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School of Advanced Study, University of London

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 Research England.

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) is a postgraduate institution of the University of London and the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences. Based in Senate House, in Bloomsbury, central London, close to the British Museum, British Library and several of the colleges of the University of London, the School brings together nine research institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, to provide a wide range of specialist research services, facilities and resources.

Its constituent institutes are:

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Institute of Classical Studies
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies
  • Institute of English Studies
  • Institute of Modern Languages Research (including the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • Institute of Philosophy
  • Warburg Institute

It offers taught master’s and research degrees in humanities and social science subjects (MA, MRes, LLM, MPhil, and PhD).


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Muitas das medidas de saúde empregadas na primeira expedição de Scott e Shackleton são semelhantes às usadas atualmente. A diferença é que agora temos uma compreensão muito melhor do porquê. Sergey Goryachev/ Shutterstock

Como os exploradores polares da expedição Discovery de 1901 se mantiveram saudáveis durante sua jornada na Antártica

Assim como na sociedade moderna, a alimentação, a qualidade do ar e os exercícios eram considerados essenciais para a boa saúde e para o sucesso da expedição.
“Antelope”, a sculpture by Samson Kambalu, at Trafalgar Square in London with Malawian Baptist preacher and Pan-Africanist John Chilembwe in the foreground. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

John Chilembwe: a new statue celebrates Malawi Pan-Africanist the world forgot

John Chilembwe features on Malawi’s banknotes and is remembered in a public holiday every year. But he is little-known elsewhere.
Fanon was among the early exponents of decolonisation. Tony Webster/ Minneapolis Police Department. Wikimedia

Remembering Frantz Fanon – six great reads

Fanon left a remarkable imprint, his views influencing many in the field of mental illness as well as pan-Africanist and anti-colonialism thinkers.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) shakes hands with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) at the Commonwealth summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2013. Sri Lankan Government/Getty Images

The Commonwealth: rediscovering its radical voice could make it relevant again

Despite its Imperial origins, the Commonwealth has a strong radical tradition. If it wants to remain relevant to Africa in the 21st Century, that radicalism needs to be rediscovered.


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