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6 February – 12 March 2019: Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualising Impossible Machines

Come along to our free exhibition in the Peltz Gallery.

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

Visit our Research Centres

See some of the activity and events being organised by research centres in the school.

Evening study

We offer evening courses in literature, art history, creative writing, media studies, journalism, European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Arts Employability Programme 2018/19

See the full list of programming.

First Lorraine Lim Prize awarded to Arts Policy and Management Student

Karla Pauline Gudiño Yañez won the prize for her essay arguing for a human rights-based approach to contested local heritage policy in Mexico. The prize was set up in honour of Dr Lorraine Lim, who lectured Arts Management at Birkbeck and sadly passed away in September 2017.

Birkbeck students awarded prestigious British Council Venice Fellowships

Two students from the Department of History of Art will spend a month in Venice conducting independent research and mediating an exhibition, as part of La Biennale di Venezia.

History of Art academics receive Historians of British Art book accolades

Kate Retford, Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck and Honorary Research Fellow, Lucy Peltz have each earned awards from the Historians of British Art book prize committee.

20 March 2019 - 18:00: Medical Movies 1918-1965

An evening of short films from the collection of the National Library of Medicine.

21 March 2019 - 14:00: Corkscrew Show and Tell

Birkbeck practice-research PhD students present and discuss their work in progress.

21 March 2019 - 16:00: March Open Evening (Stratford campus)

Every Open Evening includes lots of free presentations that you can drop in for.

21 March 2019 - 18:00: Arts Programme: Film, Media & Cultural Studies - Industry Taster - Postgrad focus

Come along for an industry taster focused on cultures and languages and listen to a guest speaker discuss a day in their professional life.

22 March 2019 - 15:00: Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry

Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry


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