SOAS University of London

SOAS Centenary

2010s alumni

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In the decade of the School’s centenary, plans for the unified campus as part of Senate House North Block, symbolise the future. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1990s alumni

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The opening of the Brunei Gallery signifies another step in the School’s development, while it continues to attract figureheads like Thai Princess, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during her visit. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1970s alumni

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The School’s global significance is demonstrated by a visit by the Dalai Lama and the Queen Mother opening the new National Research Library. View profiles of alumni from this decade... 
 

1950s alumni

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The Department of Anthropology is founded, widening the School’s impact in the world, and under the direction of Professor Ann Lambton, Persian studies also experience growth. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1930s alumni

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The School officially becomes the School of Oriental and African Studies, reflecting its increased focus on Africa with the founding of the Africa Department. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

2000s alumni

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The estate expands with the opening of the new Vernon Square campus increasing learning, research and teaching opportunities, and the library is officially designated as one of only five national libraries. View profiles of alumni profiles from this decade...

1980s

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The School consolidates its position as a leading centre for excellence in research and teaching relating to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1960s alumni

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The SOAS Library cements its place as a major national and international resource on the way to attaining its status as a national library. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1940s alumni

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The School returns to London from its temporary home in Cambridge at the end of World War Two, leading to expansion of the School’s activities and work on the Bloomsbury site beginning. View profiles of alumni from this decade...

1917 - 1929 Alumni

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The School of Oriental Studies is officially opened by King George V in February 1917 and admits its first students, nine years after the idea of the school was initially discussed.  View profiles of alumni from this period...