SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology


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QS rankings pic SOAS moves up in the world’s elite

SOAS, University of London is moving up among the world’s elite institutions with eleven of its subject areas across a broad range of disciplines now scoring highly in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

23rd March 2016

J Peel Professor J D Y Peel

JDY Peel, FBA, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology with reference to Africa in the University of London, has died after a long battle with melanoma shortly before his 74th birthday.

10th November 2015

Yoga expert James Mallinson to travel to world’s largest religious festival with actor and friend Dominic West for BBC Four documentary

Dr James Mallinson, SOAS’ resident Yoga expert and lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies, is appearing in a BBC Four documentary (Tuesday 8 September, 10pm) alongside his lifelong friend, acclaimed actor Dominic West (The Wire; BBC’s The Hour), as the two undertake a pilgrimage to the world’s largest religious and human festival, Kumbh Mela.

7th September 2015

Tribute to Christopher H. B. Reynolds

The School regrets to announce that Dr Christopher Reynolds, a decorated scholar who pioneered the study of the culture and languages of Sri Lanka and established unprecedented cultural and knowledge exchange between the School and the country, died on 3 April 2015 at the age of 92.

5th May 2015

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