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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.
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.