On Monday 22 May, Professor Catherine Merridale delivered the Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture 2017 on ‘Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past’.

Merridale took the audience on a fascinating journey through the red and brown streets and corridors of Soviet Russia, which she first visited in 1982; the rapid change and burst of both capitalism and crime following Gorbachev’s...
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On Monday 22 May Professor Catherine Merridale delivered the Eric Hobsbawm Memorial

Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture: Russia’s revolution and the destruction of the past

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The Department of Criminology at Birkbeck celebrated its launch this week with a lecture from leading prison reformer and Visiting Professor Juliet Lyon CBE. The lecture, ‘From fake news to hard facts, research to reform’ drew on her experience of work to achieve social justice, sharing her insights on the relationship between research and social change.

The Head of Department of...
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The Department of Criminology at Birkbeck celebrated its launch this week with

From research to reform - Birkbeck launches Department of Criminology

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The Birkbeck School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Marina Warner - Times of Love and Hate - 1 June

Reflecting on her work with refugees in Sicily as part of the Stories in Transit project, Marina will argue for the need to create cultural spaces that enable imaginative, alternative stories to be told, for the power of thinking through...
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The Birkbeck School of Social Sciences History and Philosophy is delighted to

Lecture by Marina Warner - Times of Love and Hate - 1 June

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Populism has played a major role in several recent political events: the #Brexit vote in the UK, #Trump’s election in the US and Marine Le Pen’s unsuccessful campaign in France have all used the rhetoric of putting power into the hands of the people, and rejecting ‘the establishment.’

Dr Jason Edwards, Lecturer in #Politics discusses the impact of populism and what it tells us about the...
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Populism has played a major role in several recent political events the

The role of populism in recent politics

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Birkbeck's Dept of Applied Linguistics and Communication and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities bring together leading scholars in the field of Language Policy and Planning - 3 July

Current language regimes in some multilingual organisations no longer necessarily reflect the practices or needs of individuals who work within them. Moreover, there is demand for scientific data on...
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Birkbecks Dept of Applied Linguistics and Communication and the Birkbeck Institute for

Language Policy and Planning in Multilingual Organisations: Exploring Language Regimes - 3 July

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[#BBKblogs] Much has been done in recent years to foster girls’ confidence in their abilities in Mathematics and Science, and go for a career in #STEM (#Science, #Technology, #Engineering and #Mathematics). While 33% of the undergraduate course intake across these subjects in the UK is now female, the statistics on retention of female academics in STEM subjects are still far from indicating an...
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BBKblogs Much has been done in recent years to foster girls confidence

STEMMing the flow – How can we keep women in STEM subjects?

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[#BBKblogs] Do you have a fear of #mathematics? Have you always avoided percentages? Do you want to run away when you see algebraic expressions? If you think it is time to conquer your maths demons, then Eva Szatmari can help. Eva works for the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, and enables you to customise your learning and go at your speed through her one-to-one sessions. She...
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BBKblogs Do you have a fear of mathematics Have you always avoided

Overcoming mathematical anxiety with customised support

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[#BBKblogs] How is the damage of major global disasters paid for? And who by? Dr Rebecca Bednarek, Senior Lecturer in Management at Birkbeck, explores this in a new book - Making a Market for Acts of God.

Catastrophic events appear to be increasing in both frequency and severity globally. The financial cost of their losses can be sudden and huge – but who pays the insurance bill for such...
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BBKblogs How is the damage of major global disasters paid for And

Making a market for acts of God

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Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture by Catherine Merridale - Russia's Revolution and the Destruction of the Past - 22 May

Eric Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was one of the most influential historians of the last century. He taught at Birkbeck all of his professional life and became its President in 2002. In his memory, Birkbeck has set up the Hobsbawm Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of...
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Eric Hobsbawm Memorial Lecture by Catherine Merridale Russias Revolution and the

Russia's Revolution and the Destruction of the Past — 22 May

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Professor Ian Crawford, from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck, has been elected Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

The RAS was founded in 1820 to encourage and promote the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and other related branches of science. In addition to his new position at the RAS, Crawford also holds the position of...
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Professor Ian Crawford from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at

Professor Ian Crawford elected Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Transferring DNA from one bacteria to another enables bacteria to evolve and – critically – to spread antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria. New #BBKresearch from the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) at Birkbeck and UCL has uncovered for the first time the structure of the components responsible for this process. The findings are important as understanding more about...
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Transferring DNA from one bacteria to another enables bacteria to evolve and

New Birkbeck research could help in fight against antibiotic resistance

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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 11 free events - 19 May. Browse Friday's programme below and book your place now.

Over the course of the week we will have hosted over fifty events including: lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions - as well as two exhibitions and a sound installation. Our events are free and open to all....
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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 11 free events 19 May

Friday 19 May at #BBKArtsWeek2017

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Starting university can sometimes seem like a daunting experience. Birkbeck runs a scheme called 'Get Talking' for offer holders, where you are able to chat to a former student over coffee before enrolling on to your course. The meeting is designed to give you a better understanding about what to expect from studying at Birkbeck and a taste of #BBKlife. A friendly and reassuring discussion...
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[#BBKblogs] This summer the #PeltzGallery at Birkbeck will host a historically significant exhibition of works from the remarkable Adamson Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. Titled Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection, this exhibition will be the first time that the Collection has been displayed...
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BBKblogs This summer the PeltzGallery at Birkbeck will host a historically significant

Mr A moves in mysterious ways – 15 May-25 July

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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 11 free events - 18 May. Browse Thursday's programme below and book your place now.

Over the course of the week we will be hosting over fifty events including: lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions - as well as two exhibitions and a sound installation. Our events are free and open to all -...
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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 11 free events 18 May

Thursday 18 May at #BBKArtsWeek2017

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[#BBKblogs] Birkbeck's Professor Martin Paul Eve discusses a #BBKArtsWeek2017 event: "Last night I attended “What Goes Around: Fifty Years of The Third Policeman” as part of Birkbeck’s Arts Week. As its name suggests, this event, hosted by Dr Joe Brooker and Tobias Harris, centred around the half-century of the publication of Flann O’Brien’s extraordinary novel. Brooker and Harris were joined...
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BBKblogs Birkbecks Professor Martin Paul Eve discusses a BBKArtsWeek2017 event Last night

#BBKArtsWeek2017: What goes around. Fifty years of 'The Third Policeman'

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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 12 free events - 17 May. Browse Wednesday's programme below and book your place now.

Over the course of the week we will be hosting over fifty events including: lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions - as well as two exhibitions and a sound installation. Our events are free and open to all...
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Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 continues today with 12 free events 17 May

Wednesday 17 May at #BBKArtsWeek2017

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[#BBKblogs] Naomi Bain, Web Officer (Training and User Experience) at Birkbeck, explains the way student feedback informed our new web design: "Over the course of the past few months, throughout the redevelopment of the Birkbeck website, I have carried out more than 50 user testing sessions. These have sought to ensure that the changes and improvements we are making to the website are firmly...
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BBKblogs Naomi Bain Web Officer Training and User Experience at Birkbeck explains

User-testing Birkbeck’s new website design

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[#BBKblogs] Dr Ben Winyard, Senior Content Manager at Birkbeck, explains the research and process behind our website’s new look: "The Birkbeck Digital project is a hugely ambitious, wide-ranging and on-going project to redesign, redevelop, restructure and re-present Birkbeck’s web presence based on research, evidence and over 50 user-testing sessions. Every longstanding website – and Birkbeck...
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BBKblogs Dr Ben Winyard Senior Content Manager at Birkbeck explains the research

The story behind Birkbeck’s new web design

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You might have noticed our website has a new look. Today, Birkbeck, University of London launches a new online design, part of an ambitious project to make our website easier to use.

A year of intensive research, analysis and user-testing has been undertaken to ensure the improvements made - to content, structure and the technology - respond to evidence about how people use, or want to use,...
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