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BBKNewsItemRace, Law and Brexit Britain
The Centre for Research on Race and Law at Birkbeck has launched, providing a vitally needed space to develop rigorous race-conscious critical analysis in a range of areas of law.
BBKNewsItem Troff documentEric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture: Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past
Professor Catherine Merridale said that Russia shows us how history matters and called on historians to be witnesses to a past that is vanishing from public consciousness
BBKNewsItem RealAudio documentFrom research to reform
Birkbeck’s Department of Criminology celebrated its launch this week with a lecture by leading prison reformer Juliet Lyon CBE.
BBKNewsItem VCS/ICS calendarThe role of populism in recent politics
In a new podcast, Dr Jason Edwards explores how populism has been deployed in several recent political events, and how it is currently being used in the UK general election campaigns.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Ian Crawford elected Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society
Ian has long been a leading figure in planetary sciences and astrobiology, and has made many major contributions to his field.
BBKNewsItemNew research could help in fight against antibiotic resistance
New research has uncovered the structure of components responsible for transferring DNA from one bacteria to another and spreading antibiotic resistance
BBKNewsItemWelcome to Birkbeck's new website
You might have noticed our website has a new look. Today, Birkbeck, University of London launches a new online design, part of an ambitious project to make our website easier to use.
BBKNewsItemArtists, writers and performers tackle political issues at Birkbeck Arts Week 2017
Arts Week runs from 15-19 May.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck appoints Student Counsellor to focus on those less likely to seek counselling
Paul Mollitt will develop a project to encourage men, refugees and care leavers to access the College counselling service.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Gergely Csibra elected to National Academy of Sciences
Professor Gergely Csibra's election as a foreign associate is a highly prestigious honour given in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
BBKNewsItemNew books on multilingualism
New publications look at multilingual child-rearing and language anxiety
BBKNewsItem D source codeBirkbeck Athena SWAN Bronze Award renewed
Award recognises the College's commitment to achieving gender equality
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Governor elected President of the Law Society
Simon Davis, Governor of Birkbeck, has been elected President of the Law Society of England and Wales.
BBKNewsItemThe Compass Project: Birkbeck welcomes asylum seekers for fully-funded study
The Compass Project, which will fund 20 asylum seekers on any undergraduate or postgraduate certificate course, is now open for applications.
BBKNewsItemPractical teaching with technology
A new online course, informed by teaching excellence at Birkbeck, is empowering teachers to effectively incorporate educational technologies into their classrooms.
BBKNewsItemArchaeology, classics and geology courses ranked in national top 10 by Complete University Guide
It is the first time that Birkbeck has appeared in the ranking, following the establishment of full-time undergraduate degree programmes
BBKNewsItemPoet Matt Martin awarded the Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship at Birkbeck
The Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship at Birkbeck has been awarded to Matt Martin, who will begin his PhD studies at the Department of English and Humanities and Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre later this year. Matt’s project will be entitled Nation Language Poetry as Political Resistance in the Caribbean and the UK.
BBKNewsItemRediscovering the radical Partisan Coffee House
A new exhibition, curated by Mike Berlin from the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, will tell the story of the Partisan Coffee House. It will launch on 5 May 2017 at Four Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green.
BBKNewsItemHow gut bacteria changes cancer drug activity
The activity of cancer drugs change depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a new study involving scientists from Birkbeck into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck graduates shine during spring 2017 Graduation Week
Nearly a thousand graduates will celebrate achieving a qualification