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21 September – 27 October: Day for Night: Landscapes of Walter Benjamin

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

Click through for the list of events for this year's Arts Employability programme.

Birkbeck welcomes record number of Chevening scholars

Chevening scholarships are the UK’s international awards scheme, aimed at developing future global leaders. This year, 30 students from 21 countries join Birkbeck on the scheme.

The Compass Project enters its second year

Seventeen new students join us this year as part of the Compass Project, Birkbeck’s unique scholarship and outreach scheme offering asylum seekers a year of fully-funded study.

New exhibition celebrates 250 years of circus life

Circus Life: Art and Artistes, featuring the work of contemporary British artists, will be exhibited in Birkbeck's Peltz Gallery from 7 November - 12 December 2018.

21 September 2018 - 09:00: Day for Night: Landscapes of Walter Benjamin

Day for Night is a multimedia exhibition inspired by the life and thought of Frankfurt School intellectual Walter Benjamin

22 October 2018 - 15:00: Research Office Launch

Join us for the launch of the new Research Office.

23 October 2018 - 13:00: Using Open Access Resources

Learn about using open access resources in your search for information.

23 October 2018 - 14:30: Play the Open Access board game

Come and play the Open Access board game to get a better understanding of what open access is and how it works.

23 October 2018 - 17:00: Adjusting to University Life

Join us at Birkbeck's Stratford campus to learn more about looking after your mental health and wellbeing while studying.


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