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SOAS student Kiran Flynn Undergraduate Wins Guardian International Development Journalism Award

Kiran Flynn, a second-year undergraduate history student at SOAS has won the award for best amateur article  in the Guardian’s International Development Journalism Competition. The story appears in a special supplement published by the Guardian today.

23rd November 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Autumn News

The School has improved its student satisfaction as measured by the 2011 National Student Survey

22nd September 2011

Lindiwe Dovey Director's Teaching Prize 2010-11

Dr Lindiwe Dovey has won this year's SOAS Director's Teaching Prize.

1st August 2011

Frank Dikötter Mao's Great Famine Wins Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Professor of Modern Chinese History Frank Dikötter has been awarded the 2011 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, one of the UK's most prestigious literary awards. 

7th July 2011

Undergraduate finalist school prize awarded to History student David Bannister

We congratulate David Bannister, a student of the History Department, for receiving this award for 2011!

6th July 2011

Professor Barratt Discusses Daoism with Melvin Bragg on In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests (including Professor Tim Barrett) discuss Daoism. An ancient Chinese tradition of philosophy and religious belief, Daoism first appeared more than two thousand years ago.

16th December 2010

Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikötter New Book Details the Horrors of the Great Leap Forward

Mao's Great Famine, by Professor of Modern Chinese History Frank Dikötter, asserts that Mao's Great Leap Forward resulted in 45 million deaths and untold suffering.

22nd September 2010

New Scholarship for 2010-11

Four scholarships are available for overseas fee-paying students who are proposing to register for the full-time MA Religions or MA History: Asia/ Africa at SOAS for the academic session 2010/11.The scholarship, valued at £15,000, will be used to meet the cost of tuition fees at the overseas rate and the remaining sum may be used towards maintenance.

24th February 2010

A History of Modern Burma Charney Recognised for 'Choice' Burma Book
A book by Michael W. Charney, a senior lecturer in the History department, has been chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice magazine.

28th January 2010

Sasakawa Foundation and Nippon Foundation Logos Japanese Studies boost at SOAS

The School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London is among the beneficiaries of a major grant programme by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF), which has given new impetus to Japanese Studies in the UK. Only recently, provision for the subject was woefully short of demand.

22nd January 2009

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