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Two titles edited by SOAS academics make Choice Magazine’s top picks for 2014

Two out of four titles selected by Choice Magazine as ‘Outstanding Academic Titles in the Humanities 2014’ are publications edited by SOAS academics.

3rd June 2015

SOAS PhD student showcases artwork at West London Gallery

Alexandra Buhler, MPhil/PhD Religions, is showcasing her unique collection of oil paintings and pastels at the Piers Feetham Gallery in Chelsea.

28th May 2015

The beauty of geometry in Islamic design revealed by SOAS alumnus in new TED-Ed talk

The extensive use of geometry in Islamic design has been revealed in a new TED-Ed talk by SOAS alumnus Eric Broug.

27th May 2015

Pieces of the musical world New textbook from SOAS ethnomusicologists explores series of musical worlds

A new ethnomusicology textbook has been produced by the world-renowned Department of Music at SOAS, University of London.

20th May 2015

New programme available at SOAS as School signs partnership agreement with Sri Aurobindo Trust

SOAS, University of London has formally signed a new partnership agreement with the Sri Aurobindo Trust in order to launch a brand new module – ‘Modern Indian Philosophy with a focus on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother’.

12th May 2015

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

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