Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a research university and constituent college of the University of London, dating back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785. Based in Mile End in the East End of London, Queen Mary is organised into three faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCL Partners, the world’s largest academic health science centre. Times Higher Education ranks Queen Mary 48th in its 2018 ranking of European universities, and it was ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education Best Universities in the UK 2017. There are eight Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary’s alumni and current and former staff.

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Shakespeare wades into Indian freedom of expression row

A recent adaptation of Hamlet caused outrage in India, flagging up just how deep the rift between artistic culture and so called “Indian values” runs. When the trailer for Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kashmir-set…
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Why so chipper, Lib Dems? Party gears up to bounce back

How can it be that after plummeting to 6% in the polls, their lowest for two decades, the Liberal Democrats appeared to be in such good spirits at their autumn conference in Glasgow? You might even call…
Stoking the fires. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

No shortage of ‘friends’ – but Miliband left them hanging

So no rabbit then. But plenty of friends. Probably too many, if truth be told; and maybe too many promises, too. The six-part plan unveiled by Ed Miliband in his Labour conference speech is at least one…
There’s little consensus on how to proceed after 2015. EPA/Yonhap

How UN managerialism is stifling the voices of the poor

Once hailed as “the world’s biggest promise”, the Millennium Development Goals, a 14-year-old series of commitments made by governments to tackle global poverty, will expire at the end of 2014. There is…
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Forget quotas for women MPs – time to limit the number of men

When we talk about “gender quotas”, what we really mean is quotas for women. We see the under-representation of women as the problem that needs fixing. So we try to explain why there aren’t more women…
Enough to make the leaves fall off even in summertime. Gareth Fuller/PA

Despite the lush summer leaves, our trees are under attack

Looking at the countryside now in the middle of summer, it is hard to believe that trees are under threat from an array of diseases and pests. Warm and wet conditions with plenty of sunshine have led to…
Avignon Festival is also under threat. EPA/Sebastien Nogier

French benefits dispute with artists will haunt Hollande

A delayed start to a performance of La Traviata at the Bastille Opera may not seem like the stuff of politics, but it made headlines in France. The Saturday night show went ahead an hour late, but by the…
Depardieu seems to embody and embrace the grotesqueness of the scandal. EPA/Boris Pejovic

Film incites France’s fury by condemning DSK where the courts did not

The extent to which the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal is still a raw wound in France has been made very clear after Abel Ferrara’s Welcome to New York was screened in Cannes – out of the main film festival…

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