Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

To mark the launch of our call for applications for the first SAS/Senate House Library ‘Public Engagement Innovators Scheme’, we asked some staff from across the School about their experiences of public engagement and how it has influenced their research and professional practice. In this second post Dr Merle Fairhurst, research fellow in the Institute… Continue reading Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

Is religion a consolation worth having?

Republished from By Professor Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge) My idea of bliss is a Sunday walk that takes in first some English countryside, and second a pleasant medieval church, with some glass or woodwork or monuments. I once even wrote a piece, published in the Larkin journal, about his poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘, having… Continue reading Is religion a consolation worth having?

World War II began 75 years ago with censorship chaos that echoes down the decades

From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. Republished from     By Henry Irving, School of Advanced Study (Institute of English Studies) At approximately 1.30 am in the night of September 11 1939 two police… Continue reading World War II began 75 years ago with censorship chaos that echoes down the decades

#PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November

At Senate House, home to the ‘Ministry of Information’ during WWII and inspiration for Orwell’s 1984, we launch the Being Human festival with a day of activities that will inspire debate over our shared future as ‘digital humans’. Based at the Being Human festival hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, this day of… Continue reading #PotW: Too Much Information – Being human in a digital age – 15 November