Ten years ago Deborah did not speak Korean at all; now she is regarded as a leading practitioner in the field of translation, having translated the Man Booker International Prize 2016 winner The Vegetarian. With just 3 days to go until World Book Day (2 Mar), enjoy some insights into one of the most discerning of art forms from a SOAS alumna...

"I find that objectivity is not desirable in translation" - Deborah Smith gives insights on her craft | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Today marks 100 years since the Royal opening of the ‘School of Oriental Studies’. King George V was accompanied by Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary on 23 February 1917 at Finsbury Circus, SOAS's first home.

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SOAS' Neve Gordon argues Trump’s pronouncement can actually be understood as a positive development and calls for an "American and European Awakening". Find out why on the SOAS blog...

Trump’s One-State Option | Study at SOAS Blogs

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For the first time SOAS has its own Snapchat filter, be sure to use it if you are around campus today! [ Giphy.com Link ]
Language Fest today at SOAS, hosted by the SOAS World Languages Institute on International Mother Language Day. Visitors have enjoyed paintings inspired by metaphors from different languages, video recordings of endangered languages and language tasters in British Sign Language and Sylheti [ Bit.ly Link ]
On the World Day of Social Justice, join SOAS's campaign to support living costs of a displaced person studying at SOAS.

The Sanctuary Scholarships Appeal is SOAS's largest fundraising campaign for displaced people who cannot access student finance, to provide them with a chance to enter higher education in the UK.

Find out more here: [ Soas.ac.uk Link ]

Does knowledge have borders?

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Two days prior to his BAFTA win for the welfare drama 'I Daniel Blake', the great director and social commentator Ken Loach was in open dialogue with a packed lecture theatre at SOAS. Here're the top pics from the night.
Two days prior to his BAFTA win for the welfare drama 'I Daniel Blake', the great director and social commentator Ken Loach was in open dialogue with a packed lecture theatre at SOAS. Here're the top pics from the night.
The SOAS Quiz is back! How will you score? [ Soas.ac.uk Link ]

SOAS Quiz

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London has been voted 3rd best student city (up two places) in the 2017 QS Best Student Cities rankings. And we're right at the heart of it! bit.ly/2kBwrDp
The SOAS Concert Series continues this week with London-based ensemble Sekar Enggal performing traditional Sundanese music from West Java, Indonesia at SOAS on Monday 20 February.

The group was formed in 1992, when the first set of gamelan degung instruments arrived in the UK.

Find out more and register here: [ Soas.ac.uk Link ]

(Photo: Sekar Enggal by Kevin McDonnell)
What universities are doing to help Syria’s lost generation?

"Displacement can affect a wide range of people, but whatever your position it almost always leaves you poorer and less able to access education. In Syria, the Institute of International Education estimates that more than a quarter of Syria’s young people – men and women – were participating in education before the conflict.

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What universities are doing to help Syria's lost generation

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"For millions around the world, neoliberalism – in which austerity has been a recurring theme – is not working." At a night at SOAS, celebrated Director Ken Loach, in conversation with comedian/writer/actress Francesca Martinez, challenges his captive audience. Dr Feyzi Ismail reports... SOAS Radio

Austerity and solidarity in neoliberal Britain: Ken Loach asks, which side are you on? | Study at SOAS Blogs

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The SOAS Quiz is back for a new instalment! How will you score? [ Soas.ac.uk Link ]

SOAS Quiz

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"This course is hugely relevant and addresses some of the key issues facing our societies today". Want to work in government, an NGO, the media, law, security, or a civil society institution? Then find out more about our new 2-year online and distance learning postgraduate programme: Muslim Minorities in a Global Context.

Muslim Minorities in a Global Context: meet the tutor | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Think fake news is a recent phenomenon? Think again. Dictators, ideologues and despots have always sought to manipulate events to boost their power and subjugate their populations. In this post, Dr Dina Matar demonstrates why the study of media, in all its forms, has never been more necessary

Why study media? Because it's under attack | Study at SOAS Blogs

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It's World Radio Day everyone - so go check this out! SOAS Radio SOAS Students' Union SOAS alumni network

World Radio Day London 2017

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You’ve likely read the plethora of media reports; our academics have weighed in. But SOAS students are an opinionated bunch – so what’s their take on the decolonising agenda currently taking place?

Students' views | Study at SOAS Blogs

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Celebrated food writer Claudia Roden's Centenary Lecture
Tonight at 7pm - tune in to the SOAS Facebook page for the live stream of celebrated food writer Claudia Roden's Centenary Lecture. For more info on what the night has in store, see: [ Bit.ly Link ]