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BBKNewsItemDr Clare Makepeace
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsResearch finds parents pay career penalty in performing arts
Performers including Cate Blanchett, Paloma Faith and Federico Bonelli call for change following Birkbeck/PiPA research into low wages and work-life balance in the performing arts.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-mdl-rdfileBirkbeck academic wins major international book award
Dr Antoine Bousquet from Birkbeck’s Department of Politics won the STAIR Book Award for his recent monograph, The Eye of War: Military Perception from the Telescope to the Drone.
BBKNewsItemDr Christine Mabey OBE
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck students explore London’s start-up ecosystem
Entrepreneurial students from Birkbeck and 12 other universities took part in the Venture Crawl, to see what London offers in terms of start-up support and for inspiration in setting up their own businesses.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-pdbNew research in The Gambia reveals effects of childhood adversity on brain development
Birkbeck psychologists conduct studies to measure brain and cognitive function in The Gambia and advance our understanding of the impact of early adversity.
BBKNewsItemCelebrating the best of Public Engagement at Birkbeck
Birkbeck scholars and collaborators were recognised for the ways in which they work with the public and non-academic communities to make their research accessible and to include non-academic expertise in their research practice.
BBKNewsItemNew research breaks down barriers to accessing counselling
Counselling team identifies reasons why certain groups don’t access counselling services and implements action plan to address them.
BBKNewsItemMajor book deal for Birkbeck Creative Writing graduate
The debut novel from Abi Darè, a recent graduate from Birkbeck’s esteemed MA Creative Writing, will be published by Sceptre following a “fierce” auction between five publishers.
BBKNewsItem image/x-jgNew exhibition explores the work of major film theorists through the prism of art
‘Art at the Frontier of Film Theory’ will be at the Peltz Gallery from 22 March - 24 May 2019.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck welcomes author Philippa Gregory as Honorary Research Fellow
The acclaimed historian and author of The Other Boleyn Girl will join the College as she writes a new history of women in England.
BBKNewsItem chemical/x-pdbFirst 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.
BBKNewsItemA Global History of Maoism
Professor Lovell's landmark history traces the evolution and legacy of Maoism within and beyond China.
BBKNewsItem PS documentBirkbeck 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.
BBKNewsItemPrimary students have a first-class week learning about university
Stephen Timms MP visited children on the IntoUniversity programme, as they prepared for their graduation ceremony at Birkbeck's Stratford campus
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck antisemitism expert selected as 2019 ‘New Generation Thinker’
Dr Brendan McGeever has been chosen for the BBC/AHRC scheme, which will see him share his research on antisemitism and radical social movements through BBC Radio, TV and the 2019 Being Human Festival.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck appoints Sir Andrew Cahn as Chair of Governors
Sir Andrew Cahn, a highly experienced Chief Executive and senior civil servant who has worked at the highest levels in Whitehall, the private sector and Europe, will take up the post from 1 October.
BBKNewsItemEnglish and Philosophy at Birkbeck rank in top 100 worldwide
The College achieves high placings for a number of subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
BBKNewsItemWunderblock exhibition examines the history of influence over children’s minds since the Cold War
The exhibition, by artist Emma Smith, is based on research undertaken by the Hidden Persuaders Project at Birkbeck, and will be displayed at the Freud Museum from 6 March 2019.
BBKNewsItemProfessor David Latchman joins Lifelong Learning Commission
The Master of Birkbeck will work alongside other experts in lifelong learning to develop plans for an inclusive adult education system.