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A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since 1922

article News story: Ebola: West Africa is facing a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proportions
24, October , 2014

Professor Allyson Pollock replies to questions on the Ebola crisis – originally asked prior to the BBC Politics show on 19 October

article News story: 12 Years a Slave: Best Film?
17, February , 2014

Historical film epic, 12 Years a Slave, tells the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was sold into slavery in the 1850s - despite being a free citizen of New York. Film and American history experts at Queen Mary University of London discuss the award-winning screen adaptation and original book.

article News story: The Oscars 2014: our predictions
7, February , 2014

Film scholars, Dr Mark Glancy, Matt Jacobsen and Dr Lucy Bolton discuss the shortlisted contenders in this year's Academy Awards.

article News story: Housing Crisis in Tower Hamlets: a Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets Citizens report
6, May , 2014

A community led research project released today (Tuesday 6 May), and authored by a Queen Mary University of London student, analyses the imminent housing crisis in Tower Hamlets and its effect on local citizens.

article News story: Report finds authors are increasingly on the bread line
15, July , 2014

New research by Queen Mary University of London into authors’ earnings has found a dramatic drop in income and the number of full-time writers.

article News story: Graduate’s ‘Iranian-American bisexual comedy’ premieres at London Film Festival
16, October , 2014

A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international cinema.

article News story: Two prestigious appointments for QMUL’s Shazia Choudhry
14, November , 2014

Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

article News story: Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment
3, July , 2014

A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.

article News story: QMUL alumni named ‘Rising Stars’ by Rare
25, July , 2014

Two recent graduates from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are amongst ten young people to be named ‘Rising Stars’ in an annual celebration of the achievements of black students in the UK.

article News story: We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now
18, September , 2014

Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at all?

article News story: Dance with words at silent poetry disco
2, May , 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s innovative poetry collection The Archive of the Now has joined forces with the Rich Mix cultural centre in Bethnal Green for a celebratory day of poetry for families on Saturday 10 May.

article News story: What next for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party?
7, August , 2014

Professor Tim Bale reflects on Boris Johnson’s planned return to the House of Commons, and asks if he has what it takes to make it to the top.

article News story: On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading
10, December , 2014

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on immigration. 

article News story: Living British Cinema: What's the most iconic film of all time?
21, March , 2014

A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March. 

article News story: Peter Hennessy to deliver valedictory lecture at QMUL
15, September , 2014

Professor Peter Hennessy, renowned historian, journalist and academic, will deliver his valedictory lecture to a public audience at Queen Mary University of London on 7 October.

article News story: Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World
5, August , 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, is co-presenting a major multi-part series on BBC World Service, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.     

article News story: Students at Queen Mary uncover stories of wartime East London
3, November , 2014

Captured spies, two-penny dinners, the suffragettes, and the rallying cry of war. These are among the many stories that offer a glimpse into East London life a century ago, in the shadow of World War One.

article News story: Queen Mary student advocates are mooting champions
15, July , 2014

Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-2014.

article News story: Power, royalty and the smile revolution
24, September , 2014

What's in a smile? Colin Jones, Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, writes about royal teeth, power, and the smile revolution.

article News story: CBE for our historian of French culture
17, June , 2014

A historian from Queen Mary University of London has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

article News story: Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says QMUL Professor
6, November , 2014

Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Double QMUL success in BBC's New Generation Thinkers competition
27, May , 2014

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has again secured two of 10 places on a BBC-led competition to find young academic broadcasters of the future.

article News story: qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs
12, September , 2014

The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.

article News story: Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon
3, December , 2014

She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.

article News story: Guggenheim Fellowship for drama professor
28, April , 2014

A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

article News story: Explore media piracy and policy with international industry experts
9, June , 2014

International media experts, entrepreneurs, film makers and activists will explore media piracy as a political and social act at a Queen Mary University of London symposium on Tuesday 17 June.

article News story: Why Labour should think culturally as well as economically about immigration
19, November , 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 arguments.

article News story: QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
30, October , 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most important jurists.

article News story: Sarkozy's return is bound to deepen divisions within the UMP
1, October , 2014

It’s 32 months until the French presidential elections in 2017 and former president Nicolas Sarkozy's return to centre stage promises to make French politics a lively affair in the meantime.

article News story: Latin London and every day urban violence
16, October , 2014

Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American cities.

article News story: New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher
27, November , 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 Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

article News story: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML alumna
10, March , 2014

A graduate of Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded the prestigious honour of being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

article News story: QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey
12, August , 2014

Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, will present a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey, beginning 14 August on BBC Radio 4.

article News story: Gender equality award for Politics at QMUL
10, September , 2014

The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded for its commitment to gender equality, in an extension of the highly successful Athena SWAN charter.

article News story: Norman Baker's resignation and the future of the coalition
5, November , 2014

Emma Sanderson-Nash, Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, argues that Norman Baker's resignation tells us more about the man that it does about the health of the coalition. 

article News story: History of radical and inspiring women of east London
4, April , 2014

From the poor female match factory workers who downed tools in protest at their ill-treatment, to the suffragettes who faced brutality and hunger strikes to give women the votes, east London has an interesting history of women who sacrificed so much for better rights and equality. I'm Emma Lowry and in this podcast I'll be speaking to Dr Nadia Valman and Dr Alastair Owens about those stories.

article News story: How does online dispute resolution empower consumers?
16, June , 2014

Online dispute resolution (ODR) offers an invaluable means of access to justice for consumers who have a dispute with a business, but are deterred by the costs and barriers involved from going to court.

article News story: Sensory history of books for the blind
14, May , 2014

An exhibition exploring the history of technology to help blind people read, from braille to audio books, is being curated by an academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the UK’s first national festival of the humanities in November.

article News story: Peopling the Palaces arts festival returns, 2-15 June
2, June , 2014

Peopling the Palaces – an eclectic two-week arts festival, jam-packed with an exciting selection of contemporary international works – returns to Queen Mary University of London from 2-15 June.

article News story: World War II symbolism runs deep in Ukraine-Russia standoff
14, March , 2014

Many of the images of pro-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine, from Crimea to Donetsk, have shown them wearing black-and-orange-striped ribbons. The symbolism here is opaque to most Western observers, it is the “George Ribbon”, from a Tsarist-era medal for bravery that was reinstated under a different name following the battle of Stalingrad in 1943.

article News story: Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list
2, January , 2014

Professor Tilli Tansey of Queen Mary University of London has been recognised with an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list, for services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science.

article News story: Christina von Hodenberg recognised for German history research
10, June , 2014

A professor of European history at Queen Mary University of London has been elected the recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.

article News story: Britain's constitutional crisis moves from acute to severe
19, September , 2014

Dr Robert Saunders, Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London, argues that promises made in the final weeks of the campaign may result in a political hangover for David Cameron and his government.

article News story: Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable
4, December , 2014

In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of reform.

article News story: Tunisia’s forthcoming elections: transition to democracy is at risk and arms sales won’t help
25, September , 2014

Dr Sarah Wolff explains how, with presidential and legislative elections on the horizon, and mounting geopolitical chaos and insecurity, Tunisia feels that Europe and America is “leaving it in the lurch” at a critical time.

article News story: European Union must now support Ukraine’s fragile democracy
28, October , 2014

Initial results from Ukraine’s parliamentary elections have thrown down a challenge to the European Union, according to Russia expert and QMUL Research Fellow Dr Eleanor Bindman.

article News story: QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One
28, August , 2014

A new website from Queen Mary University of London, ‘Meanings of Military Service’, draws on archive material to ‘bring to life’ individual stories of wartime service.

article News story: QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute
19, November , 2014

Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.

article News story: New UK-India study partnership in law, business, politics and public policy
18, February , 2014

Queen Mary University of London and OP Jindal Global University, based in Delhi, India, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching in social sciences subjects, including twinned Masters programmes.

article News story: William Hague's plans could be highly contentious, but it's time to address the English question
16, December , 2014

Professor Michael Kenny, Director of the Mile End Institute, says there is an increasingly compelling, precautionary case for constitutional reform - but William Hague's "hard" plans aren't positive or carefully calibrated enough.

article News story: Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men
18, August , 2014

Dr Rainbow Murray of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations argues that it is time to "reframe gender quotas as quotas for men."

article News story: New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader
4, December , 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

article News story: Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health
20, August , 2014

A study of more than 10,000 expectant mothers has shown that women who plan to and successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to experience postnatal depression

article News story: New research unlocks how people learn languages
2, April , 2014

Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Why Holocaust films impel us to vigilance
24, January , 2014

In the digital age, smartphones are ubiquitous with 24-hour rolling news, their camera lens contributing to the narrative of world events.

article News story: Belgrade 2014: Pride, prejudice and European politics
2, October , 2014

Koen Slootmaeckers, PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, writes about Sunday's LGBT Pride parade in Belgrade, and explores the implications for Serbian politics and the county's path to the EU.

article News story: A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since 1922
18, September , 2014

Professor Perri 6 from QMUL's School of Business and Management explores the implications for civil servants and the national interest in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum.

article News story: QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War
6, August , 2014

An international conference, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, was held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 1-4 August.        

article News story: Economic and social future of Ukraine hangs in the balance
24, October , 2014

As the nation prepares to elect a new parliament on 26 October, Dr Eleanor Bindman, specialist in Russian politics and Research Fellow at QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, looks at what might lie ahead for the region.

article News story: Mayor of London's Chief Economic Advisor talk
3, March , 2014

Boris Johnson’s chief economic advisor is to give his insights on globalisation and the UK economy to students and staff at Queen Mary University of London. 

article News story: Politicisation of the European Arrest Warrant is dangerous and unnecessary
12, November , 2014

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas argues that we need clarity on the European Arrest Warrant so that this logical and useful legal instrument does not fall victim to an emotive political bun fight.

article News story: QMUL joins London Arts and Humanities Partnership
15, May , 2014

Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that it is joining - as an associate member - the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

article News story: New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps
29, August , 2014

From a crude marking, carved in stone more than 3,500 years ago, to the modern revolution in mobile location services, maps have shaped our world and shone light on distant places for generations.

article News story: Ebola and West Africa: where did all the development money go?
11, September , 2014

Dr Sophie Harman argues that while the inadequate international response has compounded the Ebola crisis, it is the region’s chronically weak and desperately resourced health infrastructure which is the critical factor.

article News story: Queen Mary helps find Europe’s oldest footprints
7, February , 2014

The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.

article News story: Season of Bangla Drama returns to Queen Mary
22, October , 2014

Identity, love and migration are amongst the themes that will be explored by the 12th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London this November.

article News story: Rwanda - The Politics of Success, Silence and Genocide Leverage
17, April , 2014

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has wisely used international aid to transform its infrastructure and economy. But how far is progress being marred by its oppressive political regime?

article News story: History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group celebrates twenty-one years of innovation
24, September , 2014

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group has published an anthology of stories behind many of our most important medical discoveries. The publication marks the twenty-first anniversary of the group's inaugural Witness Seminar.

article News story: QMUL Professor calls for living wage standard across UK higher education
3, November , 2014

Universities are in danger of diminishing their place in society by neglecting the interests of lower paid workers, says Jane Wills, Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London.

article News story: Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners
17, December , 2014

Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law professor and historian Seán McConville, in his third and final volume on Irish political prisoners.

article News story: Grant won to study New Zealand landslide
4, April , 2014

A geographer from Queen Mary University of London is investigating a recent landslide that dammed the Dart River in New Zealand’s South Island, creating a three kilometre-wide lake.

article News story: QC appointment for Queen Mary professor
24, February , 2014

One of the UK's top tax barristers, and a legal academic from Queen Mary University of London, is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel, it has been announced.

article News story: Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18, November , 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 Blom-Cooper.

article News story: Queen Mary film festival celebrates British classics
5, March , 2014

A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March.

article News story: Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches
13, January , 2014

Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January. 

article News story: Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary
2, June , 2014

Pupils at two Newham schools will have the chance to recreate ‘live’ court scenes, acting as judges, barristers, solicitors and witnesses, following the successful trial-run of a Queen Mary University of London School of Law initiative.

article News story: Death of President Michael Sata leaves Zambia with a constitutional conundrum
5, November , 2014

Dr Clive Gabay, specialist in African politics and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, analyses events in Zambia following the death of President Michael Sata.

article News story: Physiological Society Honorary Membership for QMUL medical historian
10, July , 2014

Professor of the History of Modern Medical Sciences Tilli Tansey OBE has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Physiological Society for her contributions to the advancement of physiology.

article News story: UN managerialism should not stifle the voices of the poor
11, September , 2014

Dr Clive Gabay, Senior Lecturer in politics at Queen Mary University of London, looks ahead to the expiration of the Millennium Development goals and asks if we're destined to repeat the same mistakes.

article News story: Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick to launch Global Shakespeare
12, November , 2014

On 13 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick will launch Global Shakespeare; a research and teaching collaboration which aims to shape the future agenda in Shakespeare studies across criticism, performance, history, media and popular culture.

article News story: Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour
28, April , 2014

More than a third of Conservative Party members are seriously considering voting for UKIP at the upcoming European elections.  What’s driving them is not just hostility to immigration and the EU, but their feelings about David Cameron, finds research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

article News story: Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize
2, May , 2014

A “biography” of the Kremlin by a professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.

article News story: Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones
28, May , 2014

Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.

article News story: QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme
15, December , 2014

The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.

article News story: Ukip's sexual harassment row rumbles on, but it's not the only party failing women
10, December , 2014

It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing women.

article News story: Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth
14, April , 2014

Shahidha Bari, from the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will be speaking at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival this May.

article News story: Quentin Skinner offers a new perspective on some of Shakespeare’s greatest works
11, November , 2014

A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied works.

article News story: Are Tory activists weeding out 'moderate' MPs?
11, March , 2014

When two Conservative MPs were deselected in rapid succession by their local constituency associations, it marked to some a welcome assertion of grassroots rights and power.  To others, it was no such thing.

article News story: School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award
11, March , 2014

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.

article News story: No shortage of ‘friends’ – but Miliband left them hanging
24, September , 2014

Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, reflects upon Ed Miliband's party conference speech and concludes that it "just about did the job".

article News story: London’s high-rise dreams
1, October , 2014

Dr Richard Baxter critiques the ongoing public debate about the UK high-rise and argues that the environment has still not been fully explored

article News story: More women into construction? Olympic Park project shows the way
9, September , 2014

Dr Tessa Wright, Senior Lecturer from QMUL's School of Business and Management, reflects on the success of the Women into Construction project.

article News story: Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime
15, December , 2014

Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.

article News story: Romanian presidential elections may signal a break from the past
20, November , 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 democracy.

article News story: François Hollande’s Tartuffe Syndrome
3, December , 2014

In a joint article with Hans-Olaf Henkel, QMUL’s Professor Brigitte Granville analyses the mounting woes of François Hollande’s beleaguered presidency.

article News story: Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy
16, January , 2014

Paid work placements with one of Europe’s leading economic consultancies will be open to Economics postgraduates at Queen Mary University of London, thanks to a new partnership.

article News story: Syria: The view from Moscow
10, December , 2014

QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.

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