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The School of Advanced Study have decided to close down this blog and replace it with a new, improved blog called Talking Humanities. This new blog will offer a discussion point for the study of the arts and humanities. All posts previously published on the SAS blog have been archived onto Talking Humanities. Please check… Continue reading This blog has moved

#PotW: John Coffin Memorial Reading: a roundtable panel with three New and Next Generation Poets – 13 March

This free public event is a conversation/public reading featuring 3 leading New/Next Generation poets (a major poetry promotion, run by the Poetry Book Society). Ian Duhig (1994), Patience Agbabi (2004) and Hannah Lowe (2014) will speak publicly about their experiences and what being nominated has meant for them. A wine reception will follow. The event… Continue reading #PotW: John Coffin Memorial Reading: a roundtable panel with three New and Next Generation Poets – 13 March

Pick of the week: Brazilian Diaries with Michael Palin and Alan Charlton – 5 Feb

The John Brooks Memorial Lecture Brazilian Diaries Michael Palin, CBE, FRGS in conversation with Alan Charlton CMG CVO When: Thursday 5 February 2015 18.00 – 19.30 Where: The Beveridge Hall Ground floor, Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU All welcome. RSVP: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes… Continue reading Pick of the week: Brazilian Diaries with Michael Palin and Alan Charlton – 5 Feb

#PotW: Nelson Mandela: Myth & Reality – 5 December

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is convening a seminar to discuss the complexities of Mandela’s ideology, political relationship with other liberation movements within South African society, his record as the first black President of South Africa; and his contribution to South Africa’s reintegration in the international system , after decades of ostracism. 5th December 2014 marks… Continue reading #PotW: Nelson Mandela: Myth & Reality – 5 December

#PotW: Clinical Governance and Leadership – 27 November 2014

Clinical governance and leadership. Invented in the UK, exported to NZ.  Developments that can contribute to NHS England This lecture by Professor Robin Gauld will report the late-1990s in response to various failures in medical professionalism but also to promote equal emphasis in NHS organizations on accountability for both clinical performance and financial performance, and… Continue reading #PotW: Clinical Governance and Leadership – 27 November 2014