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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

SOAS research outputs in Anthropology ranked 4th in the UK

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has been recognised for its outstanding research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The Department’s research outputs were especially highly-regarded, coming 4th nationally.

18th December 2014

Trevor Marchand SOAS academic awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal

Trevor Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology, has been awarded the 2014 Rivers Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Professor Marchand received the Medal at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting held in the Clore Auditorium of the British Museum on Friday 12 September.

25th September 2014

SOAS in Europe’s top ten for Arts and Humanities

SOAS, University of London has been ranked in Europe’s top ten universities for Arts and Humanities, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, which ranked SOAS ninth in Europe and 26th in the world.

6th March 2014

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