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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.
BBKNewsItemTackling antimicrobial drug resistance in global infectious diseases
Birkbeck biologist Professor Bhakta is working with academic and research institutes across India to share expertise on developing new potential antibiotic leads.
BBKNewsItemCompass points to legal success
A student on Birkbeck’s pioneering Compass Project, which helps refugees and asylum seeking communities access educational opportunities in the UK, has been awarded the prize for Best Essay on the CertHE Legal Method at the College’s School of Law Awards.
BBKNewsItemYoung filmmakers highlight the role of ‘hidden persuasion’ in everyday life
Birkbeck’s Hidden Persuaders research group has worked with students from three London schools to create films exploring influence and brainwashing – four of which will feature at the BFI’s Future Film Festival.
BBKNewsItemJews, Money, Myth: Birkbeck academics contribute to major new exhibition
The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism at Birkbeck has collaborated with the Jewish Museum on a major new exhibition exploring the stereotypes that link Jews and money - how they have evolved in different political contexts and how they have been exploited for different ends.
BBKNewsItemNew Mars Rover named after former Birkbeck scientist Rosalind Franklin
The British made rover, due to roam the surface of Mars in 2021, has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin who worked at Birkbeck in the 1950s.
BBKNewsItemCelebrating Crystallography at Birkbeck
The Department of Biological Sciences welcomed crystallography alumni back to the College in an evening of celebration that considered the past, present and future of science at Birkbeck.
BBKNewsItemEric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Sir Richard J. Evans, Visiting Professor at Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, was joined by former students and colleagues of Eric Hobsbawm to discuss his new biography of the great historian.
BBKNewsItem Pascal source codeScreen time before bed puts children at risk of anxiety, obesity and poor sleep
New research from Birkbeck, the University of Lincoln, Imperial College London, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland shows an association between various health risks and screen time before bed.
BBKNewsItem Octet StreamSmoking cigarettes in adolescence associated with paranoia
New research from Birkbeck’s Department of Psychology shows an association between regular cigarette smoking in adolescence and paranoia, even after accounting for several other possible factors.
BBKNewsItemMajor new international research hub to tackle child stunting
Birkbeck will develop a decision support tool which will enable users to compare the impact and outcome of interventions undertaken during this major project.
BBKNewsItemThe Eye of War
A new book from Dr Antoine Bousquet explores the impact of global, individualised targeting technologies on modern-day warfare.
BBKNewsItemMadness and the demand for recognition
A new book by Dr Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed, Wellcome ISSF Research Fellow in Philosophy and Psychiatry at Birkbeck, explores the hopes of Mad activists for a new understanding of madness in society.
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsElizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE fund new scholarships in the School of Arts
A £75,000 gift will enable multiple students to undertake a postgraduate course at Birkbeck over the coming years, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz.
BBKNewsItemNew exhibition explores Leonardo da Vinci’s impossible machines
'Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualising Impossible Machines' opens at The Peltz Gallery from 6 February – 12 March 2019.
BBKNewsItemDrama by Birkbeck Professor uncovers Ireland’s history
'Resistance', which follows the lives of protagonists caught up in the Irish War of Independence, begins on Sunday 6 January.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck Scientist Collaborates on NASA’s New Year’s Day Mission
The New Horizons probe will reach Ultima Thule - the most distant object ever explored - on 1 January and capture 50 gigabytes of data to send back to earth