Rare books curator, Dr Karen Attar, turns her attention to a Senate House Library tome which concentrates on singing – Isaac Watts’s ‘The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament’.
Black British history lecturer Dr Hannah Elias, remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s 1964 visit to London where he commanded a 4,000-strong congregation at St Paul’s Cathedral, that bulwark of national and imperial memory which was also a site of radical conversations.
Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies is holding its third biennial conference at Senate House, hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Dr Dafydd Daniel, a Christian ethics lecturer at the University of Oxford and one of ten academics selected by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a New Generation Thinker, talks about his interest in the much-maligned ethical theory of rational intuitionism.
Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]
Dr Corinna Deppner provides a brief insight into her two months of research as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Dr Hetta Howes (above), a lecturer in medieval literature at Queen Mary University of London, teases the emotional links in our interconnected world – all lubricated by liquids.
We live in a world where labelling an activity, person, or group of people with the word ‘radicalism’ suggests something negative, abhorrent, aberrative and inherently dangerous. Such an understanding of these two words have perhaps always been true, although it is never the full story, say Dr Jordan Landes, Dr Mark Merry and Dr Matt Phillpott, the […]
On 8 May elections for the Beirut Municipality took place in Lebanon. Dr Claire Launchbury, a specialist in French and cultural studies, whose research concentrates on Beirut, explains that while it might not seem a grand affair in terms of power stakes, it was an incredibly symbolic vote as there has been no democratic scrutiny […]
Republished from By Professor Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge) My idea of bliss is a Sunday walk that takes in first some English countryside, and second a pleasant medieval church, with some glass or woodwork or monuments. I once even wrote a piece, published in the Larkin journal, about his poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘, having […]