Generously supported by our alumni, the Birkbeck Postgraduate Bursary offers non-repayable bursaries towards tuition fees of £3000 for full-time taught postgraduate courses and £1500 per year (for a maximum of two years) for part-time taught postgraduate courses. These bursaries are designed to support students on low incomes, to provide them with an opportunity to study a postgraduate...
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Last chance to apply for Birkbeck Postgraduate Bursary — deadline 30 June

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[#BBKblogs] The dramatist David Rudkin wrote the television play Penda’s Fen in 1972-3 and it was screened as a 90-minute film on BBC in 1974. It was scarcely seen for another 15 years until the popularity of VHS recorders in the 1990s meant copies of Penda’s Fen began to circulate. This was the basis of a gradual revival in interest in the play, which in the 2000s came to be seen as a...
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Child Be Strange: a symposium on cult British film Penda’s Fen

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Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley, Fellow of Birkbeck, has been awarded the Companion of Honour on the Queen’s most recent Birthday Honours list. The award is given to those who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine or government over a long period of time.

The order, now in its 100th year, is limited to 65 members, 45 from the UK and 20 from the Commonwealth and...
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Dame Stephanie Steve Shirley Fellow of Birkbeck has been awarded the Companion

Birkbeck Fellow awarded Companion of Honour

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#BirkbeckExplains: Dr Tim Reynolds, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Birkbeck, discusses how different we are from Neanderthals - and where the similarities between us lie.

For more information about the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck - bbk.ac.uk/history
The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development has been awarded jointly to Birkbeck’s Professor Mark Johnson and the late Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

This prestigious award comes in recognition of Johnson and Karmiloff-Smith’s substantial contributions to a better understanding of human development in relation to brain and cognitive development,...
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The William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development

Birkbeck psychologists receive Preyer Award

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A new book written by Birkbeck's Dr Bruna Seu with Shani Orgad (LSE) provided material for a fascinating conversation between leading members of humanitarian and international development organisations about how the sector can more effectively gain support for their work and promote public engagement. Read more and listen to the #BirkbeckVoices podcast about this #BBKresearch - bit.ly/2td7Nl4
A new book written by Birkbecks Dr Bruna Seu with Shani Orgad

Book launch: Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs

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Last week, Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins celebrated an innovative new collaboration with the launch of their joint MBA programme at the Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury. This degree uniquely combines design thinking and creativity with business, finance and entrepreneurship.

The 18-month part-time programme will challenge some of the orthodoxies of the traditional business school...
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Last week Birkbeck and Central Saint Martins celebrated an innovative new collaboration

Launching the first art school MBA

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The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Institute of English Studies jointly announce Appropriate Forms, a one-day conference celebrating the range of the late Barbara Hardy’s work, from the nineteenth-century novel to modernism, from Shakespeare to creative writing.

Organised by Birkbeck's Isobel Armstrong and Hilary Fraser, this event in memory of Barbara Hardy is...
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Appropriate Forms: Conference in Honour of Barbara Hardy and her Work - 27 June

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[#BBKblogs] Birkbeck's Professor Sarah Hart recently gave a prestigious Gresham Lecture at the Museum of London. Andrew Silverman, Learning Development Tutor in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics reports on the lecture: "Walking down from the dusty roads of the Barbican into the cool and quiet of the Weston Theatre, the audience was transported into a conversation between an...
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Escher and Coxeter: A Mathematical Conversation

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Today Birkbeck celebrates the women working in STEM (#Science, #Technology, #Engineering and #Mathematics). Across the #STEM industries women make up only 12.8% of the workforce in the UK, and encouraging more women into these fields is vital to address skills shortages in the UK economy, as well as to ensure there is a diversity of voices in the field.

As Alexandra Poulovassilis, Professor...
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[#BBKblogs] The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, a film produced by Birkbeck’s Derek Jarman lab, will be released in the UK and Ireland today, screening in cinemas in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol, among others. It will also be available online via Curzon Home Cinema, and a DVD will come out in August. Lily Ford, Deputy Director of the Derek Jarman Lab and producer...
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The Seasons in Quincy UK film release

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[#BBKblogs] With a record high number of women elected to Parliament, was the 2017 general election something to celebrate? Professor Sarah Childs, Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh) and Jessica Smith (Birkbeck PhD student) re-assess the recent result and consider what it means for women’s political representation. Read more - bit.ly/2sAR6wE

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Let’s Put the Champagne on Ice: The Commons’ Missing Women

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Birkbeck Open Evening is on TODAY at the historic and beautiful Senate House located next to Birkbeck, 4pm-7.30pm - 22 June. For more information and to book your place now - bbk.ac.uk/openeve

Our free open evenings are an excellent opportunity to: meet with academics and discuss the courses; meet students to discuss what student life at Birkbeck is like and the positive impact it can have on...
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Birkbeck has been allocated a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the Government’s new system for rating university teaching, while new government data shows Birkbeck graduates’ salaries are among the highest in the UK, five years after graduation.

The TEF aims to bolster social mobility and tackle inequality by allowing students to fulfil their aspirations and progress...
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Birkbeck has been allocated a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Birkbeck awarded a silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) medal

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[#BBKblogs] Birkbeck’s Department of Psychosocial Studies in collaboration with the MaMSIE research network (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics), and with support from Clinks, recently hosted practitioners and academics to consider the challenges that face mothers in UK prisons. PhD student Claire Horn reports on the event. Read more - bit.ly/2re0J3e

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Motherhood in UK prisons: the devaluing of the maternal

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The Dorothy Beckford Scholarship has been awarded to Julia Okuboyejo, a BA English student at Birkbeck. This prize is a bequest made by Dorothy Beckford, a former Birkbeck student who worked as an Adult Education Organiser, from a total donation of £50,000. The scholarship will pay for Okuboyejo’s fees for the next academic year. Following the death of her mother in her twenties, Okuboyejo...
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The Dorothy Beckford Scholarship has been awarded to Julia Okuboyejo a BA

Dorothy Beckford Scholarship awarded to English student Julia Okuboyejo

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Feminist Emergency: International Conference - 22-24 June

This major international feminist conference emerges out of a shared sense that feminism today is confronted with a set of acute challenges which urgently need new resources and critical insight. Austerity policies, increasing social inequality, an ageing population, as well as global and domestic violence all place women under renewed...
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Louisa Harvey
On Thursday 15 June Birkbeck’s Enterprise Programme hosted an evening of awards, celebration and networking as their pilot project, BECCA (Birkbeck Enterprise Community Competition & Awards), came to a successful close with the winners announced following their pitching competition. Best Business Pitch was awarded to MSc Management with Business Innovation student Robert Bauer. Best Business...
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On Thursday 15 June Birkbecks Enterprise Programme hosted an evening of awards

Birkbeck Enterprise celebrates student entrepreneurs

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New #BBKresearch from Dr Sue Brooks assesses the impact of the extreme storminess that occurred in the winter of 2013-14 in the UK, where monthly rainfall was over 200% of the 1981-2010 average. The damage from this extreme weather affected landforms, habitats, societies and infrastructure, and varied noticeably across the UK.

Published in the Geographical Association’s flagship journal...
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New BBKresearch from Dr Sue Brooks assesses the impact of the extreme

Coastal resilience and vulnerability

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Professor Frank Trentmann from Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology has been awarded a Humboldt Research Prize, worth €60,000 by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. The prize is given to outstanding academics at the peak of their careers.

Professor Trentmann has worked at Birkbeck since 2000, most recently #BBKresearch on consumption, materiality, energy and everyday...
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Professor Frank Trentmann from Birkbecks Department of History Classics and Arch

Humboldt Research Prize for Professor Trentmann

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