about why women who have a HPV jab may only need three cervical screens in a lifetime.

article News story: Parliament must act speedily to contain sexual harassment scandal, says John Bercow
10, November , 2017

The sexual harassment scandal in British politics has the potential to be as serious as the 2009 expenses scandal, said the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

article News story: The Great Yiddish Parade at the Being Human festival
15, November , 2017

On 19 November 2017 the streets of the East End will echo with the sound of songs once sung there and forgotten for more than a century.

article News story: One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
16, November , 2017

Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.

article News story: Grade inflation adds thousands to the cost of a family home
17, November , 2017

Grade inflation at English primary schools can increase the price of surrounding houses by up to £7,000, according to early research from economists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

article News story: 130 years of the People's Palace [Podcast]
29, November , 2017

The heritage of Queen Mary University of London can be traced back to the late 19th century with the establishment of the People’s Palace, a philanthropic organisation designed to bring culture, recreation and education to the East End. 

article News story: The history of Human Emotions
20, December , 2017

Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, a cultural historian from Queen Mary University of London, has delivered a TED talk about the hidden cultural forces which shape our emotions. The video was watched by more than a quarter of a million people during its first few hours on the TED website.

article News story: A bit like Hawaiian, Yoda’s language is
21, December , 2017

He’s cute, he’s fierce, he’s green – but Yoda remains one of Star Wars’ most mysterious characters. Now, a linguist from Queen Mary University of London has revealed an important part of Yoda’s past – and he’s connected it to tropical Hawaii.

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