Queen Mary, University of London News http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/ News and comment from Queen Mary University of London en-gb 60 UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston It is hard to imagine how even a bad Brexit deal could be worse than no deal, said Robert Peston at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He said that he expects the UK and the EU to come to a compromise deal, given that failure to reach an agreement would be a disaster for the UK economy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195310.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195310.html Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for “rich, white people”, according to a London-based focus group from QMUL’s Mile End Institute, HuffPost UK, and Edelman.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195278.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195278.html Mon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence ‘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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195203.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/195203.html Tue, 9 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194907.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194907.html Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Why the European Court of Justice isn’t going away 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194890.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194890.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Corbynism might not actually end – even if Labour loses the election Professor Tim Bale 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'. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194901.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194901.html Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194831.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194831.html Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194824.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194824.html Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: crush Labour and make Brexit easier A snap election makes perfect sense for Theresa May, says Professor Tim Bale. Writing in The Conversation he said she'll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194825.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194825.html Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
New QMUL Archive celebrates performance artist Ian Hinchliffe 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194272.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194272.html Thu, 6 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194225.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194225.html Wed, 5 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL signs creative partnership with Arts Council England 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194176.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194176.html Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194178.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194178.html Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194107.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194107.html Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194061.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194061.html Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194024.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194024.html Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194048.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/194048.html Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193931.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193931.html Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193806.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193806.html Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’ 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’.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193811.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193811.html Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society 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?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193650.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193650.html Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193462.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193462.html Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193377.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193377.html Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Viceroy’s House is very watchable – but its account of Indian independence is limited Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha’s latest film: Viceroy’s House.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193430.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193430.html Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Awesome, erotic, everyday: the literary story of electricity 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193434.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193434.html Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193435.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/193435.html Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192905.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192905.html Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192754.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192754.html Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy 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

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192276.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/192276.html Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191801.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191801.html Wed, 1 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT
The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191777.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191777.html Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism – but the film is sadly just jingoistic Dr Guy Westwell, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at QMUL reviews Hacksaw Ridge for The Conversation

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191757.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191757.html Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191708.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191708.html Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual? Davor Jancic, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Law writes about yesterday's Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191826.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191826.html Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191536.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191536.html Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Death and rebirth: reading between the lines of Trump’s inauguration speech Andrew Hines, PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film writes for The Conversation about President Trump's inauguration speech. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191778.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191778.html Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Left wingers twice as likely to punish companies for tax avoidance, study finds 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191342.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191342.html Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188733.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188733.html Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Joseph Kabila will cling to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, says expert in African history Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History considers the future of Congolese politics and the country's President Joseph Kabila. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191192.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/191192.html Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
New exhibition celebrates Sir Thomas Browne: 17th century England’s greatest ‘undiscovered’ genius Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial. Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius the vast majority of British people have never even heard of.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190816.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190816.html Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL researcher produces feature film about HIV/AIDS, starring women from Pwani Tanzania A global health researcher based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a feature length drama about living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa. PILI is based on the stories of real women from rural Tanzania. It was produced on location by Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190229.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190229.html Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMT
‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament, study finds English votes for English laws’ (EVEL) has not enhanced England’s voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study says that “greater attention should be paid to the challenge of enhancing England’s voice in the UK parliament”.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190097.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190097.html Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar, warn state crime academics Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar and has entrenched the persecution of the Rohingya minority, according to state crime specialists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190109.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190109.html Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Brexit and the future of UK trade In this article Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas considers what Brexit means for UK trade policy. Professor Leal-Arcas is Jean Monnet Professor in EU International Economic Law at QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190227.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/190227.html Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL academic unearths Britain’s first audiobook Matthew Rubery, Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has rediscovered the first full-length audiobook ever made: Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/189949.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/189949.html Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Online gambling regulations should be tightened to protect children and young people, research finds Children and adolescents are being targeted by online gambling websites due to flaws in advertising legislation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and City University London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/189044.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/189044.html Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Season of Bangla Drama returns to London’s east end Displacement and identity, youth radicalisation and the future of the NHS are among the themes that will be explored by the Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188974.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188974.html Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Ken Clarke: Brexit vote swung by voters for whom politics has failed Politicians have never figured out what to do about those left behind by globalisation and the modernised economy, according to former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188822.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188822.html Thu, 3 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to Brexit judgement Constitutional and EU law specialist Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to high court ruling that parliament must vote on triggering Article 50. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188832.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188832.html Thu, 3 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Energy secruity for Europe Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas focuses on finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188839.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188839.html Thu, 3 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT
International acclaim for QMUL historian’s biography of Karl Marx A biography of Karl Marx by a historian at Queen Mary University of London has met with international acclaim for its portrayal of the life and times of the 19th century philosopher.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188651.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188651.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling graphic novel 'The Story of Sex' to the UK Dr Will McMorran, a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188663.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188663.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL celebrates 15 years of Living Wage Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will mark a decade of being the first UK university to become a real Living Wage employer at today’s (Monday 31 October) event at the British Library where the Mayor of London announced the new London rates, as part of Living Wage Week 2016.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188675.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188675.html Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Radical devolution can mend the broken fabric of Britain’s communities, says Lord Heseltine Britain’s centralised democracy has contributed to many of the most pressing problems in the country’s poorest communities, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188159.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188159.html Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
‘Remainers’ want to rerun the Brexit referendum, says Gisela Stuart MP Those calling for a debate in advance of triggering Article 50 want to rerun the campaign, according to Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and co-convenor of Vote Leave.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188129.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188129.html Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Genocide of Rohingya in Myanmar may be entering new and deadly phase The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London has warned that reports of attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI researchers say is genocide.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/187983.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/187983.html Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Thailand mourns its king and heads into the unknown Dr Lee Jones from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Dr Jones says that the King was a much more complex figure than is suggested by recent obituaries.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188040.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188040.html Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The UK Constitution is ill equipped to cope with Brexit, says leading constitutional expert The UK Constitution is profoundly ill equipped to cope with the complexities of Brexit, and the government has no mandate to determine the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to a research paper by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/187914.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/187914.html Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The Conservative party and business have fallen in and out of love for decades Professor Tim Bale from QMUL's School of Politics and Public Relations writes that its not the first time the Tories and big business have been on less than friendly terms. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188046.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/188046.html Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182314.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182314.html Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott to advise Scottish Parliament about Brexit Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182103.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182103.html Mon, 3 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers translate The 120 Days of Sodom for Penguin Classics Described by its infamous author as “the most impure tale ever written since the world began,” The 120 Days of Sodom has fascinated and shocked readers ever since it was first published.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182021.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182021.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Chaos, memory, and sanctuary: Researcher explores the modern teenage bedroom What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182064.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/182064.html Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Why Labour Party members still back Jeremy Corbyn as their leader Dr Monica Poletti from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations explores how different views among older and newer Labour party members shaped the outcome of the leadership contest, using survey data from the Party Members Project.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181892.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181892.html Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Free State of Jones: Review of Matthew McConaughey’s castaway army in the US civil war Dr Erik Mathisen from QMUL's School of History reviews Matthew McConaughey’s new movie Free State of Jones.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181915.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181915.html Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Gisela Stuart and Ken Clarke announced for Mile End Institute’s ‘In Conversation’ series The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK. In Conversation at the Mile End Institute will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181701.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/181701.html Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL academics secure two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs. Both positions are based at QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180749.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180749.html Mon, 5 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About Elections Why did the pollsters get the 2015 election so wrong, why are estate agents trusted more than politicians, and who would Santa vote for? These are among fifty topics explored by leading political scientists in More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, edited by Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary University of London and Professor Robert Ford from the University of Manchester.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180560.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180560.html Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Many parents won’t read their children scary stories – but perhaps we shouldn’t blame them Professor Kiera Vaclavik, from QMUL's School of Languages, Literature and Film, writes about children, stories, and a scare at bedtime.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180568.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180568.html Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT
State crime experts call for assurances on Rakhine State advisory commission The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has welcomed the Myanmar government’s intention to establish an advisory commission on Rakhine State, but has called for assurances regarding the commission’s mandate and level of access to Rohingya communities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180528.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180528.html Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The Irish men who mapped the British Empire A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180495.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180495.html Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine 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 2016 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Michael Heseltine.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180476.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180476.html Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180103.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/180103.html Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded prestigious placements in major US research institutions.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179717.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179717.html Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179630.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179630.html Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Donald Trump’s chaotic use of metaphor is a crucial part of his appeal Andrew Hines, a PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film, write about Republican nominee Donald Trump's unorthodox and rule-breaking rhetorical style. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179512.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179512.html Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMT
PILI: HIV from the female perspective Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about her forthcoming film about HIV, which based on the testimony of 85 local women from the Pwani region of Tanzania.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179392.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179392.html Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Here’s what we know about Labour’s £3 supporters – and whether they’ll pay £25 to help Corbyn again In this post Professor Tim Bale takes a closer look at Labour's "£3 supporters". The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179173.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179173.html Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
What does the Tory grassroots want from Prime Minister Theresa May? In this post Professor Tim Bale examines what Tory party members want and expect from Prime Minister Theresa May. The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179014.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/179014.html Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
War guilt, Blair and the Chilcot Inquiry While the Chilcot Report does not accuse Tony Blair of war guilt for Iraq, his responsibility for the war and its consequences is in question. In this blog post, Dr James Ellison, of QMUL's School of History and the Mile End Institute, reflects on the historical significance of the Iraq Inquiry and whether Blair should be blamed.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178983.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178983.html Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Return of the town hall: will Brexit bring British democracy closer to the people? Brexit may reshape the UK's political geography - locally as well as internationally, according to Professor Jane Wills. "When people are encouraged to take back control, they need access to the political institutions that might allow this to happen."

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178917.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178917.html Fri, 8 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
British business to address gender balance in the executive pipeline Report co-authored by QMUL finds that while the percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased, the rate of progress has slowed since October 2015.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178895.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178895.html Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Latin American community one of the fastest growing in London Around a quarter of a million Latin Americans live in the UK, with over half (145,000) in London. The Latin American population is one of the fastest growing migrant populations in London, with two-thirds having arrived since 2000. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178903.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178903.html Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL appoints new Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) Professor Matthew Hilton will join Queen Mary University of London from September 2016.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178834.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178834.html Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL alumnus wins Iceland’s presidential election Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from QMUL’s School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178642.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178642.html Fri, 1 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Explore 19th Century Jewish East London with new walking tour app It’s 1892, and the streets of London’s East End are not for the faint of heart. The expansion of free trade has decimated the once thriving Spitalfields silk industry, there’s a desperate housing crisis, and work is hard to come by. Meanwhile, East London has a reputation for danger and violence; thanks in part to the terror waged by Jack the Ripper.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178449.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178449.html Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Profile: The Cameron Illusion As David Cameron's period at the summit of UK politics draws to a dramatic close, historian Dr Robert Saunders profiles the elusive prime minister. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178397.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178397.html Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Brexit: QMUL 'morning after' briefing The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. In the video below, experts from Queen Mary University of London consider the political, legal, and economic implications of this historic result. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178351.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178351.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Brexit: Where now for Britain? Dr Paul Copeland, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, considers the next steps for post-Brexit Britain. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178352.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178352.html Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The idea that English nationalism has powered support for Brexit is unduly simplistic and requires re-examination English sentiment has been important to the tenor and character of the Vote Leave campaign, but Michael Kenny writes there are reasons to be sceptical that English nationalism has had a clear, causal role in the EU Referendum. He asks whether the picture of the ‘two Englands’ – one progressive and cosmopolitan, the other populist and nationalist – draws too sharp a distinction between them, and in doing so underplays the extent to which fears about cultural identity, inequality and immigration are shared in very different kinds of places and communities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178306.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178306.html Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
School of Economics and Finance masters ranked 8th in UK and in global top 40 QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance masters programme in Investment and Finance has been ranked eighth in the UK and 37th in the world by the Financial Times in its Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2016 list.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178292.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178292.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Rewriting their fate: how the world’s ‘invisible’ widows are fighting prejudice Suzy Solley, PhD Candidate at QMUL's School of Geography, writes about the discrimination faced by widows in many parts of the world. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178293.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178293.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL 'Cracking Law' Podcast: EU Law and Brexit The 'Cracking Law' podcast is produced by expert researchers from QMUL's School of Law. The first episode focuses on European Union law, and episode two looks at Brexit. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178298.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178298.html Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) publishes fifth edition of State Crime The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London, today launched the fifth volume of its research journal: State Crime.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178271.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178271.html Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
MPs are better than ever at serving local voters – it shouldn’t have to be dangerous Professor Philip Cowley writes about the role of MPs in their constituencies. He says: "It is a difficult, time-consuming, at times frustrating and at other times rewarding, part of the job. It should not also be dangerous."

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178296.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/178296.html Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Study: Hard-core antisemitism rare among British voters Fewer than one in ten voters think that Jews have too much influence in Britain and two-thirds would be happy with a Jewish Prime Minister.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176943.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176943.html Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Girls from progressive societies do better at maths, study finds Research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the ‘maths gender gap’ – the relative underperformance of girls at maths – is much wider in societies with poor rates of gender equality.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176897.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176897.html Fri, 13 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The great EU debate at Queen Mary University of London The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced an exciting series of events ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176867.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176867.html Wed, 11 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Floods and coastal erosion may expose contents of UK landfills, study finds The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176675.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176675.html Thu, 5 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
With Great Power: Political leaders, popular legacies One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy - with major contributions from several QMUL academics - explores the concept of political leadership. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176687.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176687.html Thu, 5 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Labour in meltdown – but what is antisemitism? Eric Henize, Professor of Law and Humanities, considers the crisis facing the British Labour Party, and asks - what is antisemitism?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176654.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176654.html Wed, 4 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The challenges of working life in an era of individual of legal rights Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is author of Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work, recently published by Oxford University Press.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176451.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176451.html Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Demolition: a confused film about confusing emotions Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, reviews the film Demolition (2015) in the context of his work as a historian of the emotions.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176655.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176655.html Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Maurice Peston (19 March 1931 – 23 April 2016) Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April 2016.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176215.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176215.html Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Three academics from School of English and Drama awarded prestigious fellowships Three members of the School of English and Drama have been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176149.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/176149.html Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Government pro-Europe leaflet didn’t swing voters in 1975 – and probably won’t in 2016 It might have cost £9.3 million, but will the government's EU leaflet sway many voters? Lindsay Aqui, Phd Candidate, at Queen Mary University of London, looks back to the 1975 referendum and asks whether the experiences of the Wilson government hold lessons for today's campaigners. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173646.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173646.html Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Predicting gentrification through social networking data The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, which is associated with the displacement of residents of a deprived area by an influx of a more affluent population.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173744.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173744.html Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Student debaters pick up first prize in national competition A debating team from the Department of French at Queen Mary University of London has scooped first prize in the 2016  joutes oratories, a national competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173246.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173246.html Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Festival celebrates the extraordinary impact of Shakespeare on Indian Cinema Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173193.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/173193.html Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Just 50p a week could decide the UK’s future in Europe, study finds The impact of Brexit on personal finances may determine the result of the referendum, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172952.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172952.html Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Solving Europe's energy crisis Europe imports more than half of the energy that it consumes, and its supply is vulnerable to regional instability and economic shocks. In a major new book, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the European Union (EU) is facing.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172976.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172976.html Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
The surprising history of Islam and Elizabethan England In 1570, after numerous plots and assassination attempts against her, Elizabeth I of England was excommunicated by the Pope. It marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship between England and the Islamic world, the likes of which would not be seen again until the modern age.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172893.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172893.html Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
English, History, and Law at QMUL ranked among the world’s elite Three subject areas at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the top 50 in the world, according to an analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172887.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172887.html Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Is George Osborne really the Political Chancellor, or just a hard-core Tory? Political to his fingertips or a hard core Tory Chancellor? Professor Tim Bale considers the evolving and mercurial role of George Osborne.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172369.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172369.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Historian uncovers secrets of the Reformation hidden in England’s oldest printed bible Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England’s oldest printed bible.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172297.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172297.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Report highlights problems faced by parents of children with Autism Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172300.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172300.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Launch of the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture From design and fashion to health and technology, Childhood culture is increasingly receiving serious scholarly attention within a range of disciplines. A new research centre, jointly run by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the V&A Museum of Childhood, aims to create an internationally recognised hub of research, knowledge and public engagement on childhood culture.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172321.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172321.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Pregnant women support first maternal gene therapy trial Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study. If the proposed trial goes ahead it is likely to be the first time maternal gene therapy has ever been used.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172127.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172127.html Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL collaborates with United Nations and The Lancet on access to medicines The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines met in London on 10 March to discuss access to medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and health technologies. The event is a collaboration between the United Nations (UN), The Lancet, and The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172154.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/172154.html Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Researcher publishes child migrant stories from a century in East London Duncan Ross was born in Calcutta in 1948 during a tumultuous period in post-partition India. He was the son of Anglo-Indian Catholic parents and he lived in the midst of frequent riots and violence between Muslims and Hindus. He moved to East London, aged eight, after his mother nearly died during a riot on her way to work.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171677.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171677.html Thu, 3 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Mile End Institute and the BBC co-host debate on the future of the Royal Charter There is a danger of “living in cloud cuckoo land” when it comes to the competitive pressures facing the BBC, according to Jesse Norman MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171547.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171547.html Wed, 2 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Civil liberties at risk as agencies seek new powers to deal with cloud communications An expert in internet law has warned that the growth of cloud-based communications may pose a threat to civil liberties, as intelligence agencies seek new powers to deal with ‘extra-territorial’ services such as WhatsApp.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171162.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/171162.html Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
EU should resettle three million Syrian refugees, says UN Rapporteur The EU must urgently change course on the migrant crisis and should resettle three million Syrian migrants, according to François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170941.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170941.html Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Why Britain is losing its taste for tea – and how hipsters could revive it Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers, but new statistics suggest that the love affair is fading. Professor Markman Ellis, co-author of Empire of Tea: the Asian Leaf that Conquered the World, considers the future of Britain's favourite brew. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170947.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170947.html Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
MPs are worlds apart on Europe, finds new poll Just five per cent of Tory MPs strongly agree that the UK has ‘greatly benefitted from being a member of the EU’, compared with 51 per cent of Labour MPs. The findings are from 98 face-to-face interviews with MPs, conducted by the Ipsos Mori Reputation Centre and led by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170177.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170177.html Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
How social and political change has shaped the story of the Crusades Historian and bestselling author Dr Thomas Asbridge will this week present a BBC documentary about how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170184.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170184.html Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:00:00 GMT
New book discusses “surprise” 2015 General Election The 2015 General Election in Britain was a “surprise election”, argues a new book co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Professor Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor at Liverpool University.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170139.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/170139.html Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL to hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers The Law School at Queen Mary University of London will hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February 2016. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169960.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169960.html Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
How British hostility to the EU contrasts with opposition elsewhere in Europe The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169731.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169731.html Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Not the right time to raise interest rates, says Governor of the Bank of England The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that now is not the time to hike interest rates. In a major speech at Queen Mary University of London, Mr Carney said that plummeting oil prices and an uncertain global environment meant that “tighter monetary policy was not yet necessary".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169750.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169750.html Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Global law firm Dentons launches new bursary scheme for QMUL students Global law firm Dentons has used dormant client account balances to make a donation of £48,000 to support three undergraduate bursaries at QMUL’s School of Law.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169672.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169672.html Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
UK's political centre is further left than previously thought, finds study The centre ground of British politics could be further to the left than previously thought, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169620.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169620.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Paris Agreement is a turning point for humanity, according to Sir David King The Paris Agreement, a global plan to tackle climate change, will go down in history as “a great turning point for humanity” according to the government’s permanent Special Representative for Climate Change.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169623.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169623.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Bankers suppress their identities to survive and thrive at work, finds study Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169624.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/169624.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:00:00 GMT
People’s Palace Projects co-produce acclaimed homelessness arts project in São Paulo With One Voice, an international arts programme designed to give homeless people in host cities a voice during the Olympics will be launched in São Paulo, Brazil on Saturday 12 December.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/168046.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/168046.html Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Michael Kenny wins WJM MacKenzie Prize Professor Michael Kenny, Director of QMUL’s Mile End Institute, has won the prestigious W.J.M Mackenzie Prize for his book The Politics of English Nationhood. The prize is awarded annually by the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) for the best book published in political science.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/167656.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/167656.html Wed, 2 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Young poets celebrated at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival Loving mums, sly scorpions, and ‘rolling rocks on your fingers’ were among the eclectic images explored by more than 120 young poets at QMUL’s Globe Road Poetry Festival.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166906.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166906.html Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Possessive jealousy and femicide take centre stage at performance of Othello on Trial Possessive jealousy, rage, and murder; it’s is a story as old as Othello. Two women are killed by male partners each week on average in the UK. In November, a series of performances at Queen Mary University of London - sponsored by the School of Law and the Centre for Public Engagement - adapted Shakespeare’s masterpiece to stimulate debate about the high level of male violence against women in modern Britain.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166760.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166760.html Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Nowhere People’ and the stories of the world’s stateless More than 10 million people across the globe are not recognised by any country, and are stateless. Nowhere People an acclaimed new book by photojournalist and QMUL Distinguished Fellow Greg Constantine, tells the stories of people and communities who have been denied their identity, and stripped of the most basic aspects of citizenship.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166245.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166245.html Wed, 4 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Celebrities, The Royal Family, privacy, and the law In this post, Professor Robin Callender Smith from QMUL's School of Law, discusses his forthcoming book on celebrities and privacy law. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166246.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166246.html Wed, 4 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Season of Bangla Drama returns to QMUL Gender, identity and power are among the themes that will be explored by the 13th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/166140.html Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Campaigns of violence towards Rohingya are highly organised and genocidal in intent Persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has been orchestrated by the government, state-level officials and Buddhist monks, according to the findings of an 18-month investigation into state crime. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165941.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165941.html Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Ragged Children, Mended Lives: the stories of East London’s 19th century children In 1877, the few square miles around where Queen Mary University of London stands today was one of the most densely populated places on earth. In a then squalid corner of London, more than a million people – many of them desperately poor – faced hunger, unemployment, and disease.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165606.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165606.html Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL begins major research project to document Europe’s migration crisis Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will this week begin work on a major project to document Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis. Led by Professor Elspeth Guild from QMUL’s School of Law, the research team will produce a database of migrant journeys as well as testimonies from interviews with migrants and refugees.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165607.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165607.html Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’ nominated for an international Emmy ‘Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital’, a documentary that was co-developed and co-presented by QMUL’s Professor Amanda Vickery, has been nominated for an international Emmy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165041.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/165041.html Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Andrea Brady criticises “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities On National Poetry Day, Professor Andrea Brady – curator of the Globe Road Poetry Festival – has criticised the “structure of white privilege” in British poetry communities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164834.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164834.html Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
The white privilege of British poetry is getting worse Writing in The Conversation, Andrea Brady - Professor of Poetry at QMUL - criticises what she describes as the "structure of white privilege" in British poetry communities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164835.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164835.html Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Without treaty change Britain will vote to leave the European Union, says Lord Owen The campaign to keep Britain in the EU will be defeated unless the government secures treaty change before the referendum, according to former Foreign Secretary Lord David Owen. He made his remarks as part of a major speech on referendums, at the Mile End Institute's Inaugural Hennessy Lecture.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164864.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164864.html Thu, 8 Oct 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Experts call for urgent reform of deprivation of liberty safeguards The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – designed to protect the rights of the legally incapacitated – are a threat to human rights and require urgent reform, according to UK and international experts speaking at a conference convened by Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164322.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/164322.html Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Labour is lost in England and must federalise, says Jon Cruddas MP The Labour Party is lost in England and must federalise to survive, according to Jon Cruddas. The MP for Dagenham and Rainham was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London, where he called for an English Labour party to win back lost voters.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/163819.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/163819.html Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Robot poets, international names, slams and debate at the inaugural Globe Road Poetry Festival Some of the world’s best known international poets will perform in East London this November at the inaugural Globe Road Poetry Festival.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162834.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162834.html Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Social media and health: a source of “patient voices” or just business? Why does NHS and government policy neglect and ignore the value of online patient communities? QMUL researchers Dr Nelya Koteyko and Dr Daniel Hunt investigated this question as part of a major study on social media and living with chronic illness.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162752.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162752.html Tue, 8 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Why the Chilcot inquiry has taken so long – and why we should wait to judge it The long running Chilcot inquiry has come under significant pressure to complete its work and publish its report. In this article, Dr James Ellison, Reader in International History at QMUL, explains why it's taken so long, and says: "In the end, we must judge the inquiry on its terms of reference and the rigour, accuracy, and fairness of its report".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162457.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/162457.html Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL historian shines a new light on the life and legacy of Edmund Burke A new book from acclaimed historian Professor Richard Bourke chronicles the extraordinary life of Edmund Burke (1730-97), a leading philosopher and statesman of the eighteenth century.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161924.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161924.html Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL announces free advice service for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161686.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161686.html Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Bangkok bombing blame game speaks volumes about the state of Thai politics The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook Thai politics, already turbulent, to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame with a truckload of salt.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161561.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161561.html Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Humanities researchers at QMUL awarded £1.6 million for major study on emotional health What is the perfect recipe for 'emotional health', and who decides which emotions we should feel in order to be healthy? These are among the questions that will be explored by a team of researchers at QMUL’s Centre for the History of the Emotions, as part of a major new research programme funded by a Humanities and Social Science Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161471.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161471.html Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Simple hospitality could be the answer to the European migrant ‘crisis’ The crisis facing migrants on the shores of Europe shows no sign of abating. As EU member states prevaricate on how to manage a human and political crisis, Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL's School of Geography says: "The system is paralysed. To make it move again, hospitality is the key".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161573.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/161573.html Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Let there be light: understanding our body clocks Jet-lagged after a long flight? Exhausted after a week of night shifts? The vagaries of the human body clock affect everything from the quality of our sleep to how quickly we adjust to a new time zone. This post is based on a series of interviews with Professor Josephine Arendt, who transformed our understanding of how our body clocks respond to light and melatonin.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160206.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160206.html Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Inside Out and the democracy of the modern mind Dr Thomas Dixon, Director of QMUL's Centre for the History of the Emotions, reviews Disney Pixar's Inside Out.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160123.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160123.html Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded prestigious Reimar Lüst Prize Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the prestigious Reimar Lüst Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly work in the field of Anglo-German relations.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/159993.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/159993.html Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL students in the spotlight at Audrey Hepburn exhibition Film students from Queen Mary University of London are playing a prominent role in one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions of the summer, at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/159555.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/159555.html Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Healthcare policy on social media ignores the value of peer-to-peer support for chronic illness Government, the NHS and professional healthcare bodies have embraced social media networks as dissemination tools but frequently overlook their potential for peer-to-peer support, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160372.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160372.html Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Canny Chancellor co-opts the living wage In this post, Professor Jane Wills considers the implications of the Chanellor's 'co-option' of the living wage.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160367.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/160367.html Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Trevor Dadson honoured by the King of Spain for services to Spanish culture Trevor Dadson, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica (Order of Isabella the Catholic) by the King of Spain, Felipe VI.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158656.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158656.html Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
EVEL may help set the course for Cameron’s time in office, according to experts at QMUL The government’s announcement on English Votes for English Laws, while seemingly cautious, “may help set the course for David Cameron’s time in office”, according to Michael Kenny, professor of politics and constitutional expert at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158644.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158644.html Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Think you're just a face in the crowd? Not necessarily In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle, of QMUL's School of Law, considers the impact and rapid development of face recognition techniques on privacy. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158115.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/158115.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Can the European Parliament save us from TTIP? In this article, Sam Fowles, researcher in international law and politics at Queen Mary University of London, asks whether the European Parliament will 'save us' from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157736.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157736.html Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Study finds just 15 per cent of Tory members will definitely vote to leave the EU Just 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote for the UK to leave the EU regardless of whatever reforms Prime Minister David Cameron manages to negotiate in the run-up to a referendum. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157659.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157659.html Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL launches new educational partnership with University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has announced a new educational partnership with the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The partnership will see the introduction in September 2015 of a new Masters programme in International Relations, based in Paris.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157550.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157550.html Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Britain’s oldest tea (and first modern commodity) Dr Richard Coulton, based at QMUL's School of English and Drama, reflects on the discovery of Britain's oldest tea. Dr Coulton is one of three authors of a forthcoming book, Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157002.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157002.html Wed, 3 Jun 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Fancy a 300-year old cuppa? Researchers uncover the oldest tea in Britain Researchers have found what they believe to be the oldest tea in Britain. The dried green tea was acquired in China, around the year 1700, by ship’s surgeon James Cuninghame, who subsequently gave it as a gift to the famous physician and collector of curiosities, Hans Sloane.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/156474.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/156474.html Wed, 27 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
TTIP and CETA: the trade deals threatening British democracy In this post, Sam Fowles, postgraduate research student at QMUL's School of Law, argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a threat to British democracy, and should not be ratified. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/156222.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/156222.html Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Humanitarian crisis affecting Rohingya Muslims is the product of genocide, according to researchers from QMUL Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155948.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155948.html Mon, 18 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Time for binding United Nations rules on violence against women and girls The United Nations must adopt binding international rules to help eliminate violence against women and girls, according to Professor Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157040.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157040.html Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Individualised approach to merit will not deliver equality in public and working life If we want more diversity in our courts, boardrooms, and parliaments, then our individualised approach to merit may “now require quite a serious rethink”, according to Baroness Brenda Hale of Richmond. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157041.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/157041.html Wed, 6 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Historian uncovers first known photo of Lenin’s 'true love' A historian from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has uncovered the first confirmed image of Apollinariya Yakubova, considered by many to be the true love of Vladimir Lenin. Dr Robert Henderson, honorary research associate at QMUL’s School of History, discovered the photograph in the State Archive of the Russian Federation, while researching for his forthcoming book on the Russian revolutionary V. L. Burtsev.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155252.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155252.html Fri, 1 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Dressing down the rabbit hole – how to become Alice in Wonderland From 2 May to 9 November, QMUL's Dr Kiera Vaclavik will curate 'The Alice Look', an exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. In this article, Dr Vaclavik considers the impact of Lewis Carroll's famous heroine on the way that we dress.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154500.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154500.html Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL student wins Languages Undergraduate of the Year prize A QMUL student who can speak five different languages has won a Languages Undergraduate of the Year Award.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154545.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154545.html Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) celebrates ten years at QMUL Despite the appearance of great strides forward; discrimination, inequality, and exclusion persist in developed societies and workplaces. The nature of that persistence – and the manner in which discrimination has, in many cases, become more insidious – was the subject of the 2015 annual lecture from QMUL’s Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154432.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/154432.html Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
More than just a game: Interactive entertainment and intellectual property law On 24 April 2015, QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies convened a group of legal experts to consider and examine issues around gaming an intellectual property law. In this article, Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, sets out the many legal challenges that emerge from this growing and dynamic sector. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155783.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/155783.html Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Deaths at sea: scant hope for the future from Europe’s history of failure on migrants Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of migration.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/152422.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/152422.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Bottom 50 per cent of UK authors made less than £10,500 in 2013 The median earnings of authors in the UK has fallen below the minimum wage, according to a survey of 2,500 writers, published by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/152274.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/152274.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London launch app to match voters with parties Political scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new voting advice application to match voters with the party that best represents their views. More than 20,000 people have used the app since it went live on 1 April.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151720.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151720.html Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Exhibition of 100 images to celebrate life on East London’s Becontree Estate http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151546.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151546.html Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT Legal stars of the future compete in annual QMUL ‘George Hinde Moot’ The quality of contributions from finalists in the annual QMUL mooting competition was “nothing short of astonishing”, according to Sir Christopher (Lord Justice) Pitchford, who judged the final at Queen Mary University of London on 24 March.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151574.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151574.html Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities In recent decades, commentators and academics have become increasingly concerned over the decline in both trust and social capital in many communities in the United States. While research has shown that race and income diversity tends to be associated with lower levels of social capital, Andrea Tesei takes a closer look, examining the relationship between trust, income inequality and racial diversity.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151375.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151375.html Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Ed Miliband’s route to 10 Downing Street may hinge on the performance of Ukip, says Professor Tim Bale The fortunes of Ed Miliband and the Labour Party may well depend on the performance of Ukip on 7 May, according to Professor Tim Bale, who was speaking at the launch of his new book: Five Year Mission – The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151157.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151157.html Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
On the margins of terror: Daesh and the new geography of hate in Sinai Jessica Jacobs, Research Fellow at QMUL's School of Geography, argues that the systematic neglect of border regions by military-backed governments in the Middle East has enabled the success of extreme terrorist groups in these marginalised areas, resulting in "geographies of hate".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151179.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/151179.html Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Gender-blind global health institutions ignore misery for women in Ebola-affected regions On the one year anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, Dr Sophie Harman - Reader in International Relations at QMUL - explores the devastating impact on women in affected regions.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150935.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150935.html Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Tunisia terror attack threatens fledgling democracy At least 19 people died in a terrorist attack in Tunisia on 18 March 2015. In this article, Dr Sarah Wolff - Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations - considers the implications for Tunisia "beyond the immediate horror" of the attack, and describes it as "a litmus test for the country’s democratic transition".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150778.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150778.html Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP announce new Energy scholarship programme The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has announced details of a scholarship and internship programme with legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150746.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/150746.html Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Shahidha Bari awarded prestigious prize for arts journalism Dr Shahidha Bari, Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Observer / Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism. Now in its third year, the £2000 prize is for “previously unpublished, imaginative, original, and thought-provoking” works.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149964.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149964.html Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL and Bank of England to shine a light on the financing of Britain’s WWI war effort Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been granted special access to war bond ledgers, held at the Bank of England, which list those who helped to bankroll Britain’s war effort from 1914-1918.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149976.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149976.html Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Future of the UK hangs in the balance, according to experts at Mile End Institute launch event The United Kingdom as we know it may not survive the next decade and is “no longer a fixed map in the collective UK mind”, according to Lord Professor Peter Hennessy, who was speaking at the launch of the Mile End Institute (MEI), at Queen Mary University of London on 2 March.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149784.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149784.html Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Should Shakespeare be censored for sensitive times? Should the works of Shakespeare’s plays be censored where there is a risk of offence? In this article, Dr Preti Taneja, Global Shakespeare Research Fellow, considers the issues.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149791.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149791.html Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Report on impact of terrorist listing launched at QMUL A major report into terrorist listing and conflict transformation was launched at an event at QMUL’s School of Law by the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149803.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149803.html Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
The economic consequences of the Greek crisis In this article, co-author Professor Brigitte Granville - School of Business and Management at QMUL - contends that default and exit from the eurozone would allow Greece to begin correcting past mistakes, and put its economy on the path to recovery and sustainable growth.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149535.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149535.html Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL retained as one of 11 UK universities recognised for Singapore Bar QMUL’s School of Law is now one of only 11 UK university law departments recognised for purposes of admission to the Singapore Bar.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149499.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149499.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Tobacco Industry's spurious claims on plain packaging must be challenged In this letter, published in the Law Society Gazette, QMUL's Jonathan Griffiths challenges "undue pessimism" about the UK’s imminent legislation on plain packaging. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149106.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149106.html Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Historian Amanda Vickery presents BBC series on the suffragettes Oppression, discrimination, and the unrelenting courage of forgotten heroines. In a major new series for the BBC, renowned historian Professor Amanda Vickery tells the story of Britain’s longest war; the suffragettes’ 300 year-long campaign for equality.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149107.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/149107.html Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Online courts must not compromise fairness In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle - one of the UK's leading experts in online dispute resolution - comments on the recent recommendations from Civil Justice Council's report on ODR. The group, of which Julia is a member, calls for a radical shake-up in how the UK handles low value claims.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148907.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148907.html Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Report calls for radical overhaul of how the court service handles low value claims A new system of online justice would revolutionise the court system of England and Wales, according to a report from the Civil Justice Council’s Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group. The group includes Julia Hörnle, Professor in Internet Law at QMUL.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148651.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148651.html Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New book from acclaimed QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of the greatest knight A new book from QMUL historian Dr Thomas Asbridge tells the story of one remarkable man, the birth of the knightly class to which he belonged, and the forging of the English nation.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148550.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/148550.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New initiative from QMUL offers free legal advice to victims of revenge porn Victims of revenge porn can apply for free legal advice through a new service offered by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As part of the service, victims will receive legal advice from a team of trained student advisors – under the supervision of experienced, qualified lawyers - at QMUL’s Legal Advice Centre.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147654.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147654.html Tue, 3 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Helen McCarthy wins award for International Affairs Book of the Year Women of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat, by QMUL Historian Dr Helen McCarthy, took the prize for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2015.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147474.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147474.html Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Passenger tracking in the EU will be as invasive as it is in the US In this comment article, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas - head of QMUL's Department of Law - considers the implications of the increasingly heated debate around the collection and retention of information from air passengers. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147475.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/147475.html Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders. The data is based on research from Professor Bale's forthcoming book: Five Year Mission: The Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146656.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146656.html Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Syriza lead the polls in Greece but coalition options remain unclear Greece will hold parliamentary elections on 25 January. Ahead of the vote, Dr Stella Ladi writes on the state of play in the Greek party system. She notes that while the radical left party Syriza currently enjoys a lead in the polls, there is debate over who its most likely coalition partners would be should it fail to secure a majority.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146389.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146389.html Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Energy companies must repair relationship with society, says former CEO of BP Businesses and extractive industries should communicate openly and engage more effectively with society, according to the former CEO of British Petroleum (BP), who was speaking at the launch of QMUL’s Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146406.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146406.html Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Mile End Institute to launch with a debate on the future of the United Kingdom Can the United Kingdom survive without changing its constitution? This critical question will be posed to a high-profile panel of commentators and politicians on Monday 2 March, at the launch of the QMUL Mile End Institute.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145850.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145850.html Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Torture Allegations, Racial Conflicts…and Leadership on Human Rights? In this article, Professor Eric Heinze of QMUL's School of Law, argues that the United States, whose government has "has committed grave violations" in the area of human rights, has placed its leadership role in question.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146305.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/146305.html Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Seán McConville awarded major grant for research into Irish political prisoners 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145236.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145236.html Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
William Hague's plans could be highly contentious, but it's time to address the English question 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145171.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145171.html Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Special series with Open Democracy seeks to lift the veil on state crime 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145052.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145052.html Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Mile End Institute announces speakers and events for 2015 programme 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145079.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145079.html Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Ukip's sexual harassment row rumbles on, but it's not the only party failing women It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing women.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144873.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144873.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144935.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144935.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Syria: The view from Moscow 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144938.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144938.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New league table suggests David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144705.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144705.html Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145349.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/145349.html Thu, 4 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Lewis Carroll's Alice and the emergence of a style icon 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144647.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144647.html Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
François Hollande’s Tartuffe Syndrome In a joint article with Hans-Olaf Henkel, QMUL’s Professor Brigitte Granville analyses the mounting woes of François Hollande’s beleaguered presidency.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144654.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/144654.html Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New anthology offers comprehensive insight into the life and works of Margaret Thatcher 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143995.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143995.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Romanian presidential elections may signal a break from the past 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. ]]> http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143466.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143466.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT Why Labour should think culturally as well as economically about immigration 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143457.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143457.html Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL announces Professor Michael Kenny as Director of Mile End Institute Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143459.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143459.html Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143369.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143369.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Two prestigious appointments for QMUL’s Shazia Choudhry Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143137.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/143137.html Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Politicisation of the European Arrest Warrant is dangerous and unnecessary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142983.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142983.html Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick to launch Global Shakespeare 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142995.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142995.html Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Quentin Skinner offers a new perspective on some of Shakespeare’s greatest works A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied works.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142908.html Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says QMUL Professor 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142360.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142360.html Thu, 6 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Death of President Michael Sata leaves Zambia with a constitutional conundrum 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142246.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142246.html Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Norman Baker's resignation and the future of the coalition 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142290.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142290.html Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Professor calls for living wage standard across UK higher education 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142151.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142151.html Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Students at Queen Mary uncover stories of wartime East London 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142155.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142155.html Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142036.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/142036.html Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
European Union must now support Ukraine’s fragile democracy 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141879.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141879.html Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Economic and social future of Ukraine hangs in the balance 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141733.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141733.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Ebola: West Africa is facing a humanitarian crisis of extraordinary proportions Professor Allyson Pollock replies to questions on the Ebola crisis – originally asked prior to the BBC Politics show on 19 October

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141766.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141766.html Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Season of Bangla Drama returns to Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141605.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141605.html Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Latin London and every day urban violence 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141262.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141262.html Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Graduate’s ‘Iranian-American bisexual comedy’ premieres at London Film Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141274.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/141274.html Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Belgrade 2014: Pride, prejudice and European politics 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140734.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140734.html Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
London’s high-rise dreams Dr Richard Baxter critiques the ongoing public debate about the UK high-rise and argues that the environment has still not been fully explored

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140621.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140621.html Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Sarkozy's return is bound to deepen divisions within the UMP 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140622.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140622.html Wed, 1 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Tunisia’s forthcoming elections: transition to democracy is at risk and arms sales won’t help 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140204.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140204.html Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
No shortage of ‘friends’ – but Miliband left them hanging 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".

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140108.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140108.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group celebrates twenty-one years of innovation 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140113.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140113.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Power, royalty and the smile revolution 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140165.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/140165.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Britain's constitutional crisis moves from acute to severe 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139934.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139934.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at all?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139845.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139845.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since 1922 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139866.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139866.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Peter Hennessy to deliver valedictory lecture at QMUL 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139677.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139677.html Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139264.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139264.html Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
UN managerialism should not stifle the voices of the poor 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139139.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139139.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Ebola and West Africa: where did all the development money go? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139147.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139147.html Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Gender equality award for Politics at QMUL 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139109.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139109.html Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
More women into construction? Olympic Park project shows the way Dr Tessa Wright, Senior Lecturer from QMUL's School of Business and Management, reflects on the success of the Women into Construction project.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/139010.html Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New book by QMUL historian reveals the mysteries of more than 60 era-defining maps 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138561.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138561.html Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL launches digitised collection of stories and images from World War One 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138451.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138451.html Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Researchers identify link between breastfeeding and mothers’ mental health 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

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138220.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138220.html Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Politics: It’s time to talk about quotas for men 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."

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138097.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/138097.html Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL Historian Presents New Series of Voices from the Old Bailey 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137741.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137741.html Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
What next for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137452.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137452.html Thu, 7 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL conference marks the outbreak of the First World War 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.        

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137424.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137424.html Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda Vickery Presents BBC Series on the War that Changed the World 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.     

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137338.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/137338.html Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL alumni named ‘Rising Stars’ by Rare 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/136966.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/136966.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary student advocates are mooting champions Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-2014.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135914.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135914.html Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Report finds authors are increasingly on the bread line 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135919.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135919.html Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Physiological Society Honorary Membership for QMUL medical historian 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135386.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/135386.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/134787.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/134787.html Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT
CBE for our historian of French culture A historian from Queen Mary University of London has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133831.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133831.html Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
How does online dispute resolution empower consumers? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133780.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133780.html Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Christina von Hodenberg recognised for German history research 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133552.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133552.html Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Explore media piracy and policy with international industry experts 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133446.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/133446.html Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Peopling the Palaces arts festival returns, 2-15 June 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132935.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132935.html Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132970.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132970.html Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132574.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132574.html Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Double QMUL success in BBC's New Generation Thinkers competition 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132480.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/132480.html Tue, 27 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QMUL joins London Arts and Humanities Partnership 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/131807.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/131807.html Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Sensory history of books for the blind

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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/131734.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/131734.html Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Housing Crisis in Tower Hamlets: a Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets Citizens report 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130712.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130712.html Tue, 6 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Kremlin biography wins Pushkin House Russian Book Prize

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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130347.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130347.html Fri, 2 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Dance with words at silent poetry disco 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130435.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/130435.html Fri, 2 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Guggenheim Fellowship for drama professor A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128974.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128974.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Tory defectors could further tip balance in UKIP's favour 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128975.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128975.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Rwanda - The Politics of Success, Silence and Genocide Leverage 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?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128742.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/128742.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Shahidha Bari talks at biggest philosophy festival on earth 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126823.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126823.html Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Grant won to study New Zealand landslide 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126490.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126490.html Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
History of radical and inspiring women of east London 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126498.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126498.html Fri, 4 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New research unlocks how people learn languages Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126390.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/126390.html Wed, 2 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Living British Cinema: What's the most iconic film of all time? http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125927.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125927.html Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT World War II symbolism runs deep in Ukraine-Russia standoff 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125724.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125724.html Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Are Tory activists weeding out 'moderate' MPs? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125485.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125485.html Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125490.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125490.html Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML alumna 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125403.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125403.html Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary film festival celebrates British classics 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125147.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/125147.html Wed, 5 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Mayor of London's Chief Economic Advisor talk 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/124684.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/124684.html Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:00:00 GMT
QC appointment for Queen Mary professor 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/124237.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/124237.html Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
New UK-India study partnership in law, business, politics and public policy 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/123567.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/123567.html Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
12 Years a Slave: Best Film? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/123563.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/123563.html Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary helps find Europe’s oldest footprints 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/122627.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/122627.html Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
The Oscars 2014: our predictions Film scholars, Dr Mark Glancy, Matt Jacobsen and Dr Lucy Bolton discuss the shortlisted contenders in this year's Academy Awards.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/122630.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/122630.html Fri, 7 Feb 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Why Holocaust films impel us to vigilance In the digital age, smartphones are ubiquitous with 24-hour rolling news, their camera lens contributing to the narrative of world events.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/121645.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/121645.html Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Economics and Finance partners with top European consultancy 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119828.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119828.html Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Student-led legal service for Tech City entrepreneurs launches Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119587.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119587.html Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Medical historian recognised in New Year Honours list 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119100.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/119100.html Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary student top 3 ‘brightest and best’ in the UK A second year English and European Law undergraduate from Queen Mary University of London reached the final of a competition to find the UK’s best and brightest students.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118965.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118965.html Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Call for children’s charities, ISPs and the adult industry to work together to protect kids from online porn Children’s charities, parental support organisations, members of the UK’s and US adult industry and major internet service providers  (ISPs) have committed to work together to ensure that better measures are introduced to help prevent youngsters being able to access hardcore pornography online.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118620.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118620.html Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
3D films just a fad or here to stay? 3D movies have seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years with the release of Avatar and Gravity, but is this just a passing phase or is the future bright?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118394.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/118394.html Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Lord Adonis appointed as visiting professor Former minister for schools and transport The Rt Hon. the Lord Adonis has been appointed as Visiting Professor to Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117405.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117405.html Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New research centre launched to explore how the mind works A new research centre, which will explore the interaction between an individual's mind and the modern social world, will be officially launched at a conference at Queen Mary University of London on 28 November 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117338.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117338.html Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New book on President Kennedy published on 50th anniversary of his death The Man, the Myth: Professor Mark White assesses the Kennedy legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117259.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117259.html Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
From hunger strikes to bombings: new book offers first-hand accounts of 20th-century Irish political prisoners Irish Political Prisoners 1920-1962: Pilgrimage of Desolation is the second volume of a trilogy by Seán McConville, a professor in Law and Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London. ]]> http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117121.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117121.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT New walking tour app brings East End history to life As BBC 1’s Ripper Street keeps audiences hooked and paid tours sell out across the city, Queen Mary University of London has brought some 300 years of colourful East End history to life through a free smartphone tour app.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117128.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117128.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Law professor joins European Commission panel to increase take-up trust in cloud computing contracts Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed to a new group set up by the European Commission (EC) to boost consumer trust in cloud computing.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117158.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117158.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Leading historian joins Queen Mary The School of History is pleased to announce that the eminent historian, Professor Sir C.A. Bayly, will be joining the department in September 2014.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117170.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117170.html Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New study shows philanthropic side to Canary Wharf has helped improve the lives of east Londoners Contrary to the public perception of corporate ‘fat cats’, multinationals at Canary Wharf have embraced a culture of social responsibility, investing heavily in east London community projects since moving to the Docklands 20 years ago, finds a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117019.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/117019.html Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Conference explores British anxieties on the eve of the Great War The first in a five-year series of events to run at Queen Mary University of London in commemoration of the centenary of World War One will be hosted from 14-15 November.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116468.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116468.html Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Free legal advice offer to Tech City A new free legal advice service has been launched for east London digital companies by Queen Mary University of London as part of National Pro Bono Week. (4-8 Nov).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116338.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116338.html Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Report shows living wage campaign has helped put millions of pounds into pockets of low paid workers New research from Professor Jane Wills of Queen Mary University of London has found that in the two years since the Living Wage Foundation launched they have won the living wage for 23,000 workers, and put £49m into the pockets of low-income families.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116151.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116151.html Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary takes part in popular Bangla festival A Bangladeshi interpretation of Alice in Wonderland and a new take on an Oscar Wilde classic are among the performances and events to be held at Queen Mary University of London, as it contributes to ‘A Season of Bangla Drama’ for the first time.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115879.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115879.html Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Former British Prime Minister makes rare UK appearance to mark 100th meeting of Mile End Group Speaking to the Mile End Group at Queen Mary University of London this morning (Monday 28 October), former Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke of the need for governments to modernise and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115787.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115787.html Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Could inflation bite back, new book asks In her new book Professor Brigitte Granville warns governments not to think of inflation as yesterday’s problem. Present unsustainable levels of public debt could end up leading to high inflation – especially in the Eurozone.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115802.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115802.html Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Work of controversial Victorian East End novelist Arthur Morrison to be explored at conference A conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the controversial Victorian author Arthur Morrison is being held at Queen Mary University of London on 2 November 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115803.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115803.html Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Law academic awarded prestigious fellowship Queen Mary law academic, Dr Maksymilian Del Mar has been awarded a prestigious legal fellowship.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115804.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115804.html Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM professor recognised with double award success Maria Delgado, a Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, has been recognised with not one but two prestigious international awards.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115662.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115662.html Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets A panel of distinguished practitioners, including Robert Greer who founded the first investable commodity index and Robert Engle, a leading US finance expert and the joint winner of the 2003 Nobel Laureate prize in Economics, will be guest speakers at the UK’s most prominent commodity market conference to be held next month.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115663.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115663.html Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Groundbreaking conference on British TV and film stardom to be held at Queen Mary British stardom is on the ascendency with many actors gaining critical acclaim starring in hit US television series and Hollywood blockbusters.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115674.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115674.html Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary historian teams up with BBC to uncover London’s war stories A Queen Mary University of London historian is among a group of UK researchers chosen to join a BBC project telling the forgotten personal stories of the First World War.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/113390.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/113390.html Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM alumnus and entrepreneur pilots new tagging marketing business on campus A Queen Mary University of London alumnus has received funding for his fledgling tagging marketing business venture in a new government-backed scheme chaired by the former Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115133.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115133.html Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Law professor turns to theatre to highlight the human rights abuses committed by global businesses A series of thought-provoking plays, aimed at raising the awareness of the controversial issue of human abuses carried out by international businesses working in developing countries, will be premiered across the UK.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115177.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/115177.html Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
What was the point of the party conferences? Tim Bale, a professor in politics, ponders whether party conferences are still relevant today.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116841.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/116841.html Wed, 2 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Research into 'Aviation English' to identify miscommunication issues Language communication problems in the aviation industry are to be studied by linguists at Queen Mary University of London in a project initiated and led by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112818.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112818.html Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New exhibition explores how we connect with our home’s history A new exhibition developed by the Geffrye Museum in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London researchers, explores the hidden histories of home, and how people imagine and engage with the lives of those who lived in their homes before them.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/114502.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/114502.html Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Tea dance for all ages Get your dancing shoes and step back in time to the sounds of the roaring '20s, '30s and '40s at a tea dance at the People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/113117.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/113117.html Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New First World War TV sitcom gets expert commentary from QM historian A historian at Queen Mary University of London has provided expert commentary on a DVD to accompanying a new TV comedy set during World War One.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112707.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112707.html Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Tate launch event for book celebrating extreme performance artist The first book on controversial performance artist Ron Athey, penned by a drama lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, will launch at the Tate Modern in September.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112061.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/112061.html Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Poll of Conservative Party members suggests Boris is the clear favourite to succeed Cameron A new poll of grassroots Tories has revealed that if David Cameron loses the 2015 election, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has a clear head start in the race to replace him.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/111214.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/111214.html Mon, 5 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Historian appointed Fellow of the British Academy Professor Gareth Stedman Jones of the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London, has been elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104845.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104845.html Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Present day Cockney speakers more likely to live in Essex than the East End of London The term Cockney is now irrelevant to many people who live in the innermost suburbs of the east end of London, according to a linguistic expert.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104750.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104750.html Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Mastermind of Cultural Olympiad awarded honorary fellowship by QM Ruth Mackenzie CBE, mastermind of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, has received an honorary fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104115.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/104115.html Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
International scholar appointed as director of Global Shakespeare An internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar has been appointed as Academic Director of a new research collaboration dedicated to the playwright’s world-wide impact.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103950.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103950.html Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Exploring psalm culture from medieval chants to gangster rap From monks to prisoners, exiles to slaves, medieval chants and gangster rap - the Old Testament Book of  Psalms has offered comfort and inspiration to writers and musicians around the world, through the centuries and across religious divides.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103468.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103468.html Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Is spying on other European states illegal? Information and communications law expert, Professor Ian Walden of Queen Mary, University of London was interviewed by Social Europe Journal about the legal issues surrounding the recent alleged spying activities of the NSA and GCHQ. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103356.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103356.html Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academic named Chief Scientist for Genomics England Professor Mark Caulfield, Director of the William Harvey Research Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, has been named as the Chief Scientist of Genomics England – the company launched by the government today to drive forward the introduction of high-tech DNA mapping.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103244.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103244.html Fri, 5 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Policy making in and out of power: a dozen lessons A blog post by Professor Tim Bale: At an event last week co-organised by the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and kindly hosted by Jon Cruddas MP, who is in charge of Labour’s Policy Review, an audience gathered in the House of Commons to hear from three experienced policy people from across the party spectrum: James O’Shaughnessy (Director of the Conservative Research Department, 2007-10 and Director of Policy to the Prime Minister, 2010-2011), Polly Mackenzie (Senior Strategy Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister since 2010 before which she was in charge of policy for the Lib Dems), and Nick Pearce (currently Director of the IPPR, formerly Head of the Number Ten Policy Unit, 2008-10). ]]> http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103081.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/103081.html Tue, 2 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT Pioneering international collaboration in performing arts Thirty dancers, choreographers and performance academics from China, Taiwan and the UK will join creative forces in London next month to produce nine new experimental dances.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102742.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102742.html Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM academics take part in UK's largest festival dedicated to history Two Queen Mary, University of London academics are involved in one of the UK’s largest festivals dedicated to history this week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102750.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102750.html Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Identity Politics in Your Wallet The Bank of England has come under storm for featuring too few women on its banknotes. Why not abandon the Great Britons approach altogether, argues Dr Helen McCarthy, lecturer in history.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102657.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102657.html Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
A tale of two languages Language undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London, have been given the rare opportunity of getting their creative writing published in both English and Spanish.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102498.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/102498.html Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks at Citizens UK Summit held at Queen Mary The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby was the keynote speaker at a unique summit of over 100 national leaders from Britain’s civil society institutions hosted by Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 19 June 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101140.html Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Child-led research reveals how children manage their anxiety going to the dentist A unique child-led study by Queen Mary, University of London has challenged the common perception that children fear a trip to the dentist. The research shows that even the most anxious child can cope well with their feelings if they are treated with honesty.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101288.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101288.html Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Peace Process project unveils new film The experiences of former schoolteachers and students who lived through the worst years of the Northern Ireland conflict are explored in a short film created as part of a unique project on the peace process.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101339.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/101339.html Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM map historian unveils unique 3-D Mappa Mundi at Hay Festival Using cutting edge 3D digital scanning technology - the 700-year-old Mappa Mundi - the world’s largest surviving medieval map will be brought to life by a historian from Queen Mary, University of London at the Hay Festival on Saturday, 1 June 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100326.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100326.html Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
London life for Latin Americans explored in play An award-winning play about the Latin American migrant community, which was inspired by research from an academic at Queen Mary, University of London, is currently being premiered in London at the Southwark Playhouse.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100163.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100163.html Fri, 24 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Number 10 'Men of Secrets: Cabinet Secretaries' unveiled in series of films produced by Queen Mary Cabinet Secretaries who served from the time of Thatcher to Cameron will be giving a unique insight into their time in office in a series of films produced by Queen Mary, University of London in partnership with Number 10.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100108.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100108.html Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary becomes CISI Centre of Excellence The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, University of London has signed an agreement with the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK recognising the university as a centre of excellence in the field of Financial Services.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100001.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/100001.html Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Jules Evans wins BBC broadcasting competition Philosopher Jules Evans from Queen Mary, University of London is among 10 UK academics to win the title of BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2013 and turn their groundbreaking ideas into top broadcasting.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/99664.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/99664.html Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today How the British Left deals with Jewish and Muslim difference is the latest subject up for debate in a lecture by Dr Brian Klug of the University of Oxford.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/99041.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/99041.html Tue, 7 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Cutting edge wildlife and nature film festival hosted by Queen Mary A rare collection of 48 natural history films spanning over 100 years of cinema will be shown at the first Screening Nature Film Festival hosted by Queen Mary, University of London and the Whitechapel Gallery from 18-19 May 2013. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98943.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98943.html Fri, 3 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Bari speaks at world's largest philosophy festival A Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary, University of London is taking part in the world's largest philosophy festival later this month.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98828.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98828.html Thu, 2 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
BBC Two recreates Pride and Prejudice ball with the help of Queen Mary historian Amanda Vickery It’s been 200 years since Jane Austen's most famous novel Pride and Prejudice was published – it has since gone on to charm generations of readers through several TV and film adaptations.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98833.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/98833.html Thu, 2 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Maria gets excited about film director Pedro Almodóvar new movie Maria Delgado, Drama Professor at Queen Mary University of London, has reviewed the new Pedro Almodóvar comedy film I’m So Excited’ for the Sight & Sound magazine (May 2013).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/97510.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/97510.html Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Jerry Brotton explores Northern Ireland’s history in BBC’s Mapping Ulster On Monday April 29 Queen Mary, University of London’s Professor Jerry Brotton will be presenting a television documentary on BBC Northern Ireland called ‘Mapping Ulster’.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96998.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96998.html Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Survey reveals businesses increasingly seek out specialist legal advisors to tackle a rise in international disputes An increase in international disputes means the number of businesses hiring in-house specialist arbitration lawyers is set to rise according to a new report by Queen Mary, University of London and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96875.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96875.html Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
One Nation Debate A conference on 18 April hosted by Queen Mary, University of London brought together senior politicians, academics and political thinkers, including Ed Miliband’s manifesto chief Jon Cruddas and Labour peers Maurice Glasman and Stewart Wood, to debate “The Politics of One Nation Labour”.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96883.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96883.html Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New LLM programme in Energy and Natural Resources Law launched at QM Energy and Natural Resources is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and as it continues to grow so too does the need for qualified lawyers in the UK and abroad to work in the area.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96850.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96850.html Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Labour election manifesto chief to debate at QM One Nation Conference Election manifesto chief Jon Cruddas MP, will be debating Ed Miliband’s One Nation initiative at a conference hosted by Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96161.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/96161.html Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Argentine Film Festival supported by QM’s Maria Delgado Film critic, author and QM Professor of Theatre and Screen, Maria Delgado is one of the leading players promoting the work or some of Argentina’s most exciting new directors and musicians at the 2nd Argentine Film Festival London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/95868.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/95868.html Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Tim Bale Professor of Politics reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher Noting her extraordinary impact and disputed legacy, Professor Tim Bale  reflects on the positives and negatives of Margaret Thatcher’s career following her death on 8th April.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/95201.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/95201.html Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM economics and finance programmes given industry accreditation Three economics and finance programmes at Queen Mary, University of London have been given industry accreditation by the UK’s leading association for investment professionals.  

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94329.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94329.html Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Slumdogs and Millionaires: geography Mumbai field-trip Twenty-six final year geography undergraduates at Queen Mary, University of London headed to Mumbai to explore the geographical diversity of people’s lives in 21st century India.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94383.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94383.html Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
MP campaigning for pay-day loan regulations joins student debate on debt crisis One of Labour’s rising stars, Stella Creasy MP recently joined Geography students from Queen Mary, University of London to debate the UK’s current credit and debt crisis.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94215.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/94215.html Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:00:00 GMT
QM Legal Advice centre is runner-up at Pro Bono Awards A legal advice centre at Queen Mary, University of London, was a double runner-up in two categories at the annual Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92908.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92908.html Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Poverty czar Frank Field MP gives lecture on welfare reforms ‘Poverty czar’ and Labour politician, the Rt Hon Frank Field MP, will argue that austerity offers unprecedented opportunities to change the welfare system, at the Beveridge Lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on 27 March, 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/93263.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/93263.html Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
What's in a name? Pope Francis, God’s Bricklayer Comment piece by Professor Wayne Parsons on the new Pope's choice of name.

As I heard the name of Francis announced last Wednesday night I felt, like many Catholics, I am sure, elated and deeply moved by the choice of the name of one of our most beloved saints, St. Francis of Assisi. The image that came into my mind was the famous picture by Giotto of St. Francis being told by Christ in the church of San Damiano to ‘repair my Church because it is falling into ruin’. Francis (the first) has, like his namesake, now taken on the job of ‘God’s bricklayer’.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92902.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92902.html Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary and RSC join forces to run Shakespeare masterclasses in Brazil A series of masterclasses, co-run by Queen Mary, University of London and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as part of a joint educational and artistic exchange between Brazil and the UK to celebrate the legacy of the iconic playwright, have been held in the city of Salvador.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92946.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92946.html Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
For one night only, The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolls into Queen Mary The Carnival of Lost Emotions rolled in to Barts Pathology Museum – part of Queen Mary, University of London – on Wednesday 13 March for a time-travelling journey through the dark world of long-forgotten and obsolete human feelings.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92819.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92819.html Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Top thinktank report praises Mile End Group as the ‘way forward’ for universities With its unprecedented access to top mandarins, industry leaders and politicians, and sustained business sponsorship, the Mile End Group - Queen Mary, University of London’s forum for political debate - has been held up by a leading policy thinktank as an example of a future model for UK universities.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92820.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92820.html Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
New research centre set up to support multilingual communities in the Capital Speaking multiple languages looks great on your CV, but researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have found that immigrant families in the capital struggle to retain their minority languages, partly as a result of negative perceptions of raising children to speak anything other than English.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92717.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92717.html Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez - Comment Earlier this week the iconic Venezuela leader President Hugo Chavez died aged 58, after 14 years in power. Professor James Dunkerley, an expert in Latin American politics and modern history, discusses the man, his career and how he may be remembered.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92546.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92546.html Fri, 8 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Cyber expert argues blocking not the answer to Internet safety and piracy COMMENT BY JULIE HÖRNLE

Last week (1 March 2013) it was reported that Internet piracy had been handed a blow after three file sharing sites were facing the chop under a quick fire order from the High Court.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92231.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92231.html Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
‘The Chirugeon’s Apprentice’ launches public campaign for history of medicine film A researcher at Queen Mary, University of London wants to produce a documentary chronicling the gruesome horrors of pre-anaesthetic surgery and the history of anatomical collections, and is crowd-sourcing to raise funding for it.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92248.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92248.html Tue, 5 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Barmy behaviour leads to a happy life according to a new book on the work of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott Obsessively playing Angry Birds on your phone or watching cult films on loop is 'barmy' behaviour that can actually lead to a happy life according to British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott whose work is the subject of a new book edited by a film studies expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92051.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92051.html Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Internationally renowned author and filmmaker Tariq Ali speaks at QM Tariq Ali, the internationally renowned author, filmmaker and cultural commentator will be providing a thought-provoking reappraisal of Islamic history in Europe at a public lecture at Queen Mary on 6 March.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92090.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/92090.html Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Double success as law professors appointed as honorary QCs Professor Geraldine Van Bueren and Professor David Ormerod were among eight legal professionals to be appointed to the role of honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) in recognition of their contribution to the law outside of the courtroom.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/91692.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/91692.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Leading light in construction of post-Apartheid South Africa launches Human Rights Collegium at QM Justice "Albie" Sachs, who was appointed judge to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela, will speak about his career as a human rights activist when he delivers the inaugural lecture of the UK's first Human Rights Collegium led by Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/91741.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/91741.html Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
T S Eliot letter hidden for 40 years re-discovered in Queen Mary archives A typed letter from the American poet T S Eliot has been uncovered in the archives at Queen Mary, University of London, after being hidden away for 40 years.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90699.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90699.html Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
National Award for Former History Student A former history student at Queen Mary, University of London has won a national award for his dissertation, exploring the nineteenth-century immigration of Norwegians to the USA.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90639.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90639.html Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
LLM in Paris wins Franco-British Prize A new LLM programme recently launched in Paris by Queen Mary, University of London, has been awarded the 2013 Franco-British Lawyers' Society (FBLS) Prize.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90604.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90604.html Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Want to be the next UN Secretary General or CIA Director; then get an MPA Did you know that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, former CIA Director David Petraeu, and the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong all have one thing in common?  They are graduates of Masters’ programmes in Public Administration (MPA).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90520.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90520.html Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Boucek's new book explores political in-fighting of Western Governments Italy's Democratic party, front runners in this month's general election, has drawn criticism for political in-fighting, however such internal division (factionalism) is an issue that plagues all democratic governments, suggests an expert on European politics at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90299.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90299.html Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary introduces new LLM in International Shipping Law Queen Mary, University of London has become the first College within the University of London to offer a Masters of Law specialism in International Shipping Law.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90070.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90070.html Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary debate asks ‘Can we be good Europeans but still want to leave the EU?’ One of the country’s leading Eurosceptics and the UK’s foremost expert on its relationship with the EU will come together to ask whether you can be a good European, but still want to leave the EU, in a public debate at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 7 February.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90073.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/90073.html Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Thomas Dixon explores history of weeping on BBC Radio 3 Dr Thomas Dixon, explored the cultural history of weeping in a ‘Sunday Feature’ on BBC Radio 3 at 7.45pm on Sunday 27 January 2013.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89906.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89906.html Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda helps to re-create the world of Pride and Prejudice for BBC Two documentary Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History, will co-front a BBC Two programme which recreates an entire Regency ball in honour of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s popular novel Pride and Prejudice.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89907.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89907.html Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Unseen Soviet Holocaust Film Footage Uncovered To coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January a new book has been published which uncovers previously neglected Soviet films that show the earliest ever cinematic records of the holocaust.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89773.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89773.html Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Professor speaks at World Economic Forum Professor of Drama and Performance, Paul Heritage has addressed two sessions at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89720.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89720.html Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s Bill Schwarz wins Book of the Year at Longman/History Today Awards English professor Bill Schwarz, of Queen Mary, University of London, beat nine other shortlisted authors to scoop Book of the Year at the Longman/History Today Awards for his study of colonial society as the age of the British Empire drew to a close.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89178.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/89178.html Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Heinze launches new book on the concept of injustice 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88536.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88536.html Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Maria interviews Oscar winning Spanish film director 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88244.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88244.html Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
The Origins of Treasury Control lecture by Visiting Professor Sir Nicholas Macpherson 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88245.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/88245.html Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Gavin Sutter's verdict on the Leveson Report 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87843.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87843.html Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academics attend Lenin plaque unveiling 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87625.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87625.html Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academic launches ‘Babble Machine’ sound installation at Science Museum 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87427.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87427.html Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Leading journalists appointed as visiting professors Queen Mary, University of London, is pleased to announce the appointment of respected journalists John Rentoul and William Keegan as Visiting Professors.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87135.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87135.html Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Novel look at Einstein's theory of relativity in 1920s Britain 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87201.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87201.html Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Françoise Boucek comment piece on the French UMP’s disputed leadership election. 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87081.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/87081.html Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Virtual trading floor and top City partnerships give Queen Mary Economics students a head start 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86652.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86652.html Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM students host publishing event for insight into the industry 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86531.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86531.html Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Tihanov is new elected member of the Academy of Europe 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86158.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86158.html Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Emmanuelle star Kristel: immortalised in French cinema history 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86205.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/86205.html Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM study highlights potential costs of dramatic increase in the number of London’s ‘poverty jobs’ 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85750.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85750.html Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM celebrates launch of Jewish history archive 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85603.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85603.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
“Treasure trove” of film records unlocks history of British Cinema 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85611.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85611.html Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Global survey opens up closed doors of international arbitration 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85068.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/85068.html Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Double-bill of vampire lectures promises a bloody good night 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84835.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84835.html Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Oral history project captures stories of conflict and peace in Irish border towns 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84665.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84665.html Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
London’s creative economy gets a boost with new entrepreneurial hub 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84426.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84426.html Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Historian uncovers rare writings by 18th century political icon 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84252.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/84252.html Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Don't miss East End’s Got Talent 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83928.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83928.html Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Trade unions still fail to lure women leaders, study finds 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83833.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83833.html Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Top Treasury civil servant appointed Visiting Professor 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83440.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83440.html Thu, 6 Sep 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Equality laws fail to protect working women from budget cuts 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83010.html Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Language barrier creates legal hurdles for Brits in Turkey 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83015.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/83015.html Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Peter Howarth awarded National Teaching Fellowship 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/81905.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/81905.html Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary student entrepreneur to supply entertainment at major business event 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/81728.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/81728.html Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:00:00 GMT
East London history revealed in new audio tour 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80482.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80482.html Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Russian culture prize awarded to Queen Mary academic 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80336.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80336.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM Head of Geography elected new Fellow of the British Academy 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80337.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80337.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Men uncovered in Amanda Vickery's new Radio Four series A historian at Queen Mary, University of London is to chart 800 years of masculinity in a new landmark series for BBC Radio Four.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80296.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80296.html Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM historians discover medieval banking records hidden under coats of arms 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80210.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/80210.html Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/79302.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/79302.html Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
America’s poorly-educated spend less time-off with family or friends, study finds 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78948.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78948.html Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary launches new Masters of Law (LLM) in Paris 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78991.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78991.html Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Major grant to create UK cultural festival of young people's ideas 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78522.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78522.html Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary events at East End Film Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78386.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78386.html Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Deutsche Sprachpreis 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78319.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78319.html Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Britain goes bananas for Brazilian artists during London 2012 Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78381.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/78381.html Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Official launch of Alastair Campbell’s new diary held at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77299.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77299.html Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
African Spring debate at Africa Centre London 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77287.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77287.html Fri, 8 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Velela! International arts festival Pops Up at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77080.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77080.html Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Peers Gather at House of Lords to Recollect the Peace Process for Legal History Project 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77056.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/77056.html Thu, 31 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Mile End Group funding passes half-a-million 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/76918.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/76918.html Wed, 30 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Days of 'one-size-fits-all' cloud contracts are numbered, report finds Combined legal and market factors may force online companies to offer more flexible contract terms, suggests new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/76575.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/76575.html Wed, 23 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Legislation to ban burqa is liberal overkill, researchers claim 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/74024.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/74024.html Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Mayoral election app finds London’s Tory voters are social liberals 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/73198.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/73198.html Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Delivering skills to capture local voices of the Irish Peace Process 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72732.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72732.html Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM first UK university to offer degree in Insurance Law 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72191.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72191.html Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
What role is there for women in New Localism? ‘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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72151.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72151.html Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Law students submit evidence on House of Lords reform to Parliamentary Committee 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72120.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72120.html Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
All-white juries in parts of the US convict black defendants more, study finds 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72078.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/72078.html Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Online app maps voters’ political positions in mayoral elections 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71684.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71684.html Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Wired editor and Tech City ambassador Ben Hammersley comes to Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71721.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71721.html Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Darling predicts new crisis in Eurozone during Queen Mary class 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71152.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71152.html Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Olympic projects celebrated at Podium Awards 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71027.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/71027.html Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
QM Geographers join regeneration debate with North East MP 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/70497.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/70497.html Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Principal meets with Brazilian VIPs during UK culture visit 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/69647.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/69647.html Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Review: Students launch creative writing journal 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/69814.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/69814.html Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New survey launched to explore current and best practice in arbitration process 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65806.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65806.html Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Leverhulme event series to celebrate stage adaptation with stars of modern theatre 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65618.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65618.html Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Royal visit for official opening of new humanities building http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65521.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65521.html Fri, 9 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT Launch of new Masters scholarships for students in humanities and socials sciences 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65351.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/65351.html Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academics appointed Masters of the Bench by Middle Temple 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/64047.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/64047.html Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary announces plans for visionary new Graduate Centre 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/64074.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/64074.html Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Judges, politics and the state: Sir Ross Cranston to speak at QM 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63580.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63580.html Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Schama headlines season celebrating new home for History at Queen Mary 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. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63493.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63493.html Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Students re-write history on the Number 10 website 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63287.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63287.html Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Proposed EU Data Protection laws unlikely to promote cloud computing, warns Professor Millard 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63123.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/63123.html Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s researcher development programme scoops EU Commission award 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62856.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62856.html Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
City bonuses are matter of bad business practice, says Professor Harney 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:

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62808.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62808.html Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Project to reveal hidden pioneers of modern medicine 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62665.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62665.html Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
The Crusades, Dr Thomas Asbridge's landmark series, to air on BBC2 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62010.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/62010.html Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary to host East End migration research night 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61648.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61648.html Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
Major grants from Leverhulme Trust for Queen Mary Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Leverhulme Trust in its latest round of Major Research Fellowships.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61585.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61585.html Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
New contemporary history Masters covers Blair-Brown years A unique undergraduate course dissecting the Blair years of British politics is evolving into a Masters module spanning the entire New Labour era at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61360.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61360.html Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Graduate training scheme takes film students the extra Mile An in-house film production unit at Queen Mary, University of London has set up the first scheme of its kind in the UK to help students and graduates break into the notoriously tough UK film business.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61093.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61093.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Literature expert charts history of the talking book An expert on nineteenth-century literature at Queen Mary, University of London has been made a Visiting Scholar by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61140.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/61140.html Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Honorary degree for literary theorist Julia Kristeva Queen Mary awarded an honorary degree to leading feminist writer and renowned psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva at the Winter Degree Ceremony in December. A full transcript of her accompanying lecture is available below.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/60833.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/60833.html Fri, 9 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Public love of Jane Austen was a slow-burner, new BBC documentary reveals A new BBC documentary, marking the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility, will be presented by a historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/60407.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/60407.html Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Data protection law creates cloud of uncertainty for cloud computing Current European data protection laws could leave Flickr, Google and Amazon and other online businesses exposed to legal action, warn law experts at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59481.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59481.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
History of man jewellery revealed in gem of an exhibition A student at Queen Mary, University of London, has curated a British Museum exhibit of contemporary jewellery inspired by men’s fashions from both the Renaissance era and today.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59487.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59487.html Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre is 'Rolls Royce' operation, says Attorney General The Attorney General was guest speaker at the fifth birthday celebrations of the Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 10 November 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59196.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59196.html Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Legendary rock music guru talks IP to Queen Mary law students Renowned music manager Peter Jenner took centre stage to lecture on artists’ rights at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), at Queen Mary, University of London, this week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59054.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59054.html Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
In wake of Eurozone crisis, second UK recession 'highly probable', warns Queen Mary economist Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London comments on how the current Eurozone crisis will impact on the UK economy.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59089.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/59089.html Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New hub for German-Jewish history and culture at Queen Mary Research into German-Jewish history and culture is expanding at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58867.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58867.html Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Honour for champion of legal rights The founder of a free legal advice service at Queen Mary, University of London has been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade, acknowledging a lifetime of achievements, at the Times Higher Education Awards 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58756.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58756.html Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Human Rights charity comes to Queen Mary A leading human rights charity has joined the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London in a new partnership that will hone the skills of students wishing to specialise in human rights law and practice.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58770.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58770.html Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda Vickery gives first annual lecture for Centre for Studies of Home There’s no place like home, particularly when it comes to cutting-edge research, as Queen Mary, University of London is proving with a new centre dedicated to its study, partnered by the Geffrye Museum in east London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58798.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/58798.html Mon, 7 Nov 2011 12:00:00 GMT
'Who Tells the Truth about Crime and Punishment - the Politician, the Artist, the Prisoner or the Press?' Queen Mary, University of London is helping to organise a live, multi-media debate on crime and social justice as part of the Southbank Centre’s new exhibition of art, film and writing by prisoners.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/57496.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/57496.html Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary leads on £4m boost to London’s creative economy Queen Mary, University of London is leading on a multi-million pound project, combining academic knowledge and entrepreneurial skill to benefit the UK’s creative sector, it was announced today.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/54259.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/54259.html Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:00:00 GMT
International Press Award for promotion of Brazilian culture in Britain A noted Brazilian academic in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London has won an international media award for the promotion of Brazilian Culture in the UK.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/52195.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/52195.html Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Top civil servant Sir Gus O’Donnell speaks at Queen Mary Head of the civil service, Sir Gus O'Donnell and former senior mandarin, Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, will give the last Mile End Group seminar of the season at Queen Mary, University of London, on 21 July.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/52082.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/52082.html Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Women and the Olympics 2012 The London Olympics and whether the site design and facilities have taken women into account will be the key theme of an upcoming conference on gender issues and the 2012 Games at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50877.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50877.html Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary has double success in BBC academic talent contest Queen Mary, University of London has secured two of the 10 winners of a national talent competition to find young academic broadcasters, run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50724.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50724.html Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
€1.1m project to uncover unheard voices of the Peace Process The First and deputy First Ministers, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, launched an extensive directory of interviews relating to the Peace Process at Stormont on Tuesday 14 June.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50365.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/50365.html Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT
New guided walks put Deptford on the map http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/49666.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/49666.html Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:00:00 GMT Tony Blair gives final Blair Government course seminar Tony Blair hosted history students from Queen Mary, University of London, for over an hour on Friday 20 May, in the final 'Blair Government' course seminar.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48868.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48868.html Sun, 22 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
High levels of exploitation among London’s Latin American population London’s Latin American workers are being illegally paid below the minimum wage at a rate 10 times higher than the UK average, suggests a new report produced by Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48660.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48660.html Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Legal Advice Centre shortlisted for three major awards A student-led legal service at Queen Mary, University of London that provides free assistance to members of the public has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48820.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/48820.html Thu, 19 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary captures Olympic spirit on High Street 2012 Queen Mary, University of London has successfully secured two funding awards to enhance and celebrate east London life in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47632.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47632.html Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
BBC’s Jeremy Bowen delivers flagship lecture on Modern Middle East Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor - and the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi since the start of the Libyan uprising - is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on 4 May.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47489.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47489.html Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Olympic study of East End regeneration A team of public health specialists at Queen Mary, University of London is embarking on a major five-year study, investigating Olympic-led health and social regeneration in east London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47034.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/47034.html Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Lord Mandelson joins Lord Hennessy to unveil Clement Attlee statue A champion of the East End and a great reformer for social justice, former Prime Minister Clement Attlee, was honoured with a statue unveiling at Queen Mary, University of London on April 4, 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46923.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46923.html Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Lottery boost to get more London students playing sport University students in London are being urged to give sport another go after the Queen Mary Students’ Union secured £216,548 in National Lottery funding from Sport England.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46772.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46772.html Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Economics expert gives verdict on Budget 2011 "A few green shoots, but it will continue to be a long hard winter for the British economy," notes Rachel Male, Lecturer, of the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London in her verdict on the Budget 2011. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46485.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/46485.html Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Julia Hörnle joins Authority for Television On-Demand An internet regulation scholar at Queen Mary, University of London has been appointed to the Board of the Authority for Television On-Demand (ATVOD), the new UK body co-regulating video on-demand - online programming.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45932.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45932.html Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Lord Mandelson to unveil Clement Attlee statue Lord Mandelson is to unveil a statue of former Prime Minister Clement Attlee in its new location at Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 4 April 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45936.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45936.html Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Newsnight’s Economics editor presents at business school ethics conference BBC Newsnight’s Economics Editor, Paul Mason is headlining at the annual European Business Ethics Network conference at Queen Mary, University of London in April 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45899.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/45899.html Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda Vickery history series nominated for prestigious TV award At Home with the Georgians, the major BBC2 series presented by historian and Queen Mary academic Amanda Vickery, is up for best history programme in the Royal Television Society Award 2011.   

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44947.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44947.html Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Are the media free in Russia today? As Russia becomes ever more synonymous with the intimidation of journalists, Queen Mary, University of London and the EU-Russia Centre are holding a joint debate on the extent to which the country’s press freedom can survive.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44702.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44702.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
Rabinder Singh QC on Law and Society Rabinder Singh QC will deliver the annual LexisNexis Butterworths Lecture on Law and Society at Queen Mary, University of London on 16 March 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44705.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/44705.html Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:00:00 GMT
PhD students at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths to benefit from Doctoral Training Centre Academics and students at Queen Mary and Goldsmiths, both University of London colleges, are celebrating after being awarded Doctoral Training Centre status.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/42447.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/42447.html Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
What happens to equality and diversity in the face of adversity? Latest research suggesting that women, ethnic minority groups and disabled people are being hardest hit in the recession was under discussion at a major equality summit held at Queen Mary, University of London last week.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/41398.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/41398.html Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Earliest Holocaust films discovered in Russian Archive A Russian cinema expert at Queen Mary, University of London has rediscovered a collection of WWII films, documenting Nazi atrocities towards Soviet Jews, hidden for more than 60 years in Russia’s State Archives.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40511.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40511.html Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda Vickery goes behind closed doors with the Georgians Amanda Vickery, newly appointed Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London is presenting a flagship three-part series for BBC 2, exploring domestic life in Georgian England.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40496.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40496.html Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
The good, the bad and the ugly terms of Cloud Computing A survey of 31 Cloud computing contracts from 27 different providers has found that many include clauses that could have a significant impact, often negative, on the rights and interests of customers.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40121.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40121.html Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Amanda Vickery finds a new academic home at Queen Mary Historian, writer and broadcaster Amanda Vickery arrives at Queen Mary, University of London on 1 January 2011, following her appointment as Professor of Early Modern History.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40020.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/40020.html Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Major research project into Peace Process launched A major new project dealing with conflict and the peace process was launched last Friday at a packed event in Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39959.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39959.html Wed, 17 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Danger posed by the Real IRA and Continuity IRA at greatest level in over a decade The danger posed by groups such as the Real IRA and Continuity IRA is now at its greatest level in over a decade, and is likely to increase. 

A new report commissioned by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence’s (ICSR) at King’s College London, written by Dr Martyn Frampton, Queen Mary, University of London, is the most authoritative attempt to date to address the recent resurgence of violent republicanism.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39683.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39683.html Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Business School gives back to 'Big Society' The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London is the first in the UK to set up a free consultancy service to help not-for-profit-organisations (NGOs) become more business savvy - particularly vital as government funding cuts bite.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39541.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/39541.html Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Economist Kate Barker CBE on UK Monetary Policy reform Whether or not the UK’s monetary policy framework needs reform to prevent future economic turmoil was discussed by Kate Barker CBE, former member of the Monetary Policy Committee last night (Monday 18 October 2010).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38701.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38701.html Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies celebrates its 30th anniversary Lord Hoffman, Sir Roy Goode and Nicholas Green QC, the chairman of the Bar, are among the top legal minds speaking at a conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38613.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38613.html Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Hennessy joins the House of Lords Professor Peter Hennessy, a leading authority on contemporary British history at Queen Mary, University of London, has been elevated to the House of Lords.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38035.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38035.html Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Global Survey Reveals Corporate Choices in International Arbitration This week sees the results of a major survey on international arbitration by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London, sponsored by global law firm White & Case LLP.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38048.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38048.html Wed, 6 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
American Civil War hits streets of London Fresh research revealing the critical role Britain played in the American Civil War has spawned a series of walking tours, taking in historic sites around the UK capital connected to the famous nineteenth-century conflict.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38007.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/38007.html Tue, 5 Oct 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Turning Queen Mary Inside Out Leading academics at Queen Mary, University of London will feature prominently in the forthcoming Inside Out Festival, taking place from 25 to 31 October 2010. Now in it's second year, the Festival showcases the fascinating contribution made by nine London universities to the arts and cultural scene in the capital. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37806.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37806.html Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Renowned medical historian joins Queen Mary Professor Tilli Tansey is to join the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London in October 2010, initially funded by a Fellowship  from  the Wellcome Trust. An expert in modern medical history, she brings a wealth of experience from her previous professorial post at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37291.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37291.html Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Department of Economics becomes the School of Economics and Finance The Department of Economics at Queen Mary, University of London recently became the School of Economics and Finance, at the same time unveiling its five-year expansion programme, and a portfolio of new financial courses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37174.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/37174.html Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Facebook mentor scheme for year abroad students For those undergraduates embarking on a year abroad as part of their degree, it is money management, worries about whether their language skills are up to scratch and loneliness that top the list of concerns, according to research by the Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/36596.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/36596.html Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Festival reveals why Shakespeare is German Queen Mary, University of London is collaborating with the Globe Theatre and the Goethe-Institut London on an autumn season of events celebrating Germany’s great love of Shakespeare, beginning on 7 October 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/36468.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/36468.html Tue, 7 Sep 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary sees rise in student satisfaction According to the 2010 National Student Survey, the overall satisfaction rate among students at Queen Mary, University of London rose from 85 per cent to 86 per cent, four per cent higher than the national average.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/35519.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/35519.html Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Evelyn Welch becomes a dedicated follower of fashion A major new project exploring the changing fashion trends in Europe from the Renaissance to the late 18th century has been given the go-ahead after Queen Mary, University of London, secured a grant of nearly €1m from Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/32817.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/32817.html Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
The first arrivals – ancient Britons were the earliest North Europeans Delving deep into our past, archaeologists and palaeontologists unearth the earliest evidence of human occupation in Britain.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/31479.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/31479.html Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Individual budgets offer new choices but debate urgently needed says report New moves towards transferring the purchasing power of the public sector towards individual users of public services are radical and empowering. However a debate is urgently needed on the way these reforms are to be implemented, according to a major new report.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30759.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30759.html Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Politics professor awarded OBE in Queens Birthday Honours A professor of politics at Queen Mary, University of London received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010, last Saturday (12 June).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30706.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30706.html Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Linguistics at Queen Mary is ranked third best in UK Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London has been ranked best in London and third nationwide, just behind Cambridge and Oxford, in The Times’ Good University Guide 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30691.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30691.html Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Robust consumer protection laws needed to close internet loopholes Governments the world over must do more to safeguard internet shoppers from ‘rogue’ traders and their online scams, a new study from Queen Mary, University of London suggests.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30639.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30639.html Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Five new awards give doctoral students first-hand work experience Queen Mary, University of London has been awarded four Collaborative Doctoral Awards (also known as CASE awards) by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  These awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and partnerships between Higher Education Institution (HEI) departments and non-academic organisations and businesses.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30005.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30005.html Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Two prestigious Leverhulme Artists in Residences awarded to Queen Mary Of only 11 Leverhulme Artists in Residences Awards awarded this year, Queen Mary, University of London has won two, making possible the residency of the world renowned Ron Athey and Rachel Oxley at the College. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30009.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/30009.html Fri, 4 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary launches first specialist factual documentary MA module in UK university The Film Studies Department at Queen Mary, University of London has joined forces with production company Mandrake Films to launch the first specialist factual documentary course in a UK university.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29943.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29943.html Thu, 3 Jun 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Department of Politics scoop Leverhulme Research Fellowships The Department of Politics has secured two prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowships. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29692.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29692.html Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Truth and the historian Leading intellectual historian Professor Quentin Skinner is to give his inaugural lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 2 June 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29697.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29697.html Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Linguistics at Queen Mary ranked fifth among UK universities Queen Mary, University of London is one of the top five places in the UK to study linguistics, according to The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2011.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29607.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29607.html Tue, 25 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
International arbitration survey gathers pace A major survey on international arbitration by the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University London, sponsored by global law firm White & Case, is canvassing the views of in-house counsel in key markets worldwide.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29561.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29561.html Fri, 21 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Charity workers want pensions to be more engaged with ethical investment Research by Queen Mary, University of London reveals that nearly three quarters of charity workers believe investment in companies that operate responsibly is one of the most important pension attributes.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29530.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29530.html Thu, 20 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Healthcare in the ‘Big Society’ Politicians who advocate patients taking greater control of their own healthcare fail to understand what really motivates people, says a bio-ethics expert at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29286.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29286.html Fri, 14 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Is Britain becoming another European consensus democracy? As Britain’s first peace-time coalition government in 70 years begins its work today (12 May) questions are being raised about the changing nature of British politics. Is the May 2010 Westminster election a realigning election that will change the shape of British government and the nature of Britain’s democracy forever?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29221.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29221.html Wed, 12 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Intellectual Property Institute joins Queen Mary http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29152.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29152.html Mon, 10 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT Party politics expert reacts to news of a hung parliament Dr Francoise Boucek, a specialist in party politics, comments on the recent announcement that Britain will have a 'hung' parliament: 

As I write, individual political parties’ final seat shares are still unknown but one thing is clear: since no party has won a majority of seats there will be a ‘hung’ parliament at Westminster as predicted.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29115.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29115.html Fri, 7 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
A (well) hung Parliament – but where are the women? Dr Rainbow Murray, of the Department of Politics, at Queen Mary, University of London writes of her concern at the lack of female representation in the General Election:

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29121.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29121.html Fri, 7 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Jon Davis: Milliband could be new Labour leader Dr Jon Davis, leading lecturer in political history at Queen Mary, comments on the hung parliament result of the general election:

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29146.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29146.html Fri, 7 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Dr Francoise Boucek dissects Cameron's offer of electoral reform Dr Françoise Boucek, of the Department of Politics, dissects Cameron's offer of electoral reform in the event that the Liberal Democrats align with the Conservatives:

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29147.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/29147.html Fri, 7 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary historian helps to wake the dead Professor Jim Bolton, a medieval historian at Queen Mary, University of London, features in the new BBC2 television series History Cold Case, starting on Thursday 6 May.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28951.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28951.html Tue, 4 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
First rule of spin Politicians using spin, image overhauls and media manipulation to win ‘hearts and minds’ at election time is nothing new; it is a tactic that dates back to the Tudors, argues a leading historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28901.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28901.html Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Proposed class actions for financial services claims Professor Rachael Mulheron, of the School of Law, comments on the withdrawal of the proposed class actions for financial services claims:

The recent demise of the proposed collective (class) actions regime for financial services claims was an important consequence of the legislative ‘wash-up’ which followed the announcement, on 6 April, of the general election. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28387.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28387.html Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Goldman Sachs and fraud allegations Professor Stefano Harney reacts to news that Wall Street banking giant Goldman Sachs is accused of de-frauding investors:

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28388.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28388.html Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
New BBC show charts history of maps A historian at Queen Mary, University of London is to star in a brand new three-part series about extraordinary stories behind maps, starting on BBC Four this Sunday (18 April 2010).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28345.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28345.html Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Ron Athey brings his artistic body to Queen Mary Influential American performer Ron Athey is visiting Queen Mary, University of London from March until June 2010 as a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28285.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/28285.html Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary wins Attorney General Award The Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London won at the Attorney General Student Awards at the House of Lords on Tuesday 30 March.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27883.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27883.html Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Ormerod joins Law Commission A top legal academic at Queen Mary, University of London has been appointed a Law Commissioner by the Secretary of State for Justice.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27890.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27890.html Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary hosts UK film premiere of Rebuilding Hope Queen Mary screened the UK premiere of Rebuilding Hope, an award-winning documentary on post-war south Sudan, on Wednesday 31 March 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27846.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27846.html Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:00:00 GMT
School placements help to sell the language of business British businesses claim to lose billions of pounds a year because so few employees are multi-lingual. A government decision to take foreign languages off the secondary school compulsory curriculum has not helped.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27688.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27688.html Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Inequality in appointment of new Supreme Court Justice Following the appointment of Sir John Dyson to the Supreme Court, the Equal Justices Initiative (EJI) today expressed disappointment at the missed opportunity to appoint a second woman to the Court.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27647.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27647.html Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
British economy depends on immigrant labour Gordon Brown’s pledge of “British jobs for British workers” and the Tories’ plan for tougher border controls are nothing but political fantasy, according to a new book that reveals the truth about jobs and immigration in London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27146.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27146.html Wed, 17 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
New Masters gives graduates the 'Obama factor' Barack Obama’s formative experience as a community organiser in Chicago honed the leadership skills behind his successful presidential campaign.

Queen Mary, University of London will soon offer students the opportunity to gain similar experience, with the launch of a new MA in Community Organising in September 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27084.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/27084.html Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Local children learn about the value of foreign languages School children from Tower Hamlets attended a one-day event organised by Queen Mary, University of London to find out about the importance of learning foreign languages as a business skill.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26773.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26773.html Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Imran Khan at Queen Mary Pakistani politician and cricketing legend Imran Khan is to visit Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 11 March 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26774.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26774.html Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Putting the people back into the People’s Palace Artists and academics from Queen Mary, University of London are inviting local communities in East London to take part in an open discussion about the future of the historical People’s Palace.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25937.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25937.html Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Performance in East London to be celebrated in week-long festival A series of performances, discussions and events will take place at Queen Mary, University of London in March to showcase the Artists in Residence (AiR) Project.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25943.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25943.html Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
TV historian David Starkey at Queen Mary Leading Tudor historian David Starkey OBE is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Thursday 4 March 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25967.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25967.html Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
The Abuse of Rhetoric It was an abuse of rhetoric that led Britain into the Iraq War, argues a leading professor of communications at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26799.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/26799.html Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Director of Liberty to discuss faith and rights in the workplace The director of human rights group Liberty is to deliver the annual LexisNexis Butterworth Lecture on Law and Society at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 23 March 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25817.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25817.html Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Study reveals long delays in medical research are costing the UK Jobs New research from Queen Mary, University of London and Warwick Business School warns that delays and variability in the approvals process for clinical research could be causing pharmaceutical companies to look outside the UK and risks the country losing some of its most experienced researchers.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25736.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25736.html Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
New research on government strategy to tackle classroom behaviour With increasing focus on disruptive behaviour in primary schools, the UK government has placed ‘emotional literacy’ on the curriculum. 

A new research project at Queen Mary, University of London will ask whether this is an appropriate goal for policy-makers and how it might be achieved.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24601.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24601.html Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
The Queen Mary Olympics Lectures 2010 The remarkable history of the Olympics will be revealed in a new lecture series, starting at Queen Mary, University of London on 9 February 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24530.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24530.html Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Davos and the Cult of Leadership: Professor Harney comments "Davos has been the scene of a lot of misinformation and disinformation about proprietary trading.  It is not that a ban on such trading among lending banks would prevent all bank failures.  It is rather that it might help to prevent systemic failure by limiting the infection of bad bets and burst bubbles across the whole system.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24290.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24290.html Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Porn and the state: regulating internet content Child pornography, illegal file sharing and terrorism are among the issues threatening to increase ‘Big Brother-like’ scrutiny of our internet activity, says a leading expert. 

This shift towards greater state control of online content, and how it will impinge on our rights, will be discussed by Professor Ian Walden in his inaugural lecture at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 3 February 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24029.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/24029.html Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary alumnus named a Lord Justice of Appeal One of the first law graduates at Queen Mary, University of London has just been appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal by Her Majesty, the Queen.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23839.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23839.html Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary academics receive prestigious French award Two professors at Queen Mary, University of London were made Knights of the Order of Academic Palms on Monday 18 January 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23758.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23758.html Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
UK should follow Obama's plan to tax banks: Queen Mary business expert Stefano Harney comments "News that the US plans a 10-year tax on banks, raising $120 billion a year, ought to ensure that new taxation for the City of London becomes a permanent feature of the landscape here. 

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23646.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23646.html Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
David Blunkett MP visits Queen Mary Labour politician David Blunkett was welcomed to Queen Mary, University of London on Monday 11 January 2010.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23438.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/23438.html Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
How women first stirred the British love of tea Women led the tea-drinking boom when it first took hold in eighteenth-century Britain, reveals new research by a cultural historian at Queen Mary, University of London.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25177.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/25177.html Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary tax expert gives his perspective on Pre-Budget Report 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21882.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21882.html Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Ian Walden appointed to the Press Complaints Commission A media law expert at Queen Mary, University of London, has joined the Board of the Press Complaints Commission, it was announced today.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21840.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21840.html Wed, 9 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Top gong for Queen Mary law graduate who sued US clothing retailer 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21642.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21642.html Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:00:00 GMT
East Enders invited to join debate on 2012 Olympic legacy 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21369.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21369.html Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Microsoft and its exclusivity talks with News Corporation - Cyber law expert Professor Chris Reed comments 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21358.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21358.html Thu, 26 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
French Ambassador gives lecture on international relations 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21393.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/21393.html Thu, 26 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary fledgling historians at Google HQ 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20976.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20976.html Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Can one have a legal right to disobey a law? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20914.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20914.html Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Peter Riddell speaks on 'Transitions of Government' 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20652.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20652.html Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary Theatre Company holds Harold Pinter Festival 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20609.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20609.html Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
A trip on a ‘magic carpet’ lets your imagination take flight 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?

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20621.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20621.html Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
New cultural programme announced between Brazil and UK 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20539.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20539.html Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Book by World War I literature scholar wins prestigious Prize 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20496.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20496.html Fri, 6 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Stephen Fry joins Lisa Jardine to deliver HarperCollins History Lecture 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20520.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20520.html Fri, 6 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
European Integration: A ‘One Way Street’ 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20497.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20497.html Thu, 5 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Lisa Jardine academic wins world’s largest prize for non-fiction history book 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20483.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20483.html Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Robert Peston to lecture on the post-crisis UK economy Multi-award winning journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston is to speak at Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20141.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20141.html Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Lecture marks 100th anniversary of MI5 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20085.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20085.html Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
International Arbitration survey appoints researcher 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20120.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20120.html Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Harvard Shakespeare expert opens Renaissance seminar series Shakespeare supremo Stephen Greenblatt and Tudor historian David Starkey CBE are among the guest speakers secured for Queen Mary’s Renaissance Seminars 2009/10.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20097.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20097.html Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Creative debate to be held at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20013.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/20013.html Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Big grant to assess fat-fighting project 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/18861.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/18861.html Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary reaches finals of the Dragon Awards 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/18447.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/18447.html Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Celebrating anniversary in Paris with a spot of Naked Lunch 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16210.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16210.html Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
British arts beat to a Brazilian rhythm 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16217.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16217.html Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Tristram Hunt lectures on London through the ages 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16218.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16218.html Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary paper may steer government on intellectual property law A Queen Mary law expert is to write a paper that will guide government policy on intellectual property (IP) rights.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16221.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16221.html Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
What’s love got to do with it? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16222.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16222.html Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary geographer wins place on Borneo climate change summit 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16224.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16224.html Mon, 8 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Lecture argues Britain’s homeless are not hopeless 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16236.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16236.html Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Power to the people: Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on journalism, blogging and Twitter 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16282.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16282.html Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Master filmmaker and director Mike Leigh at Queen Mary 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).

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16284.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16284.html Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Performing Medicine: The Expressive Body Workshop 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16212.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/16212.html Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Medicine Under Pressure: Arts Week Highlight 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12060.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12060.html Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
The Economics of Smoking 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12061.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12061.html Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Emotions, Medicine and the Law 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12059.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12059.html Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Are British constitutional reforms trivial or transforming? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12058.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/12058.html Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Widely acclaimed Queen Mary Fellow launches her first major visual art exhibition 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11928.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11928.html Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
QM geography student awarded prestigious fieldwork apprenticeship 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11931.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11931.html Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary reveals unmissable line-up for Arts Week 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11867.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11867.html Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s fledgling lawyers recognised by Attorney General Awards 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11868.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11868.html Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary professor advises House of Lords on EU financial regulation 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11869.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11869.html Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Ofcom Chairman gives annual Peston Lecture at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11422.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11422.html Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Treason, politics and religion in post-Reformation England 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11421.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11421.html Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Philip Ogden elected to the Academy of Social Sciences 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10816.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10816.html Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
£2.9m AHRC award funds 74 postgraduate studentships 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10509.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10509.html Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary to host Van Dyck colloquium with Tate Britain 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10520.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10520.html Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
‘Miss America’ takes the People’s Palace by storm 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11419.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/11419.html Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Tory MP Dominic Grieve gives public lecture on 'identity and multiculturalism' 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10397.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10397.html Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Are judges a law unto themselves? 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10224.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10224.html Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Formal portrait of Professor Stuart Hall, FBA, unveiled at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10222.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/10222.html Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Studying the rights and safety of sex workers 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/9841.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/9841.html Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Alastair Campbell, Former Downing Street press chief, teaches at Queen Mary 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/9784.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/9784.html Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
‘Boom and bust’ in the American economy 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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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8890.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8890.html Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Queen Mary’s Professor Donald Sassoon appointed to prestigious Visiting Chair 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8466.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8466.html Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Professor Richard Ashcroft appointed Fellow of the Institute of Biology 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8068.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8068.html Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
The Indian justice system and its impact in the UK 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8465.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8465.html Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
Fidel and Che: Cuban revolutionaries 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8012.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8012.html Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT
People’s Palace Projects lead debate on role of arts in environmentalism 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.

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http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8021.html http://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/news/items/hss/8021.html Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT