School of Advanced Study

Founded in 1994, the School exists to protect, foster and develop an approach to advanced study which was evolved by its constituent institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories. It is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities and social sciences and receives special funding for its mission from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).


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Fidel Castro poured troops into Ethiopia’s war with Somalia after describing Siad Barre as “above all a chauvinist”. Reuters/Prensa Latina

Castro’s troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union
The french accent û will no longer be necessary in the hallowed halls of L'Académie Française. -_Guillaume_-/

The curious incident of the disappearing French circumflex

The removal of the 'hat' accent from some French letters has caused consternation – but will it really make a difference?

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