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Critically acclaimed band that met at SOAS release new album

Portico, the three piece band that met at SOAS, University of London, has released its latest album Living Fields.

8th April 2015

Nicholas Sims-Williams SOAS scholar honoured by Royal Asiatic Society

Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams, Research Professor of Iranian and Central Asian Studies in the School’s Study of Religions Department, has been awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s triennial Denis Sinor Gold Medal for Inner Asian Studies.

31st March 2015

SOAS student wins First Prize at 14th Chinese Bridge Competition UK Finals

SOAS student Bruno Millan Narotzky, BA Chinese, has won First Prize in the UK final of an acclaimed Chinese language proficiency contest.

25th March 2015

Fiesta dies pesos SOAS Musicology Series receives its 53rd entry from notable alumnus

The SOAS Musicology Series has published its 53rd volume, a book on gay identity and the Cuban music scene by SOAS alumnus Dr Moshe Morad, a Lecturer in ethnomusicology and Head of Israeli radio music station 88FM/IBA.

17th March 2015

SOAS announced as latest academic partner to offer free online courses on FutureLearn

SOAS, University of London has been announced as one of the latest academic partners to offer free online courses with the social learning platform FutureLearn.

12th March 2015

Opportunity for a recent graduate to work in the university fundraising sector

Recent graduates, or students who are set to graduate this year, with at least a 2:1 in their discipline are eligible to apply for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme, a paid programme that provides entry-level careers in fundraising for recent graduates.

25th February 2015

SOAS music student receives acclaim for original composition

Philip Alexander, PhD student in SOAS’ highly regarded Department of Music, has received acclaim for an original score he and his band, Moishe’s Bagel, composed to accompany a 1930s Soviet propaganda film ‘Salt for Svanetia.’

19th February 2015

SOAS programme trains future leaders of Bangladesh

Six promising young leaders from Bangladesh are currently resident at SOAS as they have been selected to take part in the pilot year of the School’s Future Leaders of Bangladesh programme – a bespoke three week course developed by academics Mr Sham Qayyum and Professor Werner Menski in conjunction with the School’s Research and Enterprise Office.

12th February 2015

Dr Hettie Elgood MBE Recognition for SOAS Asian Art expert and advocate in New Year’s Honours

Dr Heather Elgood, Course Director of SOAS’ Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, has been awarded an MBE for 'Services to Higher Education and the Arts’ in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1988 Dr Elgood has developed and run the Diploma, which has long been recognised for its excellence. 

30th December 2014

World leading research of SOAS’ Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognised in REF

The research of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at SOAS, University of London has been recognised in the UK’s top quartile for research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

18th December 2014

SOAS and Birkbeck announced as newest members of influential Arts and Humanities Consortium

SOAS, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London have been announced as the newest members of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), a research organisation that already has several other leading research universities as members.

11th December 2014

toumaniandsidiki Album produced by SOAS academic nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

Dr Lucy Durán, Senior Lecturer in African Music, has produced an album that has been announced as a nominee in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

10th December 2014

Emmon Bach Tribute to Emmon Bach

The Linguistics Department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Emmon Bach (1929-2014) passed away on 28 November in Oxford.

9th December 2014

Online registration now open for popular SOAS Academic Summer School

Students can now register online to take part in the SOAS Academic Summer School 2015 programme. This year, Summer School has increased the number of courses it provides to 20 spread across five broad academic themes.

8th December 2014

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